Almotamar.net - Sana'a-Yemeni Vice President Abed Rabou Mansour Hadi received in Sana'a Tuesday the American ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein. The meeting discussed issues related to recent developments in the Yemeni arena in their different political, security and economic aspects and how the current crisis impacts on them.
Both men have also discussed meetings, consultations and efforts aimed to delivering Yemen from this dangerous impasse, which continuously threatens all components of normal life and security.
Hadi pointed out what is going on of negative developments, not in interest of anyone, whether the authority or the opposition, as much as they concern gains of the homeland and threaten the homeland's gains and threaten the life and living of the people. Thus all are responsible completely for those developments.
The Vice President affirmed the steady efforts for the secure and democratic coming out of the situation, adding that long distance has been achieved on the road of implementing the Gulf initiative and understanding about the chronic mechanism of it in the way with which to be able to preserve the democratic pursuit in a sound way.
The Vice President expressed, in this regard, his appreciation of the United States of America's help for preserving the democratic approach as it is considered the sole way for the social renascence and effecting the change towards all forms of development.
Regarding the war on terror and combating it, the Vice President emphasized that the decisive e confrontation against this terrorist organization by the armed forces have achieved great results and victories on the way of final riddance of terror. , pointing out that their gathering from various Arab and Islamic countries is a rare opportunity for cooperation for destroying the organization.
For his part, the American ambassador expressed big appreciation of the efforts exerted by the Vice President Hadi for the sake of moving the crisis and Yemen's safe coming out of it. He pointed out that Washington and the international community view that coming out of the crisis is political one. He pointed out the significance of joining all efforts for speeding up and coming out of this difficult and complicated situation.
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.
Security forces have destroyed three car bombs in the Sixty-Meter Street in Mukalla, Hadramout governorate before arriving their targets, a military source said on Thursday.
The source said that a number of terrorists were killed and three soldiers wounded during their clashes with the terrorist attackers.
The defense ministry announced to reinforce the armed forces after the militants have killed 14 soldiers near Shibam city, Hadramout governorate.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi along with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh performed on Monday the prayer of Eid al-Fitr at Al-Saleh Mosque in the capital Sana'a.
The Eid prayer was also attended by parliament Speaker, Yahya al-Raei his deputy Hamir al-Ahmer, President Hadi's advisors, and Prime Minister's deputies, Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr and Abdullah Mohssen al-Akwa'a, besides a number of ministers, military and security leaders, the heads of the political parties, civil society organizations, and social, political and cultural figures.
Assistant General Secretaries and head of the GPC regulatory agency sent telegrams of congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on behalf of all the leaders of their regulators sectors to the leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, GPC Chairman, and to Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi - President of Yemen and First Deputy Chairman of the Conference GPC, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Saba Board Chairman and Editor- in-Chief Tariq al-Shami met here on Thursday with Russian ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Didohchin.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of cooperation between Yemen News Agency (SABA) and the Russian news agency and the different Russian media in exchanging news services, expertise and experiences in press areas.