Yemen

April 14, 2013

Somali piracy cost the global economy $18 billion annually, according to the World Bank (Getty)
13:44 GMT

Somali pirates are pushing global trade costs up by billions of dollars per year, severely affecting the economic activities of neighboring countries, a new World Bank report has found.

April 7, 2013

Saudi's King has issued a grace period for illegal workers in the country
08:26 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced a three-month grace period for migrant workers facing deportation.

April 4, 2013

Saudi Arabia has launched a clampdown on illegal workers in a bid to create more jobs for its citizens
12:25 GMT

Saudi Arabia has launched a clampdown on illegal workers in a bid to create more jobs for its citizens.

April 2, 2013

Former Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh
13:14 GMT

Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly left Yemen for Saudi Arabia for medical treatment but this could be the former Preisdent's final farewell to the country he ruled for three decades

Saudi Arabia  begun deporting thousands of Yemeni migrant workers following a change in the law
11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia began deporting thousands of Yemeni workers from the Kingdom on Monday, following a change in the law.

Yemen has announced five new oil fields for international investment
08:37 GMT

Yemen's Ministry of Oil and Minerals announced five new onshore and offshore oil sectors for investment to international companies.

March 18, 2013

Yemeni protesters call for southern independence during a demonstration on the first anniversary of the ouster of autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in Aden. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
10:23 GMT

Yemen launched on Monday UN-backed national reconciliation talks aimed at drawing the state’s divisive players towards a negotiated settlement.

March 14, 2013

Yemen is to spend $45 million on a digital map of the capital city, Sana'a
09:53 GMT

$45 million is to be spent digitally mapping Sana'a, the capital of Yemen,.

March 7, 2013

"The Threads of Life" a picture by Bushra Al-Fusail (From bushragallery.deviantart.com)
09:52 GMT

A profile of photographer Bushra al-Fusail and her quest to explore the emotional spectrum of Yemeni women.

March 3, 2013

After 13 years of trying, Yemen is still pushing to join the World Trade Organisation
08:18 GMT

Yemen is pushing to join the World Trade Organisation, 13 years after first requesting to join the organisation which looks to oversee the liberalizing of global trade.

February 27, 2013

Corruption costs Yemen $10 billion, according to a new report
08:41 GMT

Yemen loses about $10 billion because of widespread corruption at various public offices, a recent official report has said.

February 25, 2013

Women, whose hands are painted with Yemen's colours, take part in a rally marking the first anniversary of the ouster of autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
07:49 GMT

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi visits the restive South in a show of strength following al-Qaeda raids and southern separatists attempts at secession.

February 24, 2013

Neubauer was snatched along with a Finnish couple by tribesmen in the center of the capital Sana'a.
10:51 GMT

An Austrian man, kidnapped in Yemen late last year with a Finnish couple, said in a video posted online that his captors will kill him in a week if their demands are not met.

February 22, 2013

Yemeni protesters call for southern independence during a demonstration on the first anniversary of the ouster of autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in Aden. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
05:00 GMT

On the anniversary of the ousting of former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, protestors clash with police in the South.

February 21, 2013

New electricity meter are being installed across Yemen
10:53 GMT

Yemen’s Ministry of Electricity started installing new prepaid electricity meters for residents last week, as well as government institutions, as an alternative for old meters where customers were billed later.