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Court executes man for rape, murder girl
[14 August 2017]
FM meets UN officials
[13 August 2017]
President congratulates Ecuador President
[09 August 2017]
President receives head of EU Delegation to Yemen
[08 August 2017]
Yemen foils attempt to smuggle ancient antiquities
[02 August 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Three Saudi airstrikes hit Marib
[17 August 2017]
Five mercenaries killed in Marib
[17 August 2017]
Army attacks Saudi-paid mercenaries in Shabwah
[17 August 2017]
Saudi airstrikes hit Marib
[17 August 2017]
Artillery targets Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz
[17 August 2017]
 
  Reports
Report: 49 Yemeni civilians killed in 212 Saudi aggression airstrikes in six days
[05 April 2017]
Roundup: 1107 Saudi airstrikes kill 135 Yemeni civilians in March
[29 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 15 Yemeni civilians in 112 airstrikes on Yemen in 3 days
[25 March 2017]
Report: Saudi kills 68 in 301 airstrikes on Yemen in 7 days
[23 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 30 in 235 airstrikes on Yemen in 6 days
[15 March 2017]
 
  International
UN Chief Security Advisor thanks Yemen Interior Ministry
[15 August 2017]
President congratulates Singapore counterpart on national day
[08 August 2017]
President congratulates Governor-General of Jamaica on National Day
[06 August 2017]
President congratulates President of Macedonia on National Day
[02 August 2017]
President congratulates President of Swiss Confederation
[31 July 2017]
  Local
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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