By: almotamar.net - SANA'A- President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on local councils at both governorate and district level to hold their first meeting at the administrative centers on 1 November this year.
This came in the decision No (21) for 2006 regarding calling on local councils to meet.
The final results of the local council elections showed that the General People's Congress (GPC) won 315 seats at the level of governorates, representing 74.12 percent of the contested seats. Then Islah Party followed, with 28 seats (6.59 percent), while the independent candidates got 20 seats (4.71 percent), the Yemeni Socialist Party got 10 seats (2.35 percent) and the National Social party got only one seat.
At the level of districts, the GPC got 5,078 seats, or 73.75 percent of the total contested; the Islah Party got 794 seats, or 11.50 percent; the Yemeni Socialist Party got 171 seats, or 2.48 percent; the independent candidates got 571 seats, or 8.27 percent; and the Nasserite Popular Unionist Party got 26 seats, representing 0.38 percent; the Federation of Yemeni popular forces got eight seats or 0.12 percent, the National Arab Socialist Ba’ath party won two seats with 0.03 percent, and one seat went to each of the following parties: the Al-Haq party, the Democratic Union of Popular Forces, and Socialist Arab Ba’ath party.
An official source at the Yemenia Airways has denied rumors released in some news websites on the detention of one of the company's aircrafts by the Comorian airport authorities.
The Plane arrived to Sana'a International Airport at 11:30 pm after it took off at 12:45 am from Sana'a and headed to Djibouti and from there to Moroni, where it stopped there for fifty minutes to drop off and pick up passengers.
Egypt has said the future of Yemen would be determined by consensus among the various political parties and without imposing any party his opinion on others by force.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry emphasized the importance of all Yemeni political parties' commitment to continue the political dialogue under the sponsorship of the UN and on the basis of the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanisms, outputs of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), the Peace and Partnership agreement as well as the Security Council's relevant resolutions, as it is the only way to resolve the country's current crisis.
The Executive Unit to manage camps of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) organized on Thursday a workshop on the announcement of stopping food aid for IDPs and finding other projects in their return areas.
The workshop aimed to educate the IDPs on halting the monthly food rations they were receiving from the UNHCR and international organizations, especially after the war had stopped in Abyan and Saada provinces and they can now return to their homes.
Ahmad al-Kohlani, head of the executive unit, praised the international organizations' role in helping IDPs throughout their displacement period through offering food aid and health and educational services.
The UNHCR spokeswoman confirmed that donors halted providing their aid after the return of IDPs to their homes from the displacement areas.
The internal displacement is one of large and complex issues and should be addressed by the Yemeni government with the support of UNHCR and other international organizations, she added.
The UN Security Council adopted on Tuesday a unanimous Resolution No. (2204) extending sanctions on individuals and entities involved in acts threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen which reflects
The First Military Region's commander Abdulrahman al-Halili survived an assassination attempt, a military source said on Monday.
One of the commander's guards was killed and six others injured when a bomb planted at roadside exploded targeting his motorcade in al-Qatan district in Hadramout province, the Defense Ministry's website quoted the military source as saying.
The UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen Affairs Jamal Benomar has announced that the political parties reached progress in the dialogue in preparation for a comprehensive dialogue.
Benomar said that the political powers had agreed on the form of the legislative power for the transitional period to ensure participation of all components which were not included in the current parliament.
Russia called on Thursday Yemen's political parties to work as hard as possible to reach an agreement of the current impasse in Yemen.
All political powers did not relinquish the dialogue on forming new State's institutions, despite continuing the current crisis in Yemen," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told reporters.
He urged all political parties to speed up negotiations and show maximum flexibility in order to reach a settlement and implement the Security Council resolution 2201.