Monday, February 28, 2011

Minister Warns of School Involvement in Politics, Party Polemics

SANA'A- Feb 28, 2011- The Education Minister Abdul Salam Al-Jawfi affirmed on Monday that his ministry will never allow to involve the educational process in political and party polemics.

He urged all the political parties and organizations to avoid using education as a tool for their political ambitions, warning of attempts to drag the students to the political conflicts.

The Education Ministry will take necessary measures ensured by the law toward the absent students or those seeking to manipulate the educational process.

"We urge the political parties to respect the constitution which prevents the involvement of the young below 18 in political organizations," he said, pointing to the social responsibility toward educating the children appropriately for bright future.

Source: (Saba)

Saleh Orders Panel to Investigate Aden Violence

Saleh Orders Panel to Investigate Aden Violence

SANA'A- Feb 28, 2011- President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered the Council of Ministers on Monday to form a panel to investigate the violent events that Aden has recently seen during the protests.

Several people were killed and private and public properties burned and damaged in the events.

Saleh's orders included that the panel should comprise of minister of state Abdul Qadir Hilal, chief of Yemeni Lawyers Abdullah Rajeh, deputy minister for local administration Umar al Akbari and head of the national women's committee Horya Mashour.

The panel should start its job immediately and finish it as soon as possible, Saleh urged.

Source: (Saba)

Yemen's Ruling Party Calls its Supporters to Hold Rallies Tomorrow

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a- Feb 28, 2011- The ruling General People Congress party, GPC, called its supporters in all Yemen's provinces to hold huge rallies in Yemen's provinces tomorrow against the opposition parties.

The ruling party's move came to stop the opposition coalition parties from holding the day of rage in which the Joint Meeting Parties called their followers in Yemen's provinces to protest against President Saleh's regime.

According to analysts, tomorrow's protests will probably witness clashes between the pro and anti-protesters in the country.

Military Reinforcements Sent to Aden

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a- Feb 28, 2011- Eyewitnesses told media outlets that dozens of armored vehicles, tanks, and hundreds of soldiers were sent to Aden province.

Military reinforcements have been deployed to Aden's districts in order to stop protesters from holding anti-government demonstrations.

This move came after the opposition parties the Joint Meeting Parties, JMP, called for the day of rage to be held in all Yemen's provinces on Tuesday.

Lately, Yemen's southern port of Aden has witnessed anti-government protests in which at least 12 protesters were killed and several others wounded after clashes were erupted between protesters and security forces.

Three Protesters Wounded in Ameran

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a- Feb 28, 2011- At least three protesters were wounded, one of them in critical condition, in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters in Yemen's northern province of Ameran.

Eyewitnesses said that armed men fire live bullets toward protesters who continued their sit-in in Al-Thowra square for the third consecutive day. Source told media outlets that a senior member of the ruling General People Congress party, joined protesters demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime.

A state source said that at least four people were wounded when protesters from the opposition, Joint Meeting Parties, JMP, fired toward protesters from the ruling party.

Intracom IT Services signs software solution agreement with Yemen

Oman- Feb 28, 2011- Jordan-based Intracom has signed an agreement with the government of Yemen to provide an application software solution for the management of procurement and tendering procedures of the Yemeni High Commission/Authority for Tendering and Procurement Monitoring in Sana'a. According to the agreement, Intracom is to provide technical support for the implementation of this programme to eight governmental agencies.

Source: Ameinfo