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Three staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who had been held since the beginning of the week by armed individuals in the vicinity of Ja’ar, in Abyan governorate, are now safely back with their colleagues in Aden, read a Press Release issued by the ICRC. “We are relieved and extremely happy to have our colleagues back with us,” said Cedric Schweizer, who heads the ICRC delegation in Yemen. “We would like to thank all those who gave us their support unconditionally with the aim of getting our colleagues back safe and sound.”

Aal Fadhl clan which belongs to al-Maraqeshah tribe in Abyan province claimed responsibility for

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A helicopter which was carrying members of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), was expose to shooting while it was on its way to Rada’ in al-Baidha Province.

The helicopter was hit and was forced to land on the west of Rada’ without any human casualties. Sources in the air forces disclosed that a helicopter was also exposed to shooting, during its routine flying over the Yemeni capital Sana’a three days ago. This comes while Yemen is still living the tragedy of the crash of the Sukhoi 22 in south Sana’a.

YEMEN WITNESSED DURING THE PERIOD OF LESS THAN A YEAR SEVERAL AIR ACCIDENTS INCLUDING THE CRASHES OF THREE MILITARY PLANES, WHICH ANALYSTS SEE AS ABNORMAL INDICATOR AND DANGEROUS PHENOMENON THAT CANNOT BE SPONTANEOUS OR JUST OCCASIONAL.

CABINET MEETINGS CRIPPLED FOR THE FOURTH TIME The meeting of the National Reconciliation Government was crippled for the fourth time because of the absence of the Prime Minister, Mohammed Salem Basendwah, who navigates between Jordan and Egypt on non-official visits. A source in the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said that it was scheduled for the government to hold the meeting this week but it faltered because of the absence of Basendwah who is still visiting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on a non- official visit and also without the existence of a deputy to the Prime Minister.

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Tribal gunmen released, on Wednesday evening, two Egyptians experts after their abduction on May 7th to uncharted territory in the southern Abyan province. The release of the Egyptians occurred after mediation led by Abdul Latif al-Sayeed, tribal leader of the People’s Committees in Abyan. The website of the Ministry of Defense quoted the Egyptian ambassador to Yemen Ashraf Aql, who said that tribal mediation succeeded in releasing both Dr. Nasser Khalaf, the Deputy Executive Director of the al-Wahda cement plant in Abyan and Hanafi Hijazi, director of the factory quarry. The ambassador added that the Egyptian consul in Aden, Haddad al-Jawhari made great efforts under his supervision in the followup to end the kidnappings and

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The source noted that the faltering of the periodic meeting of the government caused disruption of many interests of citizens and government ministries and institutions whose reports are discussed at these meetings, noting security chaos and the deterioration of public life which models many areas of the provinces of the Republic. The regular meeting takes place for the Yemeni government on Tuesday of each week, but it did not take place for nearly a month due to the traveling of the Prime Minister to Jordan on

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Behance Yemen- A meeting of creative minds organized by One Graphics held its first ever event in Sana’a on May 16 2013 at the Lebanese International University inviting over 250 talented and creative students and representatives from various divisions of businesses in Yemen. The organizers One Graphics aimed at gathering creative professionals from all over Yemen to come

join them at this event and share their experiences and ideas.

The event coordinator Mohammed Mubarak said that this event was the first of its kind to take place in Sana’a. “It is a global event which takes place across various countries including the Arab world. It started with the idea of a website which gave opportunities to the creative minds to share their work and projects on the website. We then decided to go for a

gathering or create small events using the power of creative minds in the region and other cities to bring people from this field closer together to share ideas. Behance holds events across 1000 cities and Sana’a will hold the first of its kind in Yemen which will gather the most experienced and talented individuals from various regions of Yemen. Also the creative minds and talents will have the opportunity to share ideas and socialize and meet with people with

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visions just like them and passion to grow. The event features presentations and workshop seminars. Also the work from the presenters such as Ziryab al Ghabri, Ibrahim Saleh, Mahdi Karama Joban, Abdulrahm H. Jaber and Salwa Eliryani will be up on display”, said Mubarak. He also added that their work will be on display where they will discuss their concepts and experience. “ We want the young talents to get exposure to the outside world. Up to 250 attendees will be visiting. It is not a short term event it will go a long way. At the seminar the presenters will take questions. The young talents are at the verge of bagging a job or a contract for business owners who will also be attending the event. The young talents can take advantage of the socializing opportunity to meet and express their ideas and work to the others and the business owners. Also for the business owners who are looking for fresh young talent this would be the perfect spot to pick them in their company or start a small project. This is basically our aim in introducing Behance to Yemen. Basically it will enhance the ideas and create new opportunities in the Yemeni market and get the market to develop and mature. We have also invited people with medium or little experience to attend so that they can gain help with their future plans and enhance their ideas. We are having visitors like Xerox and Natco attending the event so hopefully they can benefit too out of this program. One graphics is exposed to similar events across the globe and they wanted to expose this to Yemen too”, he added.

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in Sana’a, al Kahily introduced them an excellent and extensive recreational program that he had already prepared for them to identify the most possible number of landmarks of Sana’a. When the one-day visit was over, the four Yemeni-Emirati young men couldn’t help pleading with al Kahily to have more extra days. They asked for another three days. During the additional days the young people came to know several attractions in the city of Sana’a and nearby areas. These extra days were enough to change their presumed impressions of their mother country as a whole. After they discovered that their native soil is a “Paradise”, they regretted having such presumed impressions. “Yemen is an amazing country with abundant landmarks and highlights, which really out-

shine more than those in the highly tourism-based countries,” they said. The four Yemeni-Emirati young men expressed their gratitude for the amiable contributions of al Kahily, They hailed him “an epitome of Yemen’s enthusiastic Youth.” They asked al-Kuhali to prepare for upcoming programs in order to visit other landmarks across Yemen, stressing that they will visit Yemen during every time off they will have.

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Naser Ahmed Nasser, Esmail Mohsen al qasmi, Mohammed a brkani and Ali al bloshi are four Yemeni-Emirati young men, who lived since birth in UAE said they have never visited their country of origin, Yemen, due to the commonly haunting idea that Yemen is unsafe place, and that it is still lagging behind with Middle Ages standard of living, lacking a lot of ways of modern life and modern technologies in addition to being dominated by the problems and drawbacks of all kinds. The enthusiastic young man and homeland-loving Hassan Ali al Kahily of Fly Dubai have made great efforts to persuade the four Yemeni-Emirati young men to visit Yemen. After a period of swaying negotiations, an agreement was reached ultimately to visit Sana’a and for one day only, though they described it as “an adventure.” By the time of their arrival


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The Yemeni Equestrian Federation recorded a historic achievement after the number of female horseback riders reached one hundred and twenty in one batches, which is a record number. This is the first time that Yemeni females snatch the horseback rid-

ing figures out of the hands of men who are busy with politics. Five years ago, Sheikha Hind alShayef was the only female jockey in Yemen. After that, the well-known media female figure, Ahlam al-Sayaghi became a Jockey. But during the years of 2012-2013, the number of female jockeys in Yemen in-

creased to approximately 150. The most amazing thing about it is that among these female, about 12 have Master’s and Ph.D. degrees. One of them is a doctor in the medical field from the province of Marib, and the others are professors at the universities of Sana’a,Taiz and Hodeidah!

YEMEN, WB DISCUSS DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL PROJECT Yemen and World Bank (WB) discussed here on Thursday the possibility of developing the agricultural projects that the WB contributes to fund, like the projects of rain-fed agriculture and livestock, and the national irrigation program. This came during a meeting gathered Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Farid Mujawar and WB director of water and agriculture sector in the Middle East and North Africa. They also reviewed the activities of the agricultural sector in Yemen, which is an essential income resource for most families, especially in rural areas, and its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provision of job opportunities as well. The meeting also touched on the

probability of setting up new projects and ensuring the benefit of the qualified personnel working in projects that will be expired soon in the new projects such as a food security program which will be initiated in the coming days after tying up the relevant draft document. The Minister reviewed the activities carried out by the ministry aiming to develop the agricultural sector and increase the agricultural productivity in order to improve the farmers’ living conditions, especially in rural areas, as well as the ministry interventions in the use of modern technology of rainwater harvesting tanks and modern irrigation systems to help farmers in the target areas. Mujawar said that he is looking

forward to the WB’s aid to assist the ministry’s efforts to circulate the use of such technologies widely in the country.

He called on the Bank to motivate donors to speed up the process of financing the implementation of projects in Yemen, to help improve the economic conditions. The WB official expressed the Bank’s willingness to support interventions in the agricultural development and any relevant efforts as well. He stressed his commitment to coordinate with other donors to rally funds and help the Yemeni government to achieve the stability and development paths in the country. (Saba)

SYMPOSIUM ON JUDICIAL SYSTEM REFORM IN THE NEW CONSTITUTION The French project to support the new constitution held in Sana’a on Wednesday a symposium on the judicial system reform in the new constitution. In the symposium lawyer expert Ormond Teryan delivered a lecture included a number of topics related priority features of a good judicial system, judicial independence standards, the advantages of establishing high judicial boards, strengthening the constitutional guarantees of the judicial indepen-

dence, and other topics related to the judicial system reform in the new constitution. Professor Francois FrisonRoche, a specialist in drafting of constitutions, also spoke in the symposium, displaying a number of views and proposals on constitution, advantages of democratic political systems and the form of the state in addition to the importance of drafting a constitution meets with the reality and needs of development and the strategic

visions for Yemen’s future. Elite of politicians, parliamentarians and intellectuals attended the symposium and took part in the debates focusing on the new regulatory laws that should ensure the effective independence of the judiciary and judges and cope with the international standards of independence and impartiality of the judiciary.

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province claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Swiss Red Cross employee working for the Red Cross mission in Yemen. The tribe demanded the release of one its fellow tribesmen detained six years ago in order to release the Swiss national. On Tuesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced that three of the organization’s workers were kidnapped in southern Yemen. ICRC spokesperson told the Swiss News Agency (SDA) that talks were being held with the armed group to secure their release; he did not reveal the nationalities of the hostages. The ICRC staff members were stopped by armed men at around 11 a.m. local time on 13 May near Ja’ar. They were in an ICRCmarked vehicle on their way back to the delegation from a field trip. This kidnapping came one week after the abduction of two Egyptian experts working in a cement factory in the region by the same tribe. The kidnapping also came after just a

few days of the release of two Yemeni doctors working for the Red Cross, after a mediation effort by the commander of the commander of Popular Committees in Abyan, Abdul alLateef al-Sayed, with the Maraqeshah tribes which abducted them days ago. Tribal sources said that the kidnappers were demanding the release of one of their fellow tribesmen detained in al-Mansoura penitentiary in Aden. The man was arrested six years ago on the backdrop of a murder charge that has not been proven as of yet and has not been presented to the court to decide on the case. The sources accused officials and influential figures in the state of being behind his arrest, trial stall and delay of his release. According to tribal sources, the tribes issued a statement where they claimed responsibility for the abduction of the two Egyptian experts, and demanded the release of their fellow incarcerated tribesman. The sources said that a copy of the statement was delivered to each of the Governor of Abyan, security manager, and Faisal Rajab commander of the 119th Brigade in the area, and the commander of the Popular Committees Abdul Lateef al-Sayyid.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the kidnapping of the three Red Cross staff members including two foreigners, a Swiss and a Kenyan national along with a Yemeni. The MoI stated that they were kidnapped by al-Maraqeshah tribesmen as they were on their way back to the District of Ja’ar. The MoI explained that the three abductees were Daniel, a Swiss citizen. a Kenyan national named Abdullah Mohammed Saeed and the third was a Yemeni national named Jamal. “The three persons were granted permission to the area of Ja’ar only, but they went out of their path and visited the Atiyah fort and al-Barq Mountain and met, during their visit to those areas, with sheikhs from Aal Obad al-Maraqeshah and Sheikhs of the fort area. When they were on their way back from the field visit, they were intercepted and detained by armed tribesmen from alMaraqeshah tribe before their arrival to Ja’ar. “ Read a statement by the MoI. According to the Security Media Center of the MoI, security forces in Abyan province had carried out ongoing procedures for the release of the staff of the Red Cross (ICRC). Intel at that time suggested that they were held at al-Barq Mountain about 12 kilome-

ters north of the city of Ja’ar. The spokeswoman of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dibeh Fakhr, confirmed that the hostages told the Red Cross that they were in good condition.

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coordination with the concerned authorities in Yemen, expressing his thanks to the mediation efforts and all the officials in the Yemeni government and the interior ministry and security services for their dedication until the release of the Egyptians peacefully without any harm. Aql said he was in contact with the kidnapped Egyptians after their release and reassures that they are in good health and were treated well by their captors.

The country has seen frequent kidnappings targeting foreigners to achieve the demands of the authorities. Mostly, the release of the kidnapped for a ransom and it comes as a natural result of the deterioration of the security situation as a result of the political crisis, which began in early 2011

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LOCAL NEWS THOUSANDS OF DEPORTEES’ TROOPS RETURN TO DUTY 31 thousand soldiers, who had been serving in various army units and were turned away, exclude or who turned to retirement illegally, will return to duty soon, as well as 40 thousand people who were working in the civil service, President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi said on Tuesday . BY AKRAM AL GAOLAHI

President Hadi stressed that this step is one of the fundamental processors to re-considering their legitimate rights. This came during a meeting with President Hadi and Regional Commissioner for the East region and in the Maghreb region in the German Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The President pointed out that things have changed and we must change perceptions towards modern changes. “The dialogue copes with modernity and the requirements of the times and the dialogue here in Sana’a is opened to anyone convinced to catch up in perspective toward the future, hopefully a valuable opportunity. This may not be repeated and everyone must not hesitate and wait for the unseen coming or from here and there,” he said.

Hadi expressed his appreciation and thanks for the German assistance that was provided to Yemen in order to get out from crisis and

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58 of the nearly 94 Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo Bay have been freed of any criminal charges by the U.S. Department of Justice, said the Yemeni Minister of Human Rights, Huriyah Mashoor, on Wednesday.

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Mashoor said, during a meeting of the Committee on the follow-up issues of the Yemeni detainees abroad, that there are Yemeni detainees in Bagram Pakistan, noting that there were arrangements to sign an agreement with the Iraqi government for the exchange of prisoners, which left 15 Yemeni prisoners in Iraq after receiving 6 of them two months ago.

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The Hood and Karama Organizations had organized, recently, a protest march in front of the Presidential House, marking the 11th year memorial of the opening of Guantanamo, and it was attended by a number of relatives of the detainees, as well as human rights activists.

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difficult conditions and into safety. He stressed that the comprehensive National Dialogue is going at a high pace towards achieving the

POLICE ARREST THREE AL-QAEDA 58 YEMENI GUANTANAMO SUSPECTS IN NORTH SANA’A DETAINEES FREED OF

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Security members arrested three members suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda on Sunday at al-Azragain checkpoint north in the capital of Sana’a, a security source told the Yemen Observer. “The suspected members were onboard a mini bus heading for the downtown of Sana’a,” said the source. The source confirmed that the sus-

pected members, Samir al-Arhabi, Nasser al-Ibbi and Nabil al-Rada’ea, with ages ranging from 25 to 30 years, were all fugitives, pointing out that the process of arresting them was conducted by members of the CTU and NSA members at al-Azragain checkpoint. The Al-Qaeda suspected elements were handed over to the CTU department to undergo investigation processes, according to the source.

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Journal of Economic Media said “tribal militants kidnapped on Wednesday the Chief Editor Yaseen al-Zakari in Marib and four other journalists while in their way to al-Mahrah province for press coverage, and took them to an unknown destination. In a press release, Economic Media stated that “gunmen in Habab area, province of Marib abducted the Chief Editor Yaseen al-Zakari, and other journalists: Ibrahim al-Ashmori, Ahmed al-Shamiri, Noman alAsbahi and the cameraman Mohammed al-Shamiri and took them to an unknown location in the Sarwah. The Journal held responsible the security authorities for the lives of colleagues, and called for speeding up the release process, denouncing the kidnapping, which it described as “cowardly criminal act” against journalists. The Yemeni Journalist Syndicate (YJS) demanded the government “to punish all kidnappers and secure the release of colleagues until they return safe to their

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The Ethiopian embassy in Sana’a closed, on Tuesday, the Church of “Jannat” Protestant located in the Haddah area, demanded that Yemeni security protect it from Eritreans who harass worshipers, and reiterated its decision to change the current name of the church, as it perpetuates the name of the Church “Jannat” in Addis Ababa.

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here is a system working in our body to keep us healthy that few of us ever consider. And just as we and all our organs are dependent upon it, it in turn is dependent upon us. The lymphatic system. BY HASNA’ ABDULMAJID

Although few of us ever think about it, the lymphatic system deserves our understanding and attention. The blood that is in our bodies is often given more recognition and we are connected to its importance in our lives. There are terms that we use that give importance to blood within a social context. We may describe people who are close companions as being “ Almost like blood” and everyone has heard the saying, “ Blood is thicker than water.” From a literal standpoint every one of us has had a wound from which we have bled and so this aspect of the circulatory system is far from being a foreign concept. Blood is circulated by the heart at all times and it is well known that exercise and diet can improve the function of the heart. Nevertheless, a person who is in a coma and not eating or moving will still have their blood moving as long as the heart is pumping. This is not the case with the lymphatic system despite its fluid being more than the blood in our body and the health of every organ dependent upon its function. What is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system is the system by which waste is removed from the body .It is made up of

glands, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, adenoids and most commonly known, the tonsils. By way of its lymphatic fluid, it carries the body’s cellular sewage from the tissues to the blood, where it is either filtered by the liver or the kidneys. The liver and kidneys , the main places by which the body is detoxified. It removes everything impure from remnants of over-thecounter and prescription medications, drugs, toxins from cigarettes, airborne pollutants, food additives, and pesticides. There are about 500 lymph nodes in our body although the number varies from person to person. They’re made of tissue that contains special cells that help fight infection and disease such as cancer. They very in sizes from that of a pinhead to the size of a bean. According to Wikipedia “ a lymph node or lymph gland is an ovalshaped organ of the immune system, distributed widely throughout the body including the armpit and stomach and linked by lymphatic vessels”. The lymph nodes are work like a filter that traps and destroys anything harmful or useless to the body such as viruses, bacterias,damages cells or cells that are cancerous.Within Lymph

nodes are high concentrations of white blood cells (lymphocytes). When these attack and break down bacterias and harmful cells there is waste and destroyed bacteria which are carried by lymph fluid into the bloodstream where they are then disposed of.

At times there is an accumulation of trapped bacteria and viruses that cannot be destroyed in the lymph nodes, they tend to swell and become tender and sore to touch and this can be sign of infection. One of the most common forms of this is tonsillitis.

Cancer cells can also spread into the lymph nodes from a cancer in another part of the body. Cancer can also start in the lymph nodes themselves (lymphomas). If this happens, the lymph nodes become swollen but are often painless. Some signs of sluggish Lymphatic System When a person’s lymphatic fluid is stagnant then consequently toxins are not able to leave the body as readily making it prone to illness. The fluid controlled by a pressure system would usually be fluid and think but instead becomes thick and at times congealed. When this place that disposes bodily waste becomes clogged the body may exhibit symptoms such as: •Recurring colds, flu, and other illnesses that indicate a weak immune system •Fibromyalgia, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome and even cancer. • Fatigue

• body aches and pains

•Acne and cystic acne along jaw line, near ears, cheeks, and/or sides of the mouth and chin •swollen lymph nodes in neck, groin, and under arm pits •Allergies

Ways to improve the Lymphatic System

REBOUNDING IS FOR ALL AGES AND FITNESS LEVELS.

•Deep breathing can be an effecient way to pump fluid through the lymphatic system. Breathing deeply transports toxins into the blood keeping them from going through the liver. Most of us breath very shallowly and many doctors advocate breathing exercises to improve the detoxification process. Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP writes. “Breathing serves as the pump for the lymphatic system, just as the heart serves the circulatory system. Your cells must have oxygen to survive moment to moment. To thrive, they rely on a complex exchange between the circulatory system

CUT OUT THE JUNK, IF YOU WANT A HEALTHY LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

YOUR SKIN RELEASES WASTE FROM THE SKIN EVERY DAY. DRY BRUSHING ASSISTS IN DETOXIFYING YOUR BODY.

and the lymphatic system. Blood flow carries nutrients and ample amounts of oxygen into the capillaries, while a healthy lymphatic system carries away destructive toxins. Proper breathing is the moderator of this exchange. •Exercise in any form and specifically rebounding are a essential for lymphatic flow.The best kind is rebounding on a mini trampoline, which can dramatically improve lymph flow.James White, Ph.D., director of research and rehabilitation in the physical education department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), has explained added benefit of the rebounder when he said,“Rebounding allows the muscles to go through the full range of motion at equal force. It helps people learn to shift their weight properly and to be aware of body positions and balance”. It has also been ascertained at the American institute of bariatric physicians that rebounding burns 11 times more calories than walking, 5 times more calories than swimming and 3 times more calories than running!

•Drink water. Water is needed for every function of our body and the lymphatic system being liquid based is no exception. A person should ever wait until they are actually thirsty to drink water as thirst is actually a sign that your body is dehydrated.Without adequate water, lymph fluid cannot flow properly. One way to makes sure that the water is quickly absorbed by your cells, add some fresh lemon juice, lime juice, oxygen drops or pH drops.

•Dry skin brush especially before showering. Use a natural bristle brush on your dry skin.Brush in circular motions going upward from the feet to the torso and from the fingers to the chest. Strive to brush in same direction that your lymph flow – going toward the heart.

•Eat an abundance green vegetables to obtain chlorophyll which help purify your blood and lymph. They are best in their raw state or juiced. •Wear clothing that fits properly. Tight clothing restricts your lymph system and can cause blockage. Women should avoid under-wire brassieres and brassieres in general for least 12 hours each day. •Stay away from soda, neoncolored sports drinks, and fruit “juices” that are more sugar than fruit. These sugar-, color- and preservative-laden beverages burden the lymphatic system •Eat more raw fruit on an empty stomach. The enzymes and acids in fruit are powerful lymph cleansers. Eat them on an empty stomach for best digestion and maximum lymph-cleansing benefits. Most fruits are digested within 30 minutes or so and quickly help you feel better.

One specialist recommended the following:

•Add a few lymph-boosting herbal teas to your day, such as astragalus, echinacea, goldenseal, pokeroot or wild indigo root tea. Consult an herbalist or natural medicine specialist before combining two or more herbs or if you’re taking any medications or suffer from any serious health conditions. Avoid using herbs while pregnant or lactating and avoid long-term use of any herb without first consulting a qualified professional.

•Alternate hot and cold showers for several minutes. The heat dilates the blood vessels and the cold causes them to contract. Avoid this type of therapy if you have a heart or blood pressure condition or if you are pregnant.

•Get a gentle massage. Studies show that a gentle massage can push up to 78 percent of stagnant lymph back into circulation. Massage frees trapped toxins. You can also try a lymph drainage massage. It is a special form of massage that specifically targets lymph flow in the body. Whatever type of massage you choose, make sure it is gentle. Too much pressure may feel good on the muscles, but it doesn’t have the same lymph-stimulating effects.

Hasna’ Abdulmajid is an expatriate who came to Yemen to study Arabic and Islamic studies in a traditional manner. A visual artist and former radio host, she is currently writing pieces for the Yemeni Observer which highlight vital social aspects of the global and local community. Do you have some thoughts or things you’d like to share? Email her @ hasna.abdulmajid@ gmail.com

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BUSINESS ECONOMIC SEMC AND YBC OFFER A VISION ON ECONOMIC SNAPSHOTS YEMENIA SEEK TO RESUME REFORMS TO NATIONAL DIALOGUE AIRLINE COMPANY’S

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Studies & Economic Media Center (SEMC) and Yemeni Business Club (YBC) offered a vision on Economic Reforms and a mechanism of absorbing foreign aids, loans, and grants to the National Dialogue.

SEMC Chairman, Mustafa Nassr, clarified that Economic Reforms Vision was prepared by economic reforms team in Yemen, and it included three essential fields aim to stimulating the economy, creating job opportunities, achieving sustainable development and applying the governance principles on public and private institutions. Nassr pointed out that the three fields are represented in prevention citizens’ influenced by economic, social and human crisis, empowerment youth to access to the labor market inside and outside Yemen, in addition facilitating access to microfinance and applying the good governance.

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From his side; Fathi Abdulwasea Hael, Chairman of Yemeni Business Club, said that the private sector started to prepare the vision since the beginning of the last year and it was declared in attendance of the Prime Minister and numbers of its members with participation of more than 300 of Yemeni Businessmen. Abdulwasea added that the vision is like a map for the priorities which must be implemented during the next phase from the standpoint of the private sector and

civil society. He emphasized that mechanism of absorbing foreign aids, loans, and grants is a contribution from reforms team to take advantage from the grants that offer to Yemen. Economic Reforms Vision is an initiative from numbers of Yemeni businessmen from private sector, civil society leaders, academics and researchers and it was implemented by SEMC in cooperation with YBC in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise CIPE.

The UK official expressed satisfaction with the security measures adopted by Yemen in airports.

75% of the donors’ pledges have been allocated

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Al-Sa’adi said during a meeting held on Monday in Sana’a gathered Finance Minister Sakhr al-Wajih with US treasury deputy assistant secretary for Africa and the Middle East Andrew Baukol and the US ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein . At the meeting, Al-Sa’adi talked about that the allocation process of donor pledges announced at the Riyadh and New York meetings, which moves in a satisfactory way. For his part, Feierstein revealed talks between

TO AL-AMAL BANK Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa’adi met here on Tuesday with Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) Executive Director Nasser al-Qahtani.

the USA and Saudi Arabia to accelerate measures to establish a fund to support Yemen during the next stage. Feierstein said that Washington will continue to provide all aspects of support to the Yemeni government to succeed the transitional stage.

For his part, Baukol expressed the US keenness to continue to provide

Yemeni goods seek Turkish market FAISAL DAREM

During his meeting with Yazici, President Hadi indicated to the weapon smuggling operations seized recently in the Yemeni ports, saying despite the challenge and threat such smuggling pose for the

He also voiced his country’s willingness to provide the required tech-

nical and logistical aid to the Yemeni government. The Yemeni and American officials also discussed issues related to the support of the general budget and underway arrangements for setting up the fund to support Yemen in contribution with the donor community as well as the results of latest talks between Yemen and the IMF.

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Yemen and Qatar Charity signed here on Wednesday three agreements worth of over $1.4 million to carry out humanitarian projects in the country. The agreements were signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Al-Sa’adi and Abdulaziz bin Jassim al-Thani, the member of the Qatar Charity’s General Assembly and the supervisor of its projects in Yemen.

Turkish Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati Yazici described his talks with officials on 12-13 May with Ministries of Finance and Industry and Trade and the Customs Authority as successful and fruitful. He said the visit achieved its goal in strengthening and developing the bilateral relations between Yemen and Turkey, especially in the customs field.

on May 13, President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that Turkey is the gateway of Yemen and the region to Europe.

support for Yemen, saying that the US government will make efforts to urge the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide the largest amount of withdrawals for Yemen in the first year of implementation of the Yemen support program approved by the IMF.

$1.4 MILLION

Yemen and Turkey was signed a cooperation agreement in the customs affairs which Turkish market to be opened for Yemeni goods.

Minister of Finance Sakher alWajeeh and Chairman of the Customs Authority Mohamed Zamam as well as Saad bin Taleb Minister of Industry and Trade confirmed that the meetings held to address the challenges facing the two countries and impede economic relations between them and discuss the best ways to facilitate bilateral trade between the two countries that has grown largely during the past two years, in addition to facilitating customs procedures to increase the pace of trade exchange.

$1. 089 MILLION country’s security and stability, but they can not affect the deep-rooted relationship between the two countries.

“There are individuals and groups want to harm the relationship between the two countries and peoples, but the vigilance and the security and technological cooperation will eliminate these hideous and unacceptable phenomena.” Hadi stressed the two countries have to look forward and continue cooperation and coordination in various fields. The Turkish Minister expressed deep regret on the weapons seized recently in Yemen, originating in Turkey, saying that Turkish authorities are investigating the arm smuggling shipments.

Mr. Figures underscored his country’s keenness on providing assistances to Yemen to overcome 2011 crisis and its repercussions and improving the cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including transport.

AGFUND TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Almost 75% of the donors’ pledges have been allocated completely, of which 92 % of the Saudi Arabia’s pledges and 75% of the World Bank’s and 100% of the Islamic Development Bank and the Arab Monetary Fund, according to Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed al-Sa’adi.

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This came in a meeting brought together Transport Minister Waed Bathib with a UK security team headed by Tim Figures, the Director of Aviation Security at UK Department for Transport. They discussed a number of topics related to actions taken recently by Yemen to enhance the Yemeni airports security.

The ministry gives airport security a top priority and will work with all possible means to provide the best services in this regard, Bathib said.

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FLIGHTS BRITISH AIRPORTS Yemen and the UK discussed here on Tuesday the possible means to resume the Yemenia airline company’s flights to British airports.

After appreciating the UK efforts to support the success of the political settlement in Yemen and the national dialogue as well, the Minister reviewed the measures taken by the transport ministry to raise the competence of the security and technical aspects in airports.

Nassr added that this vision which offered by private sector in Yemen is the first and it including procedures to do reforms in the short, medium, and long term.

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He also talked about the meetings he held during the visit with a number of Yemeni businessmen in order to raise the trade exchange between Yemen and Turkey and eradicate smuggling acts as well. Yazici conveyed the greetings and congratulations of the Turkish President and Prime Minister to President Hadi and the Yemeni people on the transition Yemen witnesses and the positive steps made in this regard. He stressed the Turkish government’s desire to develop the cooperation relations with Yemen, pointing to the importance of the signing of the customs cooperation, which will enhance the flow of investments between the two countries.

Under the first agreement, Qatar Charity grants $1. 089 million to implement a project of restoration 130 house of those affected by confrontations between the armed forces and al-Qaeda militants in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan governorate

$238,000 According to the second agreement, the Charity will build Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani house to take care of orphans at a total cost of $238,000.

$100,000 Qatar Charity also donates $100,000 to perform 55 operations of catheterization and open-heart for Yemenis by a specialist medical team from Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar’s Al-Ahli Hospital.

During the meeting, al-Sa’adi and al-Qahtani discussed the cooperation between Yemen and the AGFUND, the Program’s activities in Yemen and means to enhance the AGFUND and al-Amal Microfinance Bank through supporting the bank’s activities. The Minister said that the government gives a high priority to support the microfinance in Yemen, which is one of the effectual mechanisms to fight poverty and create jobs for youths by encouraging them to establish small enterprises of their own, funded by the Al-Amal Bank and microfinance institutions. Al-Qahtani expressed the AGFUND’s readiness to provide technical and logistical assistance to Al-Amal Bank, hailing the Yemen’s leading experience in microfinance field.

FOOD SECURITY DOCUMENT TO BE REFERRED TO DONORS FOR FUNDING

Agriculture and Irrigation Minister on Wednesday said that the ministry is preparing a food security document in Yemen and will refer to donors for funding. During his meeting with US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Yemen Robert Wilson, Farid Mujawar said the ministry is looking forward to the Agency’s support for preparing the document to help provide the necessary assistances to the food security program. He also requested the USAID to focus its aid on the most needed areas and in order to make tangible achievements help to improve the living conditions of families in rural areas. Major praised the role the USAID plays in assisting the ministry through carrying out many activities and campaigns in areas of combating pests and food security. Wilson emphasized the Agency’s readiness to intensify its future activities and to concentrate on areas suffering from a shortage of food and developing water resources as well. The two officials also discussed the possibility of enhancing the cooperation for developing the agricultural sector activities in Yemen in addition to motivating donors to speed up granting their financings to support the development in Yemen.


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AIR FORCE COLLAPSES

The black box is still missing and citizens have looted many parts of the wreckage. Military and specialized sources consider that it is more probable that the plane exploded before crashing. The Air force commander in Saudi Arabia and his deputy said: this is a targeting on the air force. Sources: there were three planes that returned to their bases during the last months with traces of shots on their wings. Military sources said the black box of the plane is still missing, fearing that it fell into the hands of the citizens who looted the scattered parts of the plane. Sources said 3 planes were exposed to shooting during the previous months and the shooting traces had been seen on their wings on their return from training flights. The sources disclosed that the radar station responsible for detection and control of the civil and military aviation on “Jabal al-Nabi Shauib”Prophet Shauib mount, went out of service two days ago, after it was surrounded by armed tribal groups , demanding sums of money from the Defense Department, according to the source.

In a first official response on the incidence, the Air Force chief of Staff, General Abdul-Malik al-Zohiri, said in a statement to the public state run TV (Yemen TV,) following the plane crash, “the crash could not have been from a technical failure because the plane returned from a mission and broke the sound barrier,” describing the incidence as a targeting on the air force, and wondering why these planes are falling in Sana’a in particular. A Ministry of Defense statement said, “After a training flight outside the capital, Sana’a, the military plane Sukhoi 22 returned in its full readiness, led by, Captain Pilot Hani Ali Obad Al- Aghbary. During his return, the pilot attempted to land, and while he was over Dar Salm neighborhood, as reported by eyewitnesses, the plane exploded and crashed on a dirt street, without casualties of citizens, except a mild injury of a woman and minor damages in the houses neighboring the wreckage of the plane. “ The statement added that the incident led to the death of captain Pilot al-Aghbary, and a committee has been formed for investigating the incident and the results will be published after the committee finds out the real reasons behind the crash.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE PLANE

..... contributed to this report. AKRAM AL-GAOLAHI HESHAM SAMI AL-KIBSI PHOTOS BY HAMED AHMED & ABDUL - AZIZ OUDAH

RECORD OF AIRCRAFT CRASH IN YEMEN

- May 13, 2013, a Sukhoi - 22 plane crashes in 50st. in Sana’a, killing the pilot. - February 19, 2013 a Sukhoi 22 plane crashes in Sana’a, killing 8 people. - November 20, 2012 a military Antonov type 24 crashes killing 5 pilots and its 5 technical crew. - October 15, 2012 a MIG- 21 crashes killing the pilot and injuring another who was a trainee student.

- November 1, 2011, a helicopter burnt at al-Dailmy airbase - October 31, 2011, destruction of 4 military aircraft in al-Dailmy airbase including 3 Sukhoi and one F-5. - September 28, 2011, a Sukhoi military plane crashed and its pilot survived. - October 24, 2011, an Antonov plane crashed in al-A’nad airbase in Lahj Province killing 8 Syrian trainers, one Yemeni and injuring 7 others. - March 20, 2011, a military Sukhoi plane crashed in Joff

Province killing the captain. - November 10, 2011, a MIG -21 crashed in Hodeida Province and the crew survived. - February 14, 2010, military helicopter crashed in Sada Province, killing the captain, 3 of the crew and 9 soldiers. - January 13, 2010, a training aircraft of L39 type crashed in Salahaddin area in Aden. - November 8, 2009, a military MIG aircraft crashed in Razeh District in Sada Province, killing the captain.

- October 5, 2009, a Sukhoi plane crashed in al-Anad airbase, killing the captain. - October 2, 2009, a MIG aircraft crashed in al-Marazim area in Sada Province and the captain was killed. - December 3, 2007, a helicopter crashes in Harf Sufian in Amran Province and kills its captain. - August 8, 2006, a military helicopter crashed in al-Jioub in Sana’a killing its five crew members. - May 6, 2006, a military helicopter crashed in Bani Matar in Sana’a Province.

- March 15, 2006, a helicopter crashed in Otmah area in Thamar Province, killing 2 and wounding others. - August 28, 2005, a Russian Mig-29 crashed in al-Dhoha area in Hodeida. - August 9, 2005, an Antonov plane crashed in Hadramout killing a soldier and injuring 28 others. - July 3, 2005, a MIG 29 captain survived the crash of his plane in Amran Province. - April 4, 2005, an F-5 aircraft crashed near Sana’a airport killing the captain.

CAPTAIN PILOT HANI ALAGHBARY, SQUADRON OPERATIONS COMMANDER, GRADUATE OF THE AVIATION ACADEMY, BATCH NINETEEN IN 2002. BORN IN 1979 IN GARNA’ VILLAGE. MAWIA DISTRICT. TAIZ PROVINCE. MARRIED, WITH THREE MAIL CHILDREN. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE SIXTH AIR FORCE BRIGADE PROFESSIONAL PILOT HE FLEW THE SUKHOI 22 AIRCRAFT SINCE 2002


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Russian-made Sukhoi plane, which belongs to the Yemeni Air Force, crashed in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. The plane crashed in the 50th street, which is located in Bait Baws area, southern Sana’a. Flames were seen rising from the area. Eyewitnesses told Yemen Observer that the plane exploded in mid-air, and its debris scattered all over the residential area. Reports indicate that a number of people were killed and injured. A Yemeni official told AFP news agency that the pilot was killed in the incident. Fire trucks and ambulances rushed to the crash site, where at least four houses in the area caught fire. Initial reports indicate that the main reason behind the crash was a technical malfunction. A Yemeni official was quoted as saying that the plane was on a training mission. He added that the army had launched an investigation into the incident. This is the fourth military plane to crash in the Yemeni capital in four months. Twelve people were killed in a similar incident that occurred in February last year, when a military plane crashed on a building in a residential area in al-Dayeri street, Sana’a. Another military plane crashed in northern Sana’a last November. Air Force plane crashes have been repeating lately, especially since most of the Yemeni Air Force planes are old and dilapidated.

Afrah Nasser

Afrah Nasser is a Yemeni journalist and blogger currently living in Sweden Over the phone:

Teacher: Afrah, I’m very sorry to tell you your SFI exam was today, not tomorrow as the paper you were given stated. I’m very sorry, you missed the exam today. You have to wait one more month.

Dr. Yasin Seead Noman

Me: hahah..It’s alright.

Haykal Bafana

That’s not a problem.

Activist and Blogger

Teacher: you must be angry. It’s a problem.

Yemen’s Air Force planes keep falling out of the sky for no reason they’re the only ones actually attacking Al Qaeda.

Me: hahah..You know what, yesterday an airplane crushed down in the middle of a street in my home city, Sana’a! There’re definitely bigger problems in the world. I can gladly wait one more month!

Mohammed Almakaleh Political Writer

The Air Defense are paying th price taxes of standing in the peo ple’s row and also pay the taxes o the revolution of the former regim and the former leadership, as we as a huge tax pay for their nationa bold positions.

If the previous statement of th Air Force spokesman is true agains the backdrop of the fall of a militar plane in Sana’a, then the rush t accuse “the former regime,” befor showing the reasons the crash in cident - the victim - is a seriou indication to the responsibility o the leadership of the Air Force fo crashing the plane deliberately!

The leadership of the Air Forc with such reckless and politica statements seeks to cover its mora and criminal responsibility in this a crime and other similar crimes.

Dr. Yasin Saeed Noman, General Secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party, said that the killing of the three pilots in Lahj, the exploding of the Sukhoi plane in the air, and the 7kg bomb, are all actions that should not be seen as isolated incidents because they are ringed within a chain of plans aiming to return the homeland to a violence square, adding in a publication on face book, “I think the mentality that orchestrates these plans and carries them out is escalating with each retreat or mistake made in the political process.”

it is been reported that this state ment itself hinted in part to the re sponsibility of al-Qaeda for suc crimes targeting the pilots ... it’s th open flopping to the extent of im mense insolence.

the guts to resign, and not in that they do not feel ashamed as they watch the Air Force crumble, but also in their sheer disrespect represented in the press statement that talks about the crash and settles at the same time old scores with their soldiers who protested last week demanding their allowances.

Mohammed Ayesh Editor in chief of

al-Oula Newspaper

The Air Force degradation: There is catastrophe called the crashes of military aircraft and there is a second catastrophe called Rashid al-Janad and Abdul Malik al-Zuhairy. The problem of al-Janad, Yemen’s Air Force Commander and his Deputy, Chie of Staff al-Zuhairy is not only in that they do not have

The statement said that among the acts of sabotage targeting the Air Force is: “Attempts to create chaos in the Air Force Tuesday 05/07/2013; attempts to attack the HQ guards, and instigation for a shootout…”, they indicated in this press statement the demonstration of the Air Force police members who demanded the settlement of their financial situation!! Is not this degeneration?

Air Force media director says that the “black box” of the aircraft has crashed down. Is there a black box crashing? It is made purposely to survive the crash!!

Mohamed Alabsi

Activist and Blogger

“WE HOPE PRESIDENT HADI AND HIS GOVERNMENT WILL BEGIN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROPOSAL: A WORK OF AN IRON GRILLE ON THE AIRS SANA’A TO PROTECT IT AND ITS PEOPLE FROM THE REPEATED CRASHES.. SURELY THIS REQUIRES OUR HELP AND WE ARE VERY MUCH THERE TO HELP,” POSTED ON DIFFERENT FACEBOOK PAGES.

The funniest scenes in yesterday’s sad following the crash, where I went to the site, I saw a convoy of cars and vehicles heading for the crash site consisting of one ambulance and a “bunch” of riot tankers as well as a “bunch” of water cannons!

PRICKLY PEARS THE BEST QAT FIGHTER Abdulrahman Mutaher is known as a friend to farmers. He owns a significant amount of land in Ghaiman, 30 km outside of Sana’a. With help from the Economic Opportunities Fund (EOF) he has developed a strategy to discourage the cultivation of qat and encouraging the planting of prickly pears.

The renewed interest in prickly pears demonstrates the wisdoms of the man and women who worked the lands before. Prickly pears can protect against sudden invaders, soil erosion and can be planted in current qat fields. The plant will grow side by side with the qat trees until they eventually take all the space. It is an exotic fruit, unknown to many around the world, and is inexpensive. It can be exported and would likely enjoy success around the world. Each pear costs about YR 100. “Yemen could be exporting fruit around the world,” Executive Director of the EOF Fawzi Altewai said. “We are excited by news that farmers in Ghaiman are uprooting qat and replacing it with fruit.” Figs don’t require much water, unlike qat, said

establish the first professional water irrigation network.

he said.

bringing in a healthy income for farmers, said Adel


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HADI: ARMS SMUGGLING CAN’T AFFECT YEMENI-TURKISH RELATIONS

Saba net-14.05.2013- President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi Said on Monday that Turkey is the gateway of Yemen and the region to Europe. During his meeting with Turkish Minister of Cus-

toms and Trade Hayati Yazici, President Hadi indicated to the weapon smuggling operations seized recently in the Yemeni ports, saying despite the challenge and threat such smuggling pose for the country’s security and stability, but they can not affect the deep-rooted relationship between the two countries.

AL-QAEDA ELEMENT KILLED IN ADEN, CELL DISMANTLED

Al-Masdar-13.05.2013Security forces arrested on Sunday an al-Qaeda cell that was planning to attack vital facilities in Aden. According to France Press, a security

official said that an al-Qaeda element was killed during a raid in Kabota neighborhood, al-Mansourah area, Aden province. During the raid, an al-Qaeda element attempted to detonate his two explosive belts, but security forces managed to kill him before he did so.

Al-Oula-14.05.2013- At least 2 persons were killed and 3 others injured in clashes between the 3rd Infantry Brigade in Marib and gunmen believed to be related to Mejali Toraik who was killed by the Brigade on Sunday. A local source told al-Oula that the clashes took place at al-Fao area on the outskirts of Marib city between relatives of Toraik and a 3rd Infantry brigade patrol in the area. The source explained that the clashes broke out after a verbal altercation between both sides that escalated and resulted in the killing of one tribesmen and a soldier and the injury of 2 gunmen and 1 soldier.

Hadi stressed the two countries have to look forward and continue cooperation and coordination in various fields. The Turkish Minister expressed deep regret on the weapons seized recently in Yemen, originating in Turkey, saying that Turkish authorities are investigating the arm smuggling shipments.

Akhbar alYoum-14.05.2013Security sources said that tribal gunmen from al-Maraqeshah tribe in Abyan province kidnapped Monday noon a Swiss national working with the Red Cross in Aden city along with two of his companions including a Cana-

dian national and a Yemeni employee before taking them to al-Maraqeshah Mountain. Al-Maraqeshah tribe confirmed the kidnapping and demanded the trial of relative, who has been incarcerated for 6 years in al-Mansourah penitentiary in Aden, in Abyan province.

2 KILLED IN CLASHES BETWEEN THE 3RD BRIGADE AND GUNMEN IN MARIB

security. After appreciating the UK efforts to support the success of the political settlement in Yemen and the national dialogue as

Al-Yemen alYoum-14.05.2013Tribal clashes broke out between al-Buraiki and al-Karb tribes Monday in the oil rich al-Aqlah area in Shabwah province. The clashes resulted in the death of 1 person and the injury of others from al-Karb tribe. Tribal sources told alYemen al-Youm that the clashes broke out between both sides Monday dawn over a land dispute. The Sources added that heavy weapons were used by both sides in the clashes and that security apparatuses did not interfere.

AL-QAEDA RELEASES TWO POPULAR COMMITTEES’ MEMBERS IN LAWDAR

AL-MARAQESHAH TRIBE IN ABYAN PROVINCE KIDNAPS 3 PERSONS INCLUDING A SWISS AND A CANADIAN

YEMEN, UK DISCUSS RESUMING YEMENIA FLIGHTS TO BRITISH AIRPORTS Saba net-15.05.2013Yemen and the UK discussed on Tuesday the possible means to resume the Yemenia airways company’s flights to British airports. This came in a meeting that brought together Transport Minister Wa’ed Badhaib with a UK security team headed by Tim Figures, the Director of Aviation Security at UK Department for Transport. They discussed a number of topics related to actions taken recently by Yemen to

1 KILLED AND OTHERS INJURED IN TRIBAL CLASHES IN SHABWAH

the measures taken by the transport ministry to raise the competence of the security and technical aspects in airports

Al-Share’-14.05.2013Two popular committees’ members arrived yesterday

to their areas in Lawdar, Abyan province after being released by al-Qaeda which arrested them in Rada’, one day before al-Adh’ha Eid. Local sources told al-

Share’ that Jiyab Mohammed Hafeedh and Erfan Sheikh al-Juneidi came back to their families and were welcomed with chants and shooting into the air.

HEAD OF THE JA’AFRI SHIA ASSOCIATION IN RADA’A ASSASSINATED Mareb Press14.05.2013Gunmen believed to be from alQaeda assassinated on Monday Ali Bin Ali Fare’, Head of the Ja’afri Shia association while exiting his house in Rada’a city. Security sources said that two elements believed to belong to al-Qaeda fired a barrage of bullets at Fare’ before fleeing the scene. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility of killing more than 56 military and civilian persons in Yemen in assassination operations using motorcycles.

MOTORCYCLE AND ARMS SEIZED IN HODEIDAH DEMINING TEAM LEADER KILLED AND 3 OTHERS INJURED IN SA’ADAH

Al-Yemen alYoum-15.05.2013- A demining team leader was killed and 3 others injured while scanning remnant mines of Sa’adah wars in Houbaish Mountain, Maran District, Sa’adah province. Director of al-Dhaher district Da’el Hamash told al-Yemen al-Youm that Col. Ahmed Fare’, demining team leader, was killed and 3 others injured while scanning a former military site in Houbaish Mountain. This team was able to defuse 1400 mines during the past five years in a number of areas before the

Al-Oula-15.05.2013- Members of the Bab al-Naqah security checkpoint in Bajel district, Hoedeidah province, arrested two men onboard a motorcycle in possession

of two Automatic Rifles, 6 magazines, a revolver and a sound grenade. The media center of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Tuesday that the security checkpoint members arrested two men, who’s ages ranged between 25-28, and that they were from Hubaish district, Ibb province.


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