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Post-Saleh guerrilla conflicts leave scores of civilians dead 

In the past 10 days, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement that all sides in the country’s conflict are indiscriminately killing civilians. He said airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition alone killed 68 noncombatants in one day. The UN last week described the civil conflict in Yemen as …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Saleh’s assassination, Houthi danger

The assassination of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh continued to top the Egyptian media’s agenda on Arab affairs, as well as recent controversy which followed US intentions to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital amid Arab and international warnings. Wessam Bassandowa, Yemeni writer and researcher, criticised Saleh’s assassination, the use of violence, and bloodshed …

Amira El-Fekki

Ali Abdallah Saleh: The death of Yemen’s strong man

Yemen’s former president and rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated in the area of Khawlan in the capital Sanaa as he was fleeing Houthi rebels. His envoy was ambushed with an RPG rocket and he was then reportedly assassinated by gunfire. Some of his aides were killed, while others were injured. The strongman of …

Daily News Egypt

Celebrating ten years of exceptional rule

The day 4 January 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s accession to Ruler of Dubai. It is a day for celebration and giving thanks. This is an opportunity for Emiratis to express their appreciation for an exceptional ruler, who has not only fulfilled his roles as Vice-President and Prime Minister …

Khalaf Al Habtoor