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Finance Ministry approves 3 mln riyals loan to Electricity Corporation
[14 November 2018]
Hodeidah local authority condemns aggression attacks on travelers in Hodeidah
[14 November 2018]
Yemen's coffee production will reach 50 thousand tons by 2025 : Minister of Agriculture
[13 November 2018]
Industry Ministry's employees rally to denounce Saudi-led attacks on Hodeidah port
[13 November 2018]
Two rallies in Mahwait condemn aggression coalition’s attacks on Hodeidah
[13 November 2018]
 
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Army kills 7 Saudi-led mercenaries in Asir
[14 November 2018]
Army foils Suadi-led mercenaries’ infiltration in Hodeida
[14 November 2018]
Army foils Saudi-led mercenaries' infiltration in Asir
[14 November 2018]
Army destroys 12.7-mm machine gun of Saudi-led mercenaries in western coast
[14 November 2018]
Army fires missile on mercenaries' new camp in Merib
[14 November 2018]
 
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At least army launches 1451 targeting operation against coalition's invaders in west coast : Report
[12 November 2018]
Report: Series of Saudi' airstrikes hit provinces in the 24 hours
[12 November 2018]
2 Civilians killed, 13 injured in aggression coalition-led crimes over past hours : Report
[11 November 2018]
Army carries out military attacks, rocket, artillery shelling on enemy sites
[10 November 2018]
Saudi-led coalition, its mercenaries continue targeting civilians in Hodeidah, Saada
[10 November 2018]
 
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PM, OCAH discusses coordination of humanitarian interventions
[14 November 2018]
Moscow offers vision for settlement in Libya
[14 November 2018]
US T-38 supersonic military jet trainer falls down in Texas, pilot killed
[14 November 2018]
Putin begins his visit to Singapore meeting Singaporean President
[13 November 2018]
In response to US threats, Tehran vows to protect its oil tankers
[13 November 2018]
  Local
President announces state of emergency, ban on carrying arms
[18/March/2011]

SANA'A, March 18 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced on Friday decision of the National Defense Council to impose a state of emergency across the republic,  in addition to banning carrying arms in the capital Sana'a and the capitals of other governorates.

In a press conference held today, Saleh expressed his sorrow for the deaths and injuries took place today among citizens in Sana'a.

"There was a communication between Yemen and Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries for mediation to heal the rip among the political parties in Yemen," Saleh said, affirming that what happened on Friday caused failure to these moves to bridge the gap and avoid bloodshed.

He renewed the early announced directives for all security systems to protect pro and anti- government sit-ins.

President expressed displeasure with the spread of anti-government protests in residential areas which annoys people living in such neighborhoods, pointing out that what happened was a result of confrontations between the locals and the protesters.

He affirmed that police did not fire any bullet as they are anti-riots police and do not carry any weapons.

Saleh said that if the protesters want to continue their sit-in, they should find other areas away from residential areas to avoid confrontations with the locals.

"A committee from neutral bodies has been formed to investigate incidents in Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Abyan, Mareb, Jawf and Hudeidah to reveal reasons behind the incidents and to know who is responsible either the government or opposition," he said.

He considered those who were killed and injured as martyrs of democracy, affirming that the government will take care of their families.

In the news conference, Interior Minister Mutahar al Masri highlighted the circumstances of the incidents saying that preliminary information had revealed that the sit-inners outside Sana'a University have been attempting to break in houses nearby the university forcing the owners to form popular committees to protect their properties and homes.

"After the Friday inciting sermon outside the university, the sit-inners headed to the inhabited areas near the university destroying the barriers built by the people to prevent the sit-inners from pitching more tents and violent clashes took place then," said al Masri.

Armed people joined the sit-inners a week ago, he said, pointing out that the riot police did not have weapons to take control of the situation.

The riot police had nothing to do with the deadly violence and to the committees formed there by the people annoyed by the sit-inners, he said, urging media to clarify this fact to the public opinion.

Regarding the number of the victims, he said there were 25 dead and about 102 others injured from both sides, adding that some houses were burned and looted and that some of the owners of the houses were arrested and a man was thrown from over his house.


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UPDATED ON : Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:45:06 +0300