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President Hadi makes changes to Central Bank and Cabinet

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet. He has also reorganised the Central Bank, including moving its headquarters from Sana’a to Aden where some […]

Hadi appoints new Vice-President and Prime Minister

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has dismissed his Prime Minister, Khaled Bahah and appointed Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, a former secretary general of the General People’s Congress party in his place. […]

President and Government return to Yemen after six month absence

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has returned to Yemen after spending six months in Saudi Arabia as his forces fought with Houthi rebels. The president has set up his office […]

President appoints three Ministers

President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has made three changes to his Cabinet. Saif Muhsin Aboud Al Sharif has been appointed the new Minister of Petroleum and Minerals Nayef Al Bakri […]

Saudi warplanes strike Houthi targets

In the first clear intervention by Arab forces against Houthi rebels who have seized control of much of Yemen, Saudi warplanes attacked key sites last night. Arab news reports that […]

Chaos as two power bases emerge

Yemen has descended further into chaos in the past week. On Thursday the Houthi rebels were said to have formed a series of state institutions following an apparent agreement with […]

Houthi Rebels seize control of government

Houthi rebels have finally taken over the government of Yemen. They have dissolved parliament (as of yesterday) and put in place a Presidential Council to run the country. Through an […]

President and Cabinet resign

Events moved very quickly yesterday after Houthi rebels signed an agreement with the government to end a week of hostilities in the capital Sana’a. The first act was the resignation […]

President and Houthi rebels come to an agreement

Following a week of violence which included Houthi rebels kidnapping the President’s Chief of Staff, the capture of the state TV station by the rebels and the surrounding of the […]

New Cabinet sworn in but immediately condemned

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi swore in a new Cabinet yesterday which, according to the state television station has 37 ministers including the Prime Minister. Below you will find the names […]

Cabinet of Yemen

Khaled Bahah Prime Minister Eng. Abdullah al-Akwa’a Minister of Electricity Eng. Fareed Mujawar Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Muammar al-Eryani Minister of Tourism Dr. Mohammed al-Sa’adi Minister of Industry and […]

Parties agree to form technocrat government

Political parties and factions in Yemen agreed on Sunday to allow the President and Prime Minister to form a technocrat government. The agreement includes the Shia Houthi faction Ansarullah. On […]

Khaled Bahah named as new Prime Minister

In the ongoing political and security crisis in Yemen President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi has nominated another Prime Minister to lead the country out of crisis. Former oil minister and […]

President’s PM candidate rejected by rebels

President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed his Chief of Staff Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak as the new Prime Minister yesterday only to have his nomination rejected by Houthi rebels. The […]

Government and rebels agree deal but fighting continues

A confused situation is hanging over the capital of Yemen, Sana’a this morning. Yesterday a power sharing agreement called the “Peace and national partnership agreement” was signed by members of […]

Protests increase despite Presidential concessions

President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi has dismissed his Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Basindawa and his Cabinet in a move to quell protests led by Shia Houthi protesters over the past […]

President orders crackdown on spending

President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi has issued orders to his government which amount to a major crackdown on spending within government. One of the orders reads, “Correcting the situation of […]

President Hadi carries out reshuffle

President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi has carried out a limited, but important, reshuffle of his Cabinet. Changes include new ministers in the electricity and oil ministries, after days of protests […]

President says country in open war with Al Qaeda

The Yemen News Agency (SABA) has quoted President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi as saying that Yemen is now in an open war with Al-Qaeda. The President said that the country’s […]