Saudi Arabia  15/02/10

Sixth Saada Conflict Ceasefire Holds in Yemen

The ceasefire between the Houthi rebels and the government seems to be holding. This could mark the end of the Sixth Saada War, allowing the government to concentrate on the Southern separatists....
Bahrain  02/02/10

Iran threatens GCC states if attacked by West

Increasing tensions between the West and Iran increases the risk of Iranian attacks against Western interests in the GCC....
Bahrain  18/01/10

Increased Al Qaeda threat in GCC according to Kuwaiti press

A leading Kuwaiti daily reported government sources as saying that there is an increased Al Qaeda threat in the Gulf, in view of the ongoing Yemen war....
Yemen  18/01/10

Clerics call for Jihad against foreign military intervention

Leading Islamic clerics in Yemen have called for a Jihad against foreign intervention in the country. This call will make it more difficult for the government to fight Al Qaeda....
Yemen  04/01/10

Yemeni parliament approves 2010 budget

Yemen’s economy is heading towards very difficult times as the 2010 draft budget is approved....
Yemen  04/01/10

Yemen opens up front against Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda in Yemen is succeeding in rallying the local population around it as an army strike kills women and children....
Yemen  16/12/09

Threat of secession increases as anarchy reported in South Yemen

The threat of the secession of the former South Yemen has increased as reports come in of increasing anarchy as central government police forces are unable to stop killings and kidnappings....
Bahrain  01/12/09

Al Wefaq Parliamentary faction refuses to support Saudi action in Yemen

The Saudi involvement in the Sa’ada war along the Yemeni-Saudi border is turning the conflict into a regional one, with implications for Shiite-Sunni relations in other GCC states, such as Bahrain....
Yemen  01/12/09

Yemen attempts to attract foreign investment

Yemen is trying to improve conditions for foreign investors to address its rapidly deteriorating economy. For any legislative reforms to be effective, they need to be accompanied by political reforms....
Yemen  01/12/09

Southern separatists intensify efforts for secession in Yemen

Yemen faces one of its most serious tests since re-unification as protests by the Southern Movement intensifies, calling for secession....
Saudi Arabia  01/12/09

Fighting intensifies along Saudi-Yemeni border

The sixth Sa’ada war that started off as an internal civil war in Yemen has become a regional conflict....
Saudi Arabia  16/11/09

Yemen Saada fighting spills into Saudi Arabia

Fighting in Saadi, Yemen has spread into Saudi Arabia. This threatens to widen the conflict into a longer-term regional one, and result in increasing the risk of ethnic instability in the GCC region....
Yemen  16/11/09

Yemen signs military agreement with US

Yemen will be receiving military aid and training from the US to combat the multiple threats it faces. This will help the government tackle those threats, as it struggles to keep the country united....
Yemen  02/11/09

Yemen to be included in GCC rail network

The announcement by the GCC to include Yemen in the proposed railway system is a major long-term step that will help in facilitating the development of Yemen’s rapidly deteriorating economy....
Saudi Arabia  02/11/09

Shiite rebels clash with Saudi forces near border fence

Clashes were reported between Saudi security forces and Yemeni Shiite rebels as Saudi’s tried to construct a border fence. This threatens to spill into increasing tensions with Saudi Shiites....
Albania  13/10/09

Ease of doing business - comparative chart between GCC, CEE and SEE regions

The chart shows absolute ranking of the selected countries in the World Bank Doing Business 2010 Report. Most SEE countries have improved their position since the last report. Despite this, they are i...
Yemen  01/10/09

Fighting continues in Sa’ada as clashes erupt in the south

Fighting in the Sa’ada region of Yemen resumes after short ceasefire attempts. At the same time, clashes have erupted in the south of the country....

Plans to explore setting-up “Gas City” in Yemen

Plans to construct “Gas City” by a UAE-based consortium will likely help fill the gaps in the country’s finances in the long-term, but more immediate political and economic solutions are needed....
Yemen  15/09/09

Mediation efforts in Yemen to end Sa’ada conflict fail

Conflict in the Sa’ada region of Yemen is still ongoing as mediation efforts fail. There are increasing calls for turning Yemen into a federation...
Saudi Arabia  31/08/09

Al Qaeda attempts to assassinate Deputy Interior Minister

The attempted assassination of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef by Al Qaeda confirms that Al Qaeda and the traditionalist camp within the regime have more differences than there is common between them....

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