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Foreign ministry also calls for national consensus in Yemen and stability in the region
Export halt from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Turkey creating crisis, says Helal
Negotiations still ongoing concerning fines and impounding of vessels
We are following the case and working for their release, says Egyptian Embassy in Sana’a
Egypt expresses concern as string of attacks claims dozens of lives
Despite security threats, Egypt uses diplomacy to deal with situation in Libya, says Shoukry
Foreign minister met an array of diplomats and officials on sidelines of 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York
AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …
By Daniel Nisman When he is (eventually) elected to Egypt’s Presidency, former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi knows the Everest of his policy goals will be restoring the country’s floundering economy. But before he can take on the monumental task of ensuring food and petrol stability to a largely impoverished country of over 85 million, Sisi …
AFP – A suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sunday killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military base in southeast Yemen, officials said, as government forces pursued jihadists in three restive provinces. The bombing came just hours after three gunmen were killed when they attacked a checkpoint close to the presidential palace …
By Marwan Muasher When the Arab awakening began in 2011, its primary goal should have been to advance pluralism and democracy – causes that were neglected in the Arab world’s first, anti-colonial awakening in the 20th century. But, after three years of struggle, the process has only just begun. Will the second Arab awakening finally …
Residents there told AFP on Sunday of “exceptionally” heavy artillery fire and air raids targeting Al-Qaeda hideouts in the region.
News of his death came as officials blamed AQAP for a suicide bombing at an intelligence post that wounded two guards, and after gunmen killed an army officer in Aden.
Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.
The assault came in the eastern province of Hadramawt were the security forces have suffered repeated losses which prompted President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to fire his interior minister earlier this month.
The pan-Arab bloc was created in Cairo on 22 March 1945.
The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh over the potential risks to domestic security of Saudi extremists fighting in Syria.
Total’s leading role in building the $4.5bn Yemen LNG export plant in 2005-09 made it the largest foreign investor in the country, which is one of the poorest in the Arab world.
AFP – Gunmen have abducted a British teacher in Sanaa, in the second kidnapping this month of a British expat in violence-hit Yemen, a security official said Thursday. The unidentified gunmen captured the teacher on Wednesday evening as he returned from work, the official said. A Western diplomat confirmed the kidnapping. The teacher, whose identity …
Yemen’s parties had been divided on whether to split the future federation into two or six regions.
Kidnappers are demanding $3m (€2.2m) for his release before Saturday’s deadline.
AFP – Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-sector employee in the Yemeni capital on Monday, witnesses and an industry official told AFP, the second abduction of a foreigner in Yemen since Friday. “Gunmen in a car kidnapped the British man at around 9.00am near a grocery store in Hada,” a tightly-patrolled district in central Sanaa, the …
Nobody at the Iranian embassy was immediately available for comment but other diplomats said the victim was an embassy security officer.
They rose up in 2004 in their stronghold of Saada against the government of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, blaming it for marginalising them.
As the debates rage in Egypt on whether presidential elections should be held before parliamentary elections, the country seems headed to an all too familiar scenario. In February 2012, elections were held in Yemen with acting president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi as the only candidate on the ballot. While many Egyptian activists ridiculed this move, …
Schools and public offices were closed and shops shuttered in the south on the second day of the protests.
The spokesman said he had been driving ahead of the consul, but when he arrived at the embassy, the consul was no longer following.
The International Finance Corporation is willing to finance public-private-partnerships centred on infrastructure, says regional director
Another man was given a three-year jail term while a ninth, who remains at large, was handed a 10-year term.
The dialogue is aimed at drawing up a new constitution for Yemen and preparing for elections in February.