Archive for the ‘Yemen’ Category

First Flight in Six Years Takes Off from Yemen’s Sana’a Airport

Via Tasnim News, a report that commercial aviation is returning to Yemen: Yemen’s first commercial flight in six years, which took off on Monday morning to the Jordanian capital Amman, carried 126 passengers including those seeking medical treatment. Forty-three days have passed since the humanitarian truce entered into effect in Yemen, yet, the operation of […]

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Will Yemen’s New Cabinet Revive Economy?

Via Al Monitor, a report on how – although the road to sustainable economic recovery is teeming with several obstacles at this critical time – the new Yemeni Cabinet that recently arrived in Aden asserts that it will overcome all hurdles and deal with this challenging situation: The Dec. 18 declaration of the new Yemeni Cabinet sparked […]

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Dialing Up Profits In Dangerous Areas

Via Wall Street Journal, an interesting look at the success – and trouble - South Africa’s MTN has found working in some of the world’s most unstable regions: Working in some of the world’s most dangerous countries like South Sudan and Syria has made telecommunications provider MTN Group Ltd. MTNOY -3.51%bigger by some measures than its U.S. counterparts, but it […]

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Despite Volatility, China’s Interest In Yemen

Courtesy of the Diplomat, an interesting article on China’s interest in Yemen: With much to gain from a growing presence in the Middle East, Beijing is making an all-out effort to strengthen its foothold there, including the most volatile countries of the region. Although not widely reported, China-Yemen relations exemplify this trend. China’s diplomatic ties […]

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Yemeni Economy Posts Positive Results In 2013

Via the Eurasia Review, an update on Yemen’s economic performance: Yemen’s economy posted positive indicators at the end of 2013, recording a growth rate in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about 5.4%, according to a government report. The Ministry of Finance report pointed to a number of positive economic developments over the year, including […]

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Yemen – Terrorist Haven, Rising Petro-State?

Via Oil Price, an interesting look at Yemen: Yemen is Arabia’s neglected corner, with Saudi Arabia garnering the lion’s share of media coverage. But the impoverished nation of 24 million people seems fated to play an ever increasing role in two areas of western interest – oil exports and terrorism. Which factor will win out […]

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