By: Essam al-Sufiani - SEYOUN- Faisal Bin Shamlan, Joint Meeting Parties (JMP)'s presidential candidate, said Bin Ayfan district, located in Hadramout governorate, is a center for drugs harbored by the government.
In his second electoral festival held Saturday in Seyoun, Bin Shamlan said he obtained a report released by a foreign authority stating Bin Ayfan district is a center for drugs, accusing the state of not controlling it. "Don't you read reports released abroad?" he addressed the attendants.
Bin Shamlan reminded the citizens of the policy which the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) used to adopt as it accused the government of being procrastinating in returning lands to their owners according to their documents before the YSP confiscating them during its reign in Southern Yemen.
During the festival, attended by a small rally and televised by Yemeni satellite channel, Bin Shamlan instigated governorates against one another, stating some governorates are granted vacancies while Hadhramout, Marib, Shabwa and al-Jawf governorates are not. "Smoke and gases go to you, while petroleum vacancies go to others," he noted.
The JMP presidential candidate is running his campaign disguised in beggary, never hesitated to describe military and police members as beggars. "Military and police forces should be granted adequate salaries so that they wouldn't beg citizens or others. How come we ask military and police members to protect the country and provide security for its citizens while they receive petty salaries?"
Bin Shamlan didn't differentiate between the republican regime and government as he asked to change the current regime and replace it by a fair one, which he didn't reveal, but this time calling to overthrow the state which he described as a "cancer".
Indicating to his worn-out memory, Bin Shamlan forgot that he is a presidential candidate as he elaborated on Seyoun problems like watercourses and valley trees, as if he is running for local elections, unaware of his presidential platform. This proves what has been said that Bin Shamlan had his platform ready, commenting only on the way it was phrased, and that –according to the head of his campaign- he rephrased it using his awesome literary style.
By using contradicting speeches, instigating language, and referring to the past, Bin Shamlan puts an end to several violations made by JMP newspapers. Controlling the JMP presidential festival by Islah Party has provoked and enraged other leaderships of the JMP as they said this act on the part of Islah restricted their participation in the festival.
Sources that attended the festival said the festival began with a welcoming speech by the head of Islah Seyoun Branch, followed by Bin Shamlan and then Vice-chairman of Islah Shoura Council. Sources added that Islah leadership of Seyoun Branch interrupted the citizens' questions during Bin Shamlan's speech, justifying there was no need to make such questions in the festival.
Shamlan is nothing but a puppet for the opposition parties to execute their PR agenda in this campaign. They know they're not going to win.
Parliament Speaker Yahya al-Rae'i has discussed in Djibouti with Iranian Shura Council Speaker Ali Larijani a number of issues of joint interests of the two countries.
The meeting was held in the sideline of their participation in the opening of Djibouti parliament new building.
Al-Rae'i emphasized the importance of the Iranian role in the region in order to achieve security, stability and development of the regions' nations.
In return, Larijani expressed his strong adherence to the mutual interests between the two countries in a way that results in the stability of the region. Several issues of common interest were touched upon in the meeting.
Yemen has signed agreements-in-principle to regulate and exchange air transport services with seven European and African countries.
The agreements were signed with each of Austria, Greece, Malta, Switzerland, Czech, Poland and Burundi in the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2014) concluded in the Indonesian city of Bali on November 21, said Mohamed Abdul-Kader, the deputy chairman of General Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority (CAMA).
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi held on Saturday a meeting with Prime Minister Khalid Bahah and the Presidential advisors' panel.
They reviewed decision drafts proposed by the government to form three committees, one to be tasked with studying the country's economic and financial situation. The other two are to be charged with preparing urgent executive plans for the implementation the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) regarding the Southern and Sa'ada issues.
The US Department of Defense has announced the transfer of four Yemeni detainees, and a Tunisian national, from Guantanamo Bay to Georgia and Slovakia.
Two separate statements by the US Department of Defense on Thursday said that Salah Mohammed Salih Al-Dhabi, Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, and Abdul Khaled Al-Baydani were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Georgia, and Hashim Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti and Husayn Salim Muhammad Al-Mutari Yafai were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Slovakia.
The HEYA Yemen team in Participation for Community Foundation (PCF), along with their five local partners; (Awaam Foundation for Development, My Vision NGO, Shaher Foundation for Consultancy and Marketing, The Third Eye Foundation, Tanwaa Foundation) and the regional umbrella organization , Academy for International Development – Middle East and North Africa (AID-MENA), launched their first press conference at the Saba Hotel in Sanaa, Yemen.
Despite the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the event was attended by community public figures, civil society organizations (CSOs) and more than 20 media bodies that included radio and television news channels, newspaper journalists and various online platforms to highlight the role of Yemini women during the democratic transition.
Guest speaker of the press conference, Mr. Amin Goman, the Capital Secretary Assistant reiterated HEYA’S intentions, claiming that “in order to achieve the outputs of the national dialogue, we have to work closely with all women alliances to increase the role of women in monitoring and formulating public policies and to take part of the decision making process in Yemen”
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday valued highly the Japanese donation of US$5.3 million to support on-site school feeding up to the end of the current school year.
The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Rome on 7 November.
"This is a new activity for WFP Yemen, which we have been able to launch entirely as a result of Japan's support," said WFP Yemen Deputy Country Director and Officer-in-Charge Rukia Yacoub. "With this latest donation, we can continue to provide snacks to children attending school right through the year."
"I believe this food aid will contribute directly to the alleviation of the impacts of food shortages as well as the improvement of people's nutritional status in this country," said Japanese ambassador to Yemen Katsuyoshi Hayashi.
Under this operation, WFP will provide a daily snack, consisting of a nutritious date bar, to some 295,000 primary and secondary schoolchildren regularly attending school, to encourage attendance and help them to concentrate during lessons.
The Standing Committee of the General People's Congress (GPC) held its special session chaired by Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the GPC.
During the meeting they discussed the current developments on the national scene in Yemen and regulatory conditions of the GPC.
The Commission adopted its regulatory decisions of new appointments at senior organizational configurations of the Presidency GPC.
After discussions and proposals the members of the Committee approved the following names:
A Republican decree No. (140) for the year 2014 was issued on Friday naming the new government members as follows:
President of the Republic,
After perusal of the constitution of the Republic of Yemen,
Law No. (3) for the year 2004 on the Cabinet,
Decree of the President of the Republic No. (62) for the year 2014 to authorize Mr. Khaled Mahfoudh Bahah to form the government,
The Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and its implementation mechanism signed on 23/11/2011,
Peace and National Partnership Agreement signed on 21/9/2014, and
A proposal by Prime Minister, and for the supreme interest of the country.
It has been decided,
Article No. (1): The government is to be formed as to follow