Almotamar.net - Sana'a-Assistant Secretary General of the General People's Congress (GPC) Sultan al-Barakani on Monday has affirmed that solution of the Yemeni crisis lies in holding early elections. He asserted that the early elections the safe outlet and guarantee for all the parties for mending the state of congestion and stopping bloodshed.
In an interview to Ukad newspaper, al-Barakani said the President has given authority to the GPC's General Committee to sit with the opposition, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GPC) and ambassadors and friends for preparing the mechanism of the Gulf initiative. "This is what we are working on inside the party now for crystallizing a vision for the solution and we are communicating with all opposition parties and authority so that to sit together to prepare the mechanism and study the project presented by the United Nations Secretary General's envoy Gamal bin Omar, containing much of the mechanisms related to the initiative and we have conviction of holding early elections and transferring the power, instead of postponement."
President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Wednesday board members of the Popular Alignment Body for the Protection of National Gains, led by Yehia Hussein al-Arashi, member of Shura Council.
During the meeting, Hadi talked about a number of issues Yemen has been experiencing since the eruption of 2011's crisis, saying that the country has overcome various challenges and difficulties until holding the National Dialogue Conference, noting also steps and measures taken to handle that crisis.
GPC celebrated its 32 anniversary where it was found on August 24, 1982 as the first Yemeni political organization with the participation of all political forces.
celebratory events of the GPC were celebrated in the Sana'a and its branches in various governorates of Yemen.
Military units of the second Military Region raided on Monday a villa in 60 street in Mukala, which was used as a den by a terrorist cell to carry out terrorist acts.
A military source at the Military Region command said on Tuesday that the military forces surrounded the villa after receiving the information about the existence of a terrorist cell and clashed with the terrorists.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demanded on Monday Yemeni authorities to immediately increase protection for media workers in the country.
IFJ's renewed appeal is following an escalation in attacks over the last few days, including the murder of a senior journalist.
According to the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), Abdul-Rahman Hameed Aldin, who worked for Sana'a Radio, was shot in the head last Friday [15 August] by an armed group in the capital Sana'a. He was taken to hospital where he passed away the following day.
GPC Leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the brotherly feelings the leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who have expressed strong disapproval and condemnation of the criminal and terrorist attempt that targeted his life through the tunnel, which was dug to his home.
An official military source at the First Military Region said Sunday that the army forces raided on Saturday night a terrorist cell in the city of Cotton and killed four terrorists and arrested five others.