Yemen



Yemen Report - BBC: LINK ¤ B B C

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  • "Yemen has been at the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East and Asia for thousands of years thanks to its position on the ancient spice routes"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the modern Republic of Yemen was born in 1990 when North Yemen and South Yemen merged after years of clashes"

 

 

 

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  • "since unification Yemen has been slowly modernising and opening up to the world, but still retains much of its tribal character"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a short civil war in 1994 ended in defeat for separatist southerners, but regional tensions re-emerged in the summer of 2009"

 

 

 

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  • "when government troops and Houthi rebels clashed in the north, displacing more than a quarter of a million people"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "President Saleh finally ceded power in November 2011, after months of protests"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his successor, President Hadi, fled the capital in February 2015 after Houthi rebels seized control"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East; economic difficulties have sparked unrest"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Yemen Crisis: how to resolve it - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the alternative to proxy war in Yemen is a regional bargain"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is in everybody’s interest to strike a deal"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yemen’s history is one of division and conflict, with occasional periods of shaky dominance by one region or religious or tribal grouping"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "like Afghanistan, Yemen is a country whose people recognise a common identity"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and often act resolutely when foreigners intervene in their affairs"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Houthis from the north, the apparent victors, do not have the resources to fully control the country"

 

 

 

 

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  • "they are not strong enough to hold on to power for very long"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yemen’s history is indeed one of periodic patched-up power-sharing agreements which last for a time"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the hopes of 2011, when Saleh, the former president whose continued meddling in Yemeni politics is part of the problem, stood down, seem very distant now"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there seemed then a chance of creating a Yemen which was both more democratic"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and had in place a viable federal arrangment balancing regional autonomy with central power"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "these objectives should still guide both Yemenis and the regional powers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yemen ex-Leader Saleh 'amassed up to US$ 60bn' - BBC: LINK ¤ B B C

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  • "Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh amassed US$ 62bn of assets during and after his time in power"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he transferred much of the wealth abroad under other names"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh was Yemen's leader for 33 years before being forced from power in one of the 2011 Arab uprisings"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the UN report: "Saleh's assets include property, cash, shares, gold and other valuable commodities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "spread across at least 20 countries"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the origin of the funds used to generate Saleh's wealth is believed to be from his corrupt practices as president of Yemen"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "particularly relating to gas and oil contracts"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the country's spiralling debt and economic problems would be alleviated with a repatriation of these stolen assets"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh, with the backing of large parts of the army, had colluded with the Houthis"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in what resulted in a "coup d'etat" against President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in January"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saleh netted US$ 60bn through Corruption - Middle East Monitor: LINK ¤ MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

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  • "the corrupt practices of Yemen's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have netted up to US$ 60 billion"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the assets are hidden in at least twenty countries with the help of business associates and front companies"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the UN report states: "Saleh, his friends, his family and his associates stole money from the fuel subsidy program"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which uses up to ten per cent of Yemen's gross domestic product"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as other ventures involving abuse of power, extortion and embezzlement"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh has evaded the measures with the help of at least five prominent Yemeni businessmen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh stepped down in 2012 in a deal that granted him immunity from prosecution and allowed him stay in the country"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the transitional government that succeeded him, headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, was toppled with Saleh accused of using his wealth and connections to play a part in this"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the panel's estimated wealth of Saleh at US$ 60 billion places him fifth in the Forbeslist of the world's richest people"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Capital: Sana'a
- [ RoYG = Government of Yemen ]


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President Saleh
- US cable - 2007:
LINK ¤ 07SANAA2196

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  • "in Yemen, as in many other Arab countries, ultimate decision-making authority is concentrated in few hands"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh has enlisted a cadre of advisors"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "these advisors range from well-connected (as part of his "inner circle") to tangential (specialists for particular issues)"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Saleh's "inner circle" provides advice on all topics"

 

 

 

 

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  • "from economy, to reform and security"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this "inner circle" is dominated by family members and fellow Sanhanis"

 

 

 

 

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  • "these individuals have the ear of the president more than anyone else"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the president relies on these individuals to ensure his authority"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he placed these individuals in leadership roles throughout Yemen's military and intelligence apparatus"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boeing - US cable - 2005:
LINK ¤ 05SANAA3198

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  • "US ambassador met with director of President Saleh's office, Ali al-Anssi"

 

 

 

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  • "to discuss the upcoming 10-plane purchase by Yemenia Airlines"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the national airline of Yemen"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Boeing and Airbus have lobbied extensively"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with Yemeni decision-makers at all levels"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "al-Anssi noted that Airbus undertook the risk of entering the Yemeni market before others"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Yemenis have repaid those companies with loyalty over a significant period of time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boeing - US Cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 06SANAA481

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  • "US ambassador met with captain Abdulhamid al-Qadi, Chairman and CEO of Yemenia Airlines"

 

 

 

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  • "to make another push for Boeing"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in its contest against Airbus for the purchase of ten new airplanes"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "EXIM funds [export-import bank of the us] may be available to finance the Boeing deal"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • al-Qadi: "the Airbus is a better financial deal as it requires only a 15% down payment"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as opposed to a 30% down payment to Boeing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Water - US Cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09SANAA813

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  • "a water-scarcity crisis continues to loom over Yemen"

 

 

 

 

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  • "both urban and rural areas remain at risk from water scarcity"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "water contamination and untreated waste water, and a mismanaged water policy is generally to blame"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yemen has one of the lowest rates of per capita freshwater in the world"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "135 cubic meters per year"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regierung der nationalen Einheit vereidigt - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "zwei Wochen nach dem Machtverzicht von Jemens langjährigem Staatschef Ali Abdullah Saleh"

 

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  • "ist eine Regierung der nationalen Einheit vereidigt worden"

 

 

 

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  • "das 34-köpfige Kabinett unter Führung von Oppositionschef Mohammed Basindawa soll das Land zunächst regieren"

 

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  • "die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Tawakkol Karman"

 

 

 

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  • "kritisierte die mangelnde internationale Unterstützung für die Protestbewegung in ihrem Land"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YEMEN - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ YEMEN

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  • "Yemen, officially known as the Yemeni Republic, it is an Arab country located in western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian peninsula"

 

 

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  • "it is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east"

 

 

 

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  • Population: 25.4 million

 

 

 

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al-Yaman - Wikipedia AR:
LINK ¤ al-Yaman
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Yemen - Map:
LINK ¤ WIKIMEDIA
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