Yemen

December 24, 2012

The Yemeni government has approved a budget of over YR 2 trillion
10:03 GMT

Yemen's government approved the state's general budget for 2013.

Soldiers of the Republican Guard show off their skills during the graduation ceremony for the first batch of a Personal Protection Battalion in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
08:47 GMT

Following promises that he would get rid of ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh's, cronies in the military, the new Yemeni president is reportedly considering reinstating Saleh's son.

December 20, 2012

A Yemeni man sweeps a street during the "Sharik (participate), My contribution builds Yemen" cleaning campaign in the capital. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
06:57 GMT

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi announces a restructuring of the country's army that promises to get rid of the relatives and cronies of ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

December 19, 2012

Japan has signed a new agreement with Rome to provide emergency food aid for Yemen
07:56 GMT

The Government of Japan and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new agreement in Rome that will provide US$7.1 million in emergency food assistance for almost half a million Yemenis.

December 18, 2012

Arwa
12:24 GMT

No sooner has she given birth than the Yemeni singer is back to work and releasing a new Khalili song.

December 16, 2012

A gas pipeline has been attacked in Yemen
12:05 GMT

A gas pipeline was blown-up last night, according to a statement by operators Yemen LNG.

December 13, 2012

Child executions continue in Yemen (courtesy of UN Human Rights Google Plus)
13:45 GMT

A UN rights commissioner says he is appalled as Yemen executes a second child this year.

December 12, 2012

Khadija Al Salami on the left (courtesy of sadibey.com)
10:19 GMT

Showing her movie at the Dubai International Film Festival, director, Khadija Al Salami's life off-screen is almost as interesting as her shots on-screen.

December 5, 2012

Throughout the Arab Spring, people demanded the end to corruption, but a new report shows much more needs to be done
14:15 GMT

As results in the Corruptions Perceptions Index break, the Arab Springers and the region measures its great expectations against its poor results. Qatar’s corruption rating glows against other Arab members states – but it is the best of a bunch of bad eggs.

Plenty of rials to go around after Iraq gifts Yemen $5 million
07:45 GMT

Iraq is to give a $5 million aid to support the development process in Yemen, Iraqi ambassador to Yemen said Tuesday.

November 28, 2012

Sanaa, Yemen (courtesy of www.treehugger.com)
12:02 GMT

According to Al Arabiya TV, the Saudi, alongside his bodyguard, was killed in Sanaa today.

November 26, 2012

The Netherlands and UNICEF are giving Yemen financial assistance to  improve water systems
07:53 GMT

The Government of the Netherlands and UNICEF sealed on Sunday at a signing ceremony in Sana’a the donation of US$ 5.7 million in support of the ‘Extension of Water and Sanitation Services in Rural Communities’ in Yemen.

November 25, 2012

The World Bank is to offer financial and technical assistance to Yemen
06:40 GMT

The World Bank has approved US$90 million to fund various projects in Yemen, after successful talks in Cairo. The money will also come with technical assistance and the provision of "institutional support".

November 12, 2012

Yemen and the UK have held talks on the future of the Aden refinery
08:07 GMT

Yemen's Aden Refinery Company and the UKs Department for International Development (DFID) have held meetings to discuss the redevelopment of Aden refinery in the coming months.

November 4, 2012

Promise: to reverse or withdraw the 'invasion' of Iraq - check. New to office Obama vowed to draw out US presence in Iraq: In August, 2010, he announced that the US combat mission in Iraq was over. He withdrew troops December 2011- leaving the country in a sectarian mess. A promise kept, but a mission that left a lot to be desired nonetheless.
07:03 GMT

Just hours ahead of the polls, we take a look at Obama's Middle East tab of debts - promises undelivered or broken. Did he manage to undo Bush's unpopular Middle East legacy, and will an empowered region post Arab Spring expect more from the next president who they will hold to account?