Saturday, December 4, 2010

YemnWatch: Saturday December 4, 2010

The Houthi Group has decided to set up security checkpoints, following the car bombings last month.  They arrested a student attending a conference for the Islah party.  AQAP has claimed credit for the bombings, and is saying they are trying to protect Sunnis from the Shi'ite Houthis.  AQAP says they assassinated a Houthi spiritual leader in the bombings, but the Houthis are saying he died of natural causes.  The UN and HOOD (Yemen) are concerned about the escalating violence.

Hillary Clinton spoke with the Yemeni foreign minister at the Regional Security Summit in Bahrain.  The Australian foreign minister said that Australia may increase its aid funding to Yemen.  And in 2011 the Friends of Yemen group will meet in Saudi Arabia.


The Yemen News Agency is quoting Gulf journalists covering the Gulf Cup, who are saying how wonderful Yemen is, and how terrorism is not as bad as other media has claimed.

Yemen is still talking with the World Bank.

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