Yemen

Breaking: Ansar al-Shari’a targets US embassy in Sana’a with LAW rocket, Akhbar Ansar al-Shari’a (Yemen), 27 September 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Ansar al-Shari’a targeted the American embassy in the capital Sana’a this evening with a LAW1 rocket. Akhbar Ansar al-Shari’a’s correspondent in Sana’a explained that initial reports indicated that the attack led to injuries among the embassy guards and damaged an armoured vehicle. He explained that the attack came…

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‘Houthi gunmen fire missile at military unit in Hamdan, hours after ceasefire announcement,’ Al-Masdar Online (Yemen), 4 June 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Just hours after the announcement of an immediate ceasefire between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni army, there are reports of gunmen firing at a military unit just north of the capital Sana’a.– – مسلحو الحوثي يطلقون قذيفة على طقم عسكري في همدان بعد ساعات من إعلان وقف إطلاق…

Yemen

‘Ministry of Defence announces ceasefire in Amran,’ Al-Watan Al-Yemenye (Yemen), 4 June 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
After more than three days of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in the northern province of Amran, an immediate ceasefire has been announced by Yemen’s Ministry of Defence.– – — – – – الدفاع تعلن وقف إطلاق النار في عمران ٤ يونيو ٢٠١٤ أعلنت وزارة الدفاع…

Yemen

‘Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen show flexibility despite successive army operations,’ Al-Masdar Online (Yemen), 12 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Despite a campaign being launched by Yemen’s armed forces, Al-Qaeda has remained successful in perpetrating acts of violence throughout the country. Yemen’s military lacks manpower and the modern equipment necessary to properly counter AQAP, and also has no long-term strategy to ensure that once regions are cleared of…

Yemen

‘Canadian Foreign Ministry: What has been achieved in Yemen is a historical accomplishment,’ al-Thawra News (Yemen), 31 January 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird recently congratulated Yemen on the success of its National Dialogue Conference. Baird considered the conference a historical achievement, paving the way for freedom, democracy, human rights and the Rule of Law in Yemen. The Foreign Minister also confirmed that Canada will…

Yemen

House of Representatives votes to prohibit drones from flying over Yemeni airspace, Saba News (Yemen), 15 November 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Yemen’s House of Representatives met for the first session of the current period. The session comes in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack last week and continuing civilian casualties from US drone strikes in the country. – – مجلس النواب يصوت على منع الطائرات بدون طيار من…