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Yemen PM visits cyclone island as part of government ‘return’

Khaled Bahah arrives on inspection visit on Socotra 350 kilometres off mainland after it was hit by two tropical cyclones.Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah talks to reporters upon his arrival at Aden airport

 (Yemen) – Yemen’s prime minister, arrived Sunday on the island of Socotra and announced his government’s return.

Khaled Bahah arrived on an inspection visit on Socotra 350 kilometres (210 miles) off the mainland after it was hit by two tropical cyclones a week apart.

Cyclones Chapala and Megh killed 26 people on Socotra and in southeast Yemen.

“This visit is part of the return of the government, with all its members, to carry out their functions inside Yemeni territory,”

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China urges Yemeni political parties to implement UNSC resolution

China urged the concerned parties in Yemen to implement the UN Security Council (UNSC) latest resolution on Yemen and to continue the dialogue in order to address the country’s current crisis.
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a press release on Monday, the political parties have to end disputes via negotiations in order to support the political transition and restore the country’s stability and security.

China is closely following the current political and security situation in Yemen, Chunying said, adding that China has no immediate plan to close its embassy in Yemen or withdraw its diplomatic staff from the country.

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Yemen ex-president, two rebel leaders

CAIRO — The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on the former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a onetime American counterterrorism ally whom the Obama administration accused of undermining “stability” in Yemen.

Mr. Saleh was forced from power in 2012 after protests against his 33-year rule, but he has remained an influential political figure.usa_yem

A statement from the Treasury Department accused Mr. Saleh of being one of the “primary supporters of violence” perpetrated by the Houthis, a rebel group that took control of Sana, the Yemeni capital, in September. The Houthi takeover set off a political crisis that has weakened the authority of the current president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is backed by the United States.

The Obama administration also imposed sanctions on ...

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President Hadi announced the formation of a new government

11/7/2014
Press Statement

Attribute statement to the Government of Yemen:

 

President Hadi announced the formation of a new government:

 

1.       The Honorable, Khaled Mahfoudh Abdullah Bahah, Prime Minister (Chairman of the Ministerial Council.);
2.       Engineer, Abdullah Muhsin alAkwa, Minister of Electricity;
3.       Ahmed Mohammed alKohlani, Minister of State for the affairs of the Parliament (Upper House of Representatives) and the Shura Council (Lower House of Representatives.);
4.       Engineer, Fareed Ahmed Mujawar, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation;
5.        Ahmed Mohammed Luqman, Minister of Civil Service and Insurance;
6.       Muammar Mutahar alEryani, Minister of Tourism;
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September 22, 2014 G-10 Statement

September 22, 2014 G-10 Statement

The Group of Ten Ambassadors welcomes the signing of the agreement to resolve the current crisis and calls for rapid and full implementation of all provisions of the agreement and for adherence by all parties to the GCC Initiative and Implementation Mechanism, the National Dialogue Outcomes, and the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

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We uphold President Hadi’s role as the legitimate head of state and call on all parties to support him in implementing all aspects of the agreement which was reached with UN Envoy Jamal Benomar as a witness of the commitment Ansarallah and all political parties have made to the terms and conditions in their entirety.

The Group condemns all use of violence and threats of violence against political opponents or t...

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US firmly supports Yemen to face challenges: NSC Spokesperson

The United States will stand firmly behind the Yemeni government in confronting challenges to progress in the peaceful transition process, the US National Security Council (NSC) spokeswoman said on Sunday.
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Caitlin Hayden’s statement came to comment on the visit of U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco to Yemen.

Ms. Monaco’s visit aimed “to underscore the United States’ enduring support for President Hadi and the people of Yemen as they pursue peace, stability, and prosperity through the country’s historic political transition and economic reform process,” Hayden said.

“Ms...

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Al-Zayani: Escalation in Sana’a may impede political process

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Latif Al-Zayani warned on Sunday against the continuation of the current escalation in the capital Sana’a which could hinder the political process in Yemen.
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In a statement to Saba, he called on all political powers and components of the
Yemeni society to stick to the implementation of the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference (NDC) and to actively contribute to creating suitable atmospheres to finalize implementation of the 3rd phase of the Gulf initiative and its executive mechanism.

He affirmed support of the GCC for the national presidential initiative, praising role of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to solve this worrying situation.

Al-Zayani expressed hope that all Yemeni parties and political actors agr...

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Summary of the initiative presented by the Presidential delegation today to end the political standoff.

This initiative will hopefully pave the way for stabilizing the Capital city and its perimeter and provide the climate for a long-lasting quiet in the northern part of the country.yemen_flag

The Initiative:

First: The formation of a national unity government based on the following mechanisms while observing the principles of competence, integrity and national partnership:

* The President of the Republic is to announce, during the extended national meeting, that he will name a Prime Minister within a week, in consultation with the political constituencies.

* The President may specifically nominate ministers of defense, interior, foreign affairs and finance.

* The President determines the ratios of representation of the GCC signatories, Ansarallah, the peaceful Southern Hirak, women and youth.

* Each ...

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Statement by the European External Action Service on Yemen – August 30 2014

1- EU welcomes UN Security Council Presidential statement on the situation in #Yemen

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2- Shows the continuous support of the International Community for the country’s transition. #Yemen

3- A clear signal that violence cannot and will not be tolerated in #Yemen

4-  We share the UNSC concern re the escalation of tension in country and urge all sides to refrain from provocations. #Yemen

5- We commend Pdt Hadi for recent decisions to address the economic situation, specifically measures for most vulnerable. #Yemen

6- We call on all sides to join forces to quickly implement the outcomes of the National Dialogue

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The official position on the recent developments on the national scene

The official position on the recent developments on the national scene

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Especially after climbing initiated by a group “Ansar Allah” last Sunday, which requires the government’s resignation and cancellation of price reforms of petroleum products and the implementation of the outcomes of the national dialogue conference, as follows:

• The President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi is sparing no effort in implementing the national dialogue outcomes based on the Gulf initiative and its mechanism.

• Dialogue is a choice that has been accepted by all political forces to address the crisis facing the country since 2011 and to avoid a civil war, the Gulf initiative and its implementation mechanism was ideal that led a national dialogue conference, the outcomes of this conference trace the path of const...

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