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Suspect arrested in ICRC staffers killing
[03 September 2015]
Two ICRC Yemen staff members killed in attack
[03 September 2015]
Two mosque suicide bombings kill 32 people in Sana’a
[03 September 2015]
Saudi military jets hit Taiz city
[01 September 2015]
Saudi coalition targets allies in Mareb
[01 September 2015]
 
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Former 1st armored division headquarters bombed
[03 September 2015]
Saudi-led coalition hits al-Dailami air base
[02 September 2015]
Saudi warplanes bomb Sa'ada
[02 September 2015]
Saudi war jets raid Ibb
[02 September 2015]
Saudi air jet kills citizen in Sa'ada
[01 September 2015]
 
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IDEX 2015 establishes Abu Dhabi's position in global defence industry
[25 February 2015]
Yemen needs 12 years to spend donors' pledges
[23 December 2014]
Political assassinations with unknown perpetrators
[20 November 2014]
Yemen's Friends steering committee report on national situation
[25 September 2014]
The Peace and National Partnership Agreement
[22 September 2014]
 
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M 5.9 earthquake jolts Taiwan
[21 May 2014]
Poll sees centre-right party winning EP elections
[21 May 2014]
Craftsmanship "the luxurious part of Germany's perfection"
[19 May 2014]
Egyptians abroad cast votes to choose new President
[15 May 2014]
5 Afghan soldiers killed in separate bomb attacks with day
[11 May 2014]
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WNC urges parliament to ban marriage under 18 years old
[14/April/2008]

SANA'A, April 14 (Saba) - The Women National Committee (WNC) urged on Monday legislative and executive authorities to make amendments on law of the personal affairs to ban marriage under 18 years old.

The WNC call comes after publishing a story of eight year-old, Nojoud Nasser who went to the Sana'a West Court to prosecute her father for making her marry a 30-year-old-man.

The committee condemned such marriage, wondering about behavior of the girl's family to make her marry in this age, as they know already their daughter could not shoulder burdens of the marriage life.

A 2006 field study revealed that child marriage among Yemeni girls reached 52.1%, compared to 6.7% among males.

The study, conducted by the Woman and Development Study Center, affiliated to Sana'a University, looked at 1,495 couples, concluding that there is a huge age gap between the spouses.

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