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Sunday, 17-December-2006
Almotamar Net - Sanaa: Yemen will not be able to combat terror without regional and international cooperation, said a Yemeni official, who warned of the ramifications of letting Yemen fight terrorism alone. Almotamar.net Gulf News - Sana'a: Yemen will not be able to combat terror without regional and international cooperation, said a Yemeni official, who warned of the ramifications of letting Yemen fight terrorism alone.

"This issue of terror does not only concern Yemen but it concerns the region and the whole world. We have spent a lot of our development money to combat terror. But I think we cannot continue alone with the others watching. Because combating terror is the responsibility of all," said Sultan Al Barakani, Assistant Secretary-General of Yemen's ruling party, General People's Congress, in an interview with Gulf News.

Al Barakani, who is also chairman of the majority in Parliament, anticipates that a law regulating the carrying and possession of guns will be introduced during the first half of next year.

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"The law is very urgent; an environment of investment cannot be created if people are carrying weapons. I confess that there is a social heritage that is difficult to ignore, but today it's different, this country cannot achieve progress without investment."

Faced by refusal from tribal forces, the draft law for weapons was submitted to Parliament in 1995. The official added that he expected that two other laws relating to combating corruption would also be issued soon.

The laws of tenders and combating corruption, now being debated in the Parliament, are expected to be enforced four months from now, he said. According to these two laws, a national panel to combat corruption and another for administering public tenders will be created, a step seen by observers as the most important one for genuine reforms if implemented.

Al Barakani said President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ambitious programme for reform is for the future of Yemen. "[He] wants to leave office after being reassured about his achievements, unity, democracy, and also having everything institutionalised."

When asked about a possible reshuffle, which Saleh's ambitious programme requires, the official said: "The reshuffle is something connected to the regulatory panel and the elected head of the state, and I think this issue has not been discussed yet and it's too early to talk about it."

Regarding relations between Yemen and the Gulf Cooperation Council, and whether it is the qualification or politics that obstruct Yemen's membership in GCC, Al Barakani said: "Of course Yemen needs to be qualified especially in terms of legislation, and this does not mean that because there is a royalist and republican system, it does not mean we disagree on these issues, the issue is integration and common interests. Being rich or poor, a republican or a royalist is not the issue."

Opposition view on Local Authority Law 'welcomed'


Sana'a: A senior official from Yemen's ruling party, the General People's Congress, said his party would welcome any observations from the Opposition parties over an expected amendment to the Local Authority Law. The heads of the country's provinces and districts will be directly elected once the controversial amendment is approved.

However, the official said his party would call the Opposition and all concerned people to give their observations only once his party had finished discussing it.

Earlier, the Opposition alliance, known as the Joint Meeting Parties (JMPs), asked the ruling General People's Congress (GPC) to share discussions over amendments to the Local Authority Law. GPC did not respond.

"We did not respond to that proposal because we had not yet prepared anything to discuss with our political partners, and although the issue of amendment is a GPC obligation it concerns everyone and it's the right of everyone to participate in it, and we will of course, make use of their observations and remarks, " said Sultan Al Barakani, GPC Assistant Secretary-General.

GPC has been discussing amendments to the Local Authority Law since early October to directly elect the heads of local councils, governors and directors of districts. Heads of provinces and districts, who are the heads of local councils, are appointed by the government.

The committee in charge of studying the amendments, in its report to President Saleh last week, however, did not recommend direct election of the heads of local councils, governors and directors "for fear of weakening loyalty to the central State".

Concerns

The concern about direct elections comes from two directions according to Al Barakani. There will be conflict between wills and programmes of the elected heads and elected members of the councils because each side has had the confidence of the voters.

The high cost of re-election in case the governor or director dies, is ousted, or referred to court, is also another reason for concern about the direct election of the heads of the administrative units. Last October President Saleh announced that the governors and directors would never be appointed but directly elected as heads of the local councils from early 2007.

Al Barakani denied any rupture between his party and JMPs but admonished them for not "taking the initiative" in resuming contact with the GPC since the September Presidential elections.

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Tuesday, 03-May-2016
The United Nations envoy for Yemen announced that the Riyadh's delegation had suspended its participation in the talks being held in Kuwait.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the atmosphere of the peace talks during the past few days was "positive".

"We urge all the parties to engage in good faith and demonstrate wisdom in their participation in the talks, Yemenis are counting on them," he said.

He said all difficult issues should be discussed at the negotiating table in a transparent manner, "in order to reach a comprehensive agreement which will put an end to this kind of incidents."

Ahmed said the UN is in constant contact with the De-escalation and Coordination Committee (DCC), and through it with the local committees, to investigate and halt all breaches of the cessation of hostilities.

The envoy said he had communicated extensively with the Riyadh's delegation and met with the leaders of Ansarallah and the General People Congress (GPC) delegation, after which he had received assurances from the parties regarding their commitment to resolve the outstanding issues without convening joint sessions.
Monday, 02-May-2016
The Saudi aggression and its hirelings continued the ceasefire violations during the past few hours in a number of the provinces, a military official said on Monday.

The aggression’s mercenaries pounded with artillery the locations of the army and popular committees in Thubab city and tried to advance toward the Central Security camp in Taiz province, the official explained.

He said that a woman was shot dead by the mercenaries’ snipers in al-Duminah
Monday, 02-May-2016

The National delegation headed by Mohammed AbdulSalam and Aref al-Zoka met here on Monday with Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah.

In the meeting, al-Jarallah renewed his country's keenness to ensure the success of the talks and provide all facilities and overcome all difficulties that could face the talks.

He underlined the importance of succeeding the talks in order to end the suffering of the Yemeni people by stopping war, achieving peace and maintaining security, stability and unity of the country.

The members of the national delegation pointed out that the success of the peace talks would be a success of Yemen and Yemenis, stressing that the delegation would not leave Kuwait but a solution that leads to peace.

They reviewed the national delegation's vision of the general framework of the political and security solution which confirms their intention to end the Yemenis' suffering, stop the war and achieve peace and stability the country.
Sunday, 01-May-2016

The Saudi aggression and its mercenaries on Sunday continued, for the 21st day in a row, to breach the ceasefire in several provinces of the country.

A military official said that a citizen was killed in the shelling of the aggression’s hirelings on the 40th neighborhood in Taiz city in an attempt to advance towards Kalaba area.

Warships of the Saudi aggression spread off the western coast of Taiz province, the official said.

The aggression’s mercenaries pounded with shells the sites of the army and popular committees in Karish area in Lahj provinces, and a tank belonging to the mercenaries was damaged, he added.
Sunday, 01-May-2016
The Riyadh hirelings have carried out thousands of breaches of the ceasefire brokered by the UN in Yemen in the 19 past days.

In specific figures, the Riyadh hirelings' violations reached 4,000 since the ceasefire came into force on April 11, at a rate of 210 violations per day.
Saturday, 30-April-2016
The Saudi aggression’s warplanes and warships continued to breach the ceasefire on Saturday in the provinces of Hodeidah, Taiz and Mareb, a military official said.

The official explained that the battleships of the Saudi aggression opened fire on the coastal city of Mocha in Taiz, while the surveillance planes continued flying in the sky of Thubab district and the western coast of Taiz.
Thursday, 28-April-2016
The National delegation met on Thursday in Kuwait with eighteen ambassadors to Yemen.

During the meeting, the delegation members reviewed with the ambassadors the economic conditions in the country because of the aggression and the restrictions imposed on the Yemeni people, particularly obstructing ships movements, trade, transactions of the Central Bank of Yemen.

They stressed the need for a actual ceasefire and all military operations, affirming that Yemen needs an urgent political solution, taking into consideration the economic and security situations.

The national delegation stressed that after the 18 month-long aggression against Yemen, the other party cannot be recognized as legitimate regarding arms handover and the rest of procedural steps.

It is not difficult to form a consensual transitional government and it is possible to be agreed upon in principle, they said.
Wednesday, 27-April-2016
The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, has concluded his evaluative visit to the province of Sa’ada.

The UN official urged all warring parties to maintain their commitment to the cessation of hostilities and allowing unconditional access to humanitarian organizations.

McGoldrick also requested from the international community to increase the level of support provided to Yemen.

"It is not possible to stop the suffering in Yemen only through finding a political solution", he said, hoping to continue the cessation of hostilities to allow expanding the humanitarian activities and paving the way for peace.

McGoldrick met, during his visit, with Sa'ada Governor, the Executive Council of the province and local authorities in Al-Qutaber to discuss the need for increasing support in the areas of quartering, health and education.

He urged to maintain the health and educational facilities protected as neutral facilities during armed conflicts.
Tuesday, 26-April-2016
Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah received on Tuesday the national delegation headed by Mohamed Abdul-Salam and Aref al-Zoka.

In the meeting, al-Sabah confirmed his country's keenness on bringing peace in Yemen and reaching a peaceful solution, hoping that the peace talks in Kuwait will reach a comprehensive solution for the country.

The Emir of Kuwait stressed his keenness on stopping hostilities in Yemen, pointing that the efforts made by Kuwait aimed to succeed the talks.

For his part, Mohammed Abdulsalam affirmed the importance of the Kuwaiti role in bringing peace in Yemen, conforming the position of the national forces to find a just solution in Yemen.
Monday, 25-April-2016

The UN envoy to Yemen confirmed on Monday that the consensus of the participants in Yemeni peace talks held in Kuwait on bringing peace makes reaching a solution possible.

"There is no doubt that there are significant differences in views, but the consensus of the participants to bring peace makes it possible to reach a solution,” the UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement issued after the talks session Monday.

“There are only two options; either to continue the war or to consult and make concessions in order to achieve peace and all parties should assume responsibility for their decisions,” the UN envoy added.

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