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President holds reception ceremony at the Presidential Palace on occasion of 27th National Day
[22 May 2017]
President receives Speaker of Parliament
[17 May 2017]
SPC directs to face cholera outbreak, condemns dividing Yemen
[16 May 2017]
President chairs meeting to discuss the epidemiological situation of cholera
[15 May 2017]
President meets Chargé d'Affaires of Iranian Embassy in Sana'a
[15 May 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Aggression launches nine raids o Sa'ada
[22 May 2017]
Army attacks sites in Jawf
[22 May 2017]
Dozens of mercenaries killed in Midi
[22 May 2017]
Army hits Saudi soldiers' groups in Najran, Jizan, Asir
[22 May 2017]
Four citizens killed in Saudi airstrikes on Sanaa
[22 May 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
President al-Sammad congratulates Iranian President
[21 May 2017]
FM meets Russian Chargé d'affaires to Yemen
[25 April 2017]
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]
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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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