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President discusses humanitarian situation in Hajja
[22 April 2017]
FM welcomes US official statements over Yemen
[19 April 2017]
Supreme Political Council, Supreme Economic Council hold meeting over state's equipment
[17 April 2017]
PM discusses with ministers promoting national capacities to achieve food security
[12 April 2017]
President directs government to prepare general budget to provide employees' salaries
[11 April 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Artillery hit mercenaries' sites in Marib
[23 April 2017]
Enemy Saudi continues committing war crimes against Yemeni people
[23 April 2017]
Mercenaries' military vehicle smashed in Jawf
[23 April 2017]
Saudi aggression warplanes bomb Serwah of Marib
[23 April 2017]
Mercenaries shelled in Lahj
[23 April 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
Parliament speaker meets director of international crisis group
[23 April 2017]
Defense Minister meets head of ICRC delegation in Yemen
[19 April 2017]
FM meets head of ICRC mission in Yemen
[18 April 2017]
FM meets MSF acting Resident Representative to Yemen
[18 April 2017]
Parliament speaker congratulates his Syrian counterpart on Evacuation Day
[17 April 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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