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Al Qaeda says Houthis will pay for their defiance

THE LEVANT  – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, reacting to the loss of its strongholds to Shi’ite Houthi fighters, has accused its opponents of acting as a proxy for the United States and threatened renewed violence against them. In an audio message on jihadist websites, al AQAP’s military commander …

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Houthi gains in Yemen: Regional and local dimensions

THE LEVANT – By Afro-Middle East Centre – The striking advances of Houthis in Yemen, having already taken de facto control of the capital Sana’a last month, has implications for Yemen as well as for the greater Middle East. Within Yemen, they signal the return to political prominence of the Zaidi-Shia, …

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Yemen cuts fuel prices under deal between Houthis, state

THE LEVANT – The Yemeni government has reduced fuel prices by around 15 percent following a deal with the Ansarullah revolutionaries. The country’s state oil company made the announcement on Wednesday, cutting back a price rise introduced back in July that triggered nationwide protests. The company said the price of petrol …

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President Hadi warns the Houthis – video –

THE LEVANT – Yemen’s president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi  has warned the Houthis, a faction organized under the leadership of Abdel-Malek Al Houthi leading mass protests in the country’s capital that the United States and other world powers oppose the “rebellion.” President  Hadi’s remarks Wednesday, carried by Yemen’s official SABA news agency, …

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Houthi demonstration in Sana’a

THE LEVANT – The Houthis of Yemen have vowed to force all Islamists out of government. While the group’s most fervent detractors insist the Houthis represent a threat to national security, militants and supporters of Abdel-Malel Al Houthi have warned no amount of propaganda or intimidation will make them abandon …

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Tensions rise in the Yemeni capital

THE LEVANT – A presidential negotiating team Sunday, August 24, abandoned talks with the Houthis, accusing them of seeking to ignite a war, as the tension-filled Yemeni capital braced for rival protests. President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s envoys had held talks with rebel commander Abdel-Malek al-Houthi since Thursday, August 21, …

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Benomar issues communique on Yemen situation

THE LEVANT –  The following is a copy of a communique issued by Jamal Benomar, UN Special Adviser to Yemen. Statement from the Office of the Special Adviser on ‪Yemen The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Yemen,‪ Jamal_Benomar‬, is doing his utmost to help address the roots of the current …

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Yemen’s waiting game

THE LEVANT – Thousands of supporters of Yemen’s powerful Shiite rebel group escalated their standoff with the government on Friday, setting up tents near three ministries to press for the replacement of a prime minister they depict as “manipulated” by their rival Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood. In their fifth …

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The Houthis stage massive demonstrations across Yemen

[embedplusvideo height=”450″ width=”450″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1qxXR8T” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/dCggS7zNzPw?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=dCggS7zNzPw&width=450&height=450&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8353″ /] THE LEVANT  – Abdel Malek Al Houthi’s call for mobilization has been answered by hundreds of thousands of Yemenis this Friday. As Houthi militants and supporters of the movement have flooded the streets of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, one cannot deny the …

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What’s cooking in Yemen

THE LEVANT – Is A showdown brewing in Yemen? On August 17th the Houthis, a Shia rebel group based in northern Yemen, issued an ultimatum to the government in Sana’a. Yemen’s president, they said, had five days to cut fuel prices and dissolve the government—or face a rerun of the 2011 revolution that …

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Yemen protests fuel prizes

THE LEVANT – Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen’s Shiite rebels took to Sanaa’s streets on Monday demanding the government’s ouster over its decision to hike fuel prices. “The people want to overthrow the corrupt government,” the demonstrators chanted as they marched to central Sanaa from Change Square, the epicentre …

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Yemen slams Houthis for alleged ‘atrocities’ near Sana’a

Yemeni authorities on Wednesday accused Shiite rebels of having carried out “atrocities” in the northern city of Amran, near the capital, that they seized after three days of fierce fighting.Houthi Shiite rebels, known as Ansarullah, “stormed the headquarters of the 310th Armoured Brigade, looted weapons and equipment there, and killed …

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