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206 prisoners involved in December sedition released in Sanaa
[21 January 2018]
President meets with Speaker of Parliament
[20 January 2018]
32 prisoners involved in December sedition released in Hajjah
[19 January 2018]
Voluntary Recruiting campaign kicks off in Yemen's Amran
[17 January 2018]
Hajjah province deputy kicks off Voluntary recruitment campaign in Shahel
[17 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
3 Saudi aggression airstrikes hit Saada
[22 January 2018]
Saudi aggression warplanes wage 2 raids on Nehm
[21 January 2018]
Saudi soldiers' gatherings shelled, 2 soldiers shot dead in Najran
[21 January 2018]
5 Saudi aggression airstrikes hit Hajjah
[21 January 2018]
2 Saudi airstrikes hit Jizan
[21 January 2018]
 
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Report: 2 civilians killed in 24 Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes over Yemen on Saturday
[21 January 2018]
Report: Army , committees attack Saudi army, its mercenaries in battle fronts over Saturday
[21 January 2018]
Report: Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes wage 22 strikes on Yemen over Friday
[20 January 2018]
Report: Army, committee carry out ground attacks against Saudi soldiers, mercenaries over Friday
[20 January 2018]
Report: 9 Saudi military vehicles destroyed in ground attacks over Thursday
[19 January 2018]
 
  International
Yemen calls on power countries to stop selling arms to coalition's states
[21 January 2018]
Foreign Ministry: Stopping sales of German arms to coalition states is important step
[20 January 2018]
UNICEF: Over 3 million Yemeni children born since Saudi wages war
[17 January 2018]
Yemen, WFP sign MoU to rehabilitate Hodeidah port
[16 January 2018]
Yemen calls on UAE occupation forces to stop destroying Socotra
[16 January 2018]
  Special Files
Senates conference..a chance for experiences exchange
[27/April/2004] SANA'A, (Saba):
By Thuraya Dammaj

The first conference of the Association of Senates and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World shed light on experiences of
participating countries regarding civil society role, and respecting human rights and freedoms.. Saba here highlights one of such experiences in an interview with Lesotho Senate deputy speaker Mr. Letapatas Makhaol.

Q. What's your role, as a senate, in human rights field ?
We are a second chamber of the parliament, we are a senate, and the role of the parliament is to enhance human rights and ensure that the legislation is dominated by the human rights of the citizens.

Q. What about the civil society organizations in your country ?
Civil society organizations in Lesotho are also a very important and integral part in society and they are given a free hand to operate as much as possible. I think parliament and senate in any country should play role in supporting freedom and effective operation of NGOs in the country.

Q. Do media have a full freedom in Lesotho?
Our country is neighboring south Africa, which is very strong with its very robust media culture, so we would not be an island. We
live in an environment which require giving media freedom and fair operations for the media.

Q. What is the role of your council in supporting women ?
Actually according to our constitution, 30 percent of the members of the parliament, of the lower house and of the senate is allocated
to women, and we have also just passed a law on elections of the local governorates, 30 percent of the seats for members that are going to be elected will be actually allocated to women.

Q. Finally, what is your opinion about this conference ?
It is a great thing that we are doing a meeting to talk about the Association of Senates and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World in is a beautiful country like Yemen.

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