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More soldiers die by the hands of Al Qaeda

THE LEVANT –  At least five Yemeni policemen were killed Friday evening when suspected Al Qaeda gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, an interior ministry official said. “Heavily armed gunmen fired machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades on a checkpoint manned by police troops near the main entrance of …

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Traveling for peace, a Yemeni turns globe trotter

THE LEVANT – Al Hayat newspaper published a news report earlier this week in which it explains that a Yemeni national, Ahmed Al Qassemi, will endeavour to travel through Australia, South America and Europe on his camel to promote peace. Al Qassemi has said that by walking through towns and …

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Yemen – The nation of the hungry

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Catherine Shakdam – While Yemen has long battled hunger and food insecurity, most and acutely since 2011 when the uprising came to upset an already fragile balance, plunging millions under the poverty threshold, the impoverished nation has reached an unsustainable food crisis level, where famine …

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Al Qaeda loses religious ground in Yemen

THE LEVANT  – Even though Al Qaeda Yemen has often played on Yemenis’ attachment to tradition and their keenness to remain truly literal in their applications of the tenets of Islam, it appears terror militants are fast losing ground on the religious front as more and more clerics have felt …

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Houthis hand back army camp to Yemeni government

The Houthi Yemeni group, “Ansarullah”,  handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa this week. The fall of Omran, some 50 kms (31 miles) north …

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McClatchy wants Yemen to restore US journalist visa

McClatchy has asked the president of Yemen to direct his government to issue a new visa to Adam Baron, McClatchy’s special correspondent in that country. Baron was expelled from the country in May without explanation. Anders Gyllenahaal, McClatchy vice president for news and the newspaper group’s Washington editor, said McClatchy …

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Yemen IDP crisis unravels

More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen’s Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi’ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people. In an urgent appeal sent to relief organisations operating in Yemen, the …

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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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The Houthis stand at Sana’a’s door

Following days of the most intense fighting yet to take place in Amran, the regional capital city of the northern Yemeni province of Amran, Houthis fighters (Zaidi group organized under the political denomination: Ansar Allah) managed all odds to gain the upper hand, sending thousands of civilians to flee the …

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