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Bomb explodes in Ibb, No casualties
[18 January 2017]
President meets Parliament Speaker, PM, FM
[18 January 2017]
President meets Ans district's sheiks, dignitaries
[18 January 2017]
Vice President meets Albaidha governor
[17 January 2017]
US-Saudi aggression warplanes and battleships kill citizens in different provinces
[17 January 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army, popular forces hit mercenaries in Taiz
[19 January 2017]
Army, popular forces bomb mercenaries' military vehicles in Mareb
[19 January 2017]
Saudi aggression warplanes wage 6 strikes on Sa'ada
[19 January 2017]
Army kills 7 Saudi-paid mercenaries in Taiz
[19 January 2017]
Army kills enemy Saudi soldier, hits military bases in Najran, Jizan
[19 January 2017]
 
  Reports
President meets tribal sheikhs
[18 January 2017]
Roundup: US-Saudi non-stop airstrikes destroy Yemen's governorates, drop cluster bombs
[02 January 2017]
Roundup: Army, popular forces win victory over Saudi
[26 December 2016]
Roundup: US-Saudi aggression warplanes continue heinous crimes against Yemeni civilians
[24 December 2016]
Roundup: Saudi aggression warplanes continue breaching ceasefire
[22 October 2016]
 
  International
UN Political Affairs asks permission for Ould Cheikh visit to capital Sana'a
[19 January 2017]
FM meets Russian charge d'Affaires to Yemen
[18 January 2017]
FM meets Senior Consultant of UN Secretary General Special Adviser to Yemen
[18 January 2017]
FM meets charge d'affaires of UNICEF office
[18 January 2017]
British House of Commons member concludes visit to Yemen
[12 January 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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