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One thousand Yemeni prisoners to be released before Ramadan
[26 May 2016]
National delegation, UN envoy discuss proposals for transition roadmap
[26 May 2016]
MSF calls for end to civilians' suffering in Yemen
[25 May 2016]
Yemeni consultations resumed in Kuwait
[23 May 2016]
Rock slide kills 20 in Taiz
[23 May 2016]
 
  Saudi Aggression on Yemen
Dozens hirelings killed in Shabwa
[29 May 2016]
Aggression continues to breach the truce
[29 May 2016]
Bombing al-Amaliqa camp threatens truce: National delegation
[28 May 2016]
Hirelings kills man, injure five in Jawf
[28 May 2016]
Saudi-led coalition, mercenaries continue to breach ceasefire
[27 May 2016]
 
  Reports
Blackwater's dirty tasks in Yemen (analysis)
[17 February 2016]
After declaring involvement in aggression, USA defeated in days
[16 February 2016]
Millions view hashtag USA_kills_Yemeni_people
[16 February 2016]
USA kills Yemeni people with GCC funds
[16 February 2016]
Washington concerns over hash-tag US_kills_Yemeni_people: SRC president
[16 February 2016]
 
  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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