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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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Sunday, 29-May-2016
The Saudi aggression and its hirelings continued to breach the UN-backed ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a security official said Sunday.

The Saudi warplanes waged an air raid on Abbs district in Hajjah province, a raid on Kilo 16 area in Hodeida province and two air raids on al-Masloub district in Jawf province, the official explained.

The Saudi aggression targeted Harf Sufyan district of Amran province with 15 sorties and targeted a cement-loaded truck in the district, the official added.

The Riyadh's hirelings in Taiz province pounded Dhubab city, al-Amri Mount and many areas in al-Waze'yah district, he said.

The hirelings pounded the army and popular committees sites in Jahmalya and Tha'abat areas in Taiz province. They continued to target al-Shabka Mount, al-Madrab Mount, al-Qashuba area with medium weapons.

The official confirmed that many hirelings were killed or injured when they tried to advance towards al-Dhahura Mount in al-Waze'yah district in Taiz.
Saturday, 28-May-2016
The national delegation described on Saturday the Saudi aggression bombing on al-Amaliqa military camp threatens the truce and talks progress.

The delegation's statement came in a letter of protest handed over to the UN Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed against the intensive bombing by the Saudi warplanes on al-Amaliqa camp taken place on Friday in Amran province.

The continuation of the air raids on the country clearly showed the lack of sincere will and serious efforts to reach a political solution, the delegation said.

The letter was handed over during the talk session held today at Bayan Palace in Kuwait in the presence of the UN envoy and the talk delegation's heads.
Saturday, 28-May-2016
A citizen was killed and five others injured by an attack carried out by Riyadh' hirelings in Jawf province, a security official said on Saturday.

The attack was one of tens of violations of UN-backed ceasefire announced early in April committed by the Saudi aggression and its hirelings in several provinces during the past 24 hours.

The Saudi fighter jets waged two air raids on al-Masloub area and targeted al-Moton district with artillery shells as the hirelings tried to advance towards the district, the official added.

The fighter jets launched more than 30 air raids on al-Amaliqa military camp in Harf Sufyan district of Amran province.

The aggression also dropped flash bombs in Melh area in Nehm district of Sana'a province. It waged two sorties on Harib-Nehm area and a raid on Serwah district of Mareb province.

The Riyadh's hirelings in Dhalea province targeted the army and popular committees sites in Najd al-Qarin area.
Friday, 27-May-2016
The Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire during the past few hours in a number of provinces, a military official said Friday.

The aggression warplanes launched a raid on Serwah district of Mareb province and two others on al-Maslob district in Jawf province, the official said.

He added that the hostile war jets targeted Harf Sufian district in Amran province with two raids, in addition to six raids waged on the district since the morning.

The warplanes and spying planes flew intensively in the sky of districts of Taiz province and on the coastal strip.

The military official said the aggression’s mercenaries pounded different parts of Serwah district in Mareb province with artillery shells. They bombed the sites of the army and popular committees in Jarrah Mount and Usaifera area in Taiz province with medium and heavy weapons.
Friday, 27-May-2016
At least 11 people were killed in Dhalea province when the Saudi warplanes targeted al-Mahla area with several raids, a military official said.

The Saudi warplanes also hit Harib-al-Qaramish area and Serwah district of Mareb province with several air raids, the official said, adding the raids caused many casualties.

Moreover, a woman was wounded when the aggression targeted Hareb-Nehm in Sana'a province with two air raids to back an attempt of the hirelings to make progress on the ground.

In Sana'a province, the Riyadh's hirelings targeted the army and popular committees' sites in Nehm district and fired tens of rockets on Mabda'a, Bani Bareq and Malh areas in the district, according to the official.


The hirelings in Taiz province hit al-Qashuba area in al-Waze'yah district, al-Amri and Dhubab city with artillery shells.

The aggression dropped sound bombs on the sky of Harf Sufyan district of Amran province, he noted.

Meanwhile, the Saudi aggression intensified flying on the skies of the capital and its suburbs, Taiz and its coastline, Sa'ada, Hajjah, Mareb and Mahweet, Jawf provinces.
Thursday, 26-May-2016
An agreement was reached to release one thousand prisoners from both of the parties to the conflict in Yemen before the holy month of Ramadan, sources in the national delegation in Kuwait said on Thursday.

The sources explained that each party will submit a list of 500 prisoners to the United Nations next Saturday, which in turn will hand over the list of each party to the other party.
Thursday, 26-May-2016
The national delegation continued on Thursday, during a session with the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to discuss ideas and proposals relating to the transition roadmap.

In the session, the national delegation insisted on the need to form a consensus executive authority and determine the time-bound tasks and powers of the transitional phase leading to presidential and parliamentary elections.

The delegation underlined the importance of finding adequate guarantees for a political solution leads to stopping the Saudi aggression, lifting the siege, achieving peace and ending the suffering of the Yemeni people
Thursday, 26-May-2016
The Saudi war jets waged on Thursday an air raid on Harib-Nehm area in the western part of Mareb province, a local official said.

The official did not mention any details on casualties caused by the raid, condemning strongly the continuation of the Saudi aggression and its hirelings to breach ceasefire in the country
Wednesday, 25-May-2016
At least six citizens were killed and eight others were wounded in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Mareb province, a local official said Wednesday.

The official said that the hostile war jets targeted Sanoma area in Harib al-Qaramish district in the province, which led the killing of six citizens and injuring eight others.
Wednesday, 25-May-2016
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to take steps to end the suffering of civilians.

The MSF demanded the parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of health facilities and their workers and give them the opportunity to do their job effectively and safely.

" The organization (MSF) does its efforts in areas that are most in need of medical and humanitarian assistance and we ask all parties to the conflict to respect our work, " MSF's official Will Turner said in a press release.

Turner confirmed that the organization will remain committed to providing health care to patients and respond to the emergency medical needs and will stand by the side of the conflict victims.

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