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Sammad-2 combat drone launches its first operations by shelling Aramco refinery
[18 July 2018]
Political Council awards Martyr Ouideen medal of courage
[18 July 2018]
Leader of Yemen's Revolution tells Le Figaro: Those who demand Yemenis to withdraw from Hodeidah as if asking French to withdraw from Paris
[18 July 2018]
Dhamar tribesmen mobilize to support army in western coast
[17 July 2018]
Yemen celebrates World Population Day
[17 July 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Report: Army wages offensive against Saudi-paid mercenaries in all battle fonts
[19 July 2018]
Army carries out offensive on Saudi-paid mercenaries in western coast
[18 July 2018]
Yemeni drone airstrikes killed, injured dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Jawf
[18 July 2018]
3 Saudi airstrikes targets a civilian's house in Marib
[18 July 2018]
Army destroys military vehicle, killed mercenary in Asir, Jizan
[17 July 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: 12 civilians killed, injured in 3 provinces over 24 past hours
[18 July 2018]
Report: Yemeni drone airstrikes, military operations killed Saudi mercenaries over 24 hours
[18 July 2018]
Report: Yemen Army wages military operations on Saudi troops over 24 hours
[18 July 2018]
Report :14 Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit several provinces on Monday
[16 July 2018]
29 civilians killed, injured in Saudi-led attacks over 48 hours
[12 July 2018]
 
  International
FM meets visiting French ambassador to Yemen
[18 July 2018]
Leader of Yemen's Revolution tells Le Figaro: Those who demand Yemenis to withdraw from Hodeidah as if asking French to withdraw from Paris
[18 July 2018]
Urgent: Yemeni Drone Air Force targets Saudi oil Aramco refinery in Riyadh
[18 July 2018]
Urgent: Yemeni Air Force unveils long-range Sammad-2 combat drone
[18 July 2018]
Two WHO cargo planes arrives at Sanaa airport
[16 July 2018]
  Economy
Yemen becomes officially 160th WTO member
[26/June/2014]

GENEVA, June 26 (Saba) - Yemen brought the World Trade Organization (WTO) membership to 160, closing the 13-year long chapter of negotiating its accessions terms with WTO member countries.

"I am delighted to welcome the Republic of Yemen as the 160th Member of the WTO," WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said.

"This is great news for Yemen's economy and therefore for the people of Yemen. It is also a boost for the WTO as we work to deliver the benefits of the agreement struck in Bali last year and redouble our efforts to complete the Doha round of negotiations."

On 27 May 2014, Yemen deposited the "Instrument of Acceptance" with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo confirming its membership terms, and activated the 30-day countdown to its WTO membership which became effective on 26 June 2014.

"With Yemen's accession, 97.1% of the global economy now falls under the rules-based multilateral trading system," Azevedo said.

Trade ministers of WTO members officially approved Yemen's accession on 4 December 2013 during the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Protocol of Accession was signed by Minister of Trade and Industry Saadaldin Abu Talib, and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo.

In his welcoming remarks, Azevedo congratulated Yemen for "having taken those hard decisions which are necessary to secure growth, development, trade integration and the extension of the rule of law."

In this process, he added, Yemen has shown "energy, focus and determination to negotiate the terms of its membership over a 13-year period and completed its ratification process in a 174 day-record. Yemen's accession takes the WTO closer to its goal of universality."

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