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UAE charity delivers aid to Yemenis

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

UAE charity Red Crescent Authority (RCA) Tuesday delivered food aid to the needy people here as part of its “Sanadhum” campaign to provide humanitarian support to Yemen. The food parcels, containing …
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What and who are not working in Yemen

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off


a Yemeni worker; photo by Amira Nasser

Severe working conditions with no way out

Amira Nasser, Yemen Times, May 17, 2012

Despite the revolution which exploded last year in Yemen with demands for human rights and opportunities, thousands of Yemenis still work in slave-like conditions with little hope of escape.

Surviving in Yemen’s harsh economy with limited choices has forced countless Yemenis to take work that affords them little social mobility, and leaves them drowning in debt.

Tight circumstances

Waheeb Abdul-Wahab, a 13-year-old, works in a mechanic shop with his 7-year-old brother, Majed, from 7a.m. to 4p.m. daily. They each make YR 1000 , less than 5 US dollars, for a long day of strenuous labor.

“My brother and I give some of the money to my mother and we keep about YR 600 for ourselves.”

Waheeb added that he alone makes roughly YR 8000 to 9000 in profits for the shop owner on a daily basis, but he keeps only YR 1000 for himself.

He and his brother are an example of thousands of Yemeni children who are forced to work demanding jobs in order to sustain their families.

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Yemenis call for purges of ex-leader’s loyalists

May 4th, 2012 Comments off

Yemeni Army soldiers stand in a line to block protestors in front of the President's house, unseen, during a demonstration demanding the trial of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets Thursday to demand dismissal of members of the country’s former regime from top military posts, a key to fighting al-Qaida, as 20 militants and Yemeni troops were killed in clashes in the south.

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Yemenis: Ousted leader undermining al-Qaida fight

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, Badr al-Sudani, second from left, a suspected al-Qaida militant gestures to the judge during his trial along with other militants at a state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is seen by Washington as the most dangerous arm of the terror group after repeated attempts to carry out bombings on American soil. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)It was a stunning attack by al-Qaida in a country that is one of the world’s hottest fronts against the terror group. Militants rampaged through an army camp in southern Yemen before dawn, catching soldiers asleep and killing more than 180. Amid the turmoil, the defense minister ordered helicopters to evacuate the wounded.

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Yemen prepares for presidential election

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

SANA'A – Amid strict security measures around 10 million Yemenis are expected to cast their vote Tuesday in the presidential elections for which there is only one candidate Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, dep
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Yemenis denounce protester deaths

December 25th, 2011 Comments off

Thousands of Yemenis take to the streets of Sanaa, to protest against the killing of demonstrators and demand their country’s acting leader resign.
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Yemenis still crying out for democracy

July 7th, 2011 Comments off

The Yemeni people are unrelenting in their demands for democracy.
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Categories: Arab News Tags: Democracy, Source, Yemeni, Yemenis

Yemenis rejoice as Saleh leaves

June 5th, 2011 Comments off

Thousands celebrate the departure of Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia for treatment, although it is unclear whether he will return.
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shooting at demonstrators in Yemen

May 11th, 2011 Comments off
The other day, some 100 Yemenis were either killed or injured by Yemeni troops.  Did Western governments notice?  Those governments have no credibility as far as Arabs/Muslims are concerned: even when they feed a hungry child or bomb a Libyan city or invoke Human Rights, they have ulterior (and sinister) motives, always.

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Having slaughtered over 40 Yemenis, Saleh declares a ‘State of Emergency’…

March 18th, 2011 Comments off

The preservation of this regime is a priority!

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