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Aggression kills 54 people in Amran province
[07 July 2015]
Death toll in popular market in Lahj rises to 50
[07 July 2015]
Explosive device injures 2 people in Baidha province
[06 July 2015]
UN special envoy arrives in Sana'a
[05 July 2015]
Germany to increase aid in Yemen for over € 6 mln
[04 July 2015]
 
  Saudi Aggression on Yemen
Amnesty International affirms reports on Saudi aggression on Yemen
[08 July 2015]
Saudi war jets target Sana’a
[06 July 2015]
Woman, child killed in Saudi bombing in Sana'a
[03 July 2015]
Saudi aggression kills eight, injure 10 in Sana'a
[02 July 2015]
Aggression targets Sa'ada districts, kills four locals
[01 July 2015]
 
  Reports
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]
 
  International
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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