Yemeni government bans civilians carrying of arms in Aden

A picture taken on March 13, 2018 in the southern Yemeni city and government bastion of Aden shows government soldiers at the scene of an explosion from a suicide bombing claimed by the ISIS group which hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops. (AFP)
Updated 17 May 2018
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Yemeni government bans civilians carrying of arms in Aden

  • The government is moving toward consolidating and unifying the work of the security services
  • A joint operations team will be created to facilitate the exchange of information between all security services in order to prevent crime

DUBAI: The Yemeni government issued a ban on civilians carrying arms in the interim capital Aden, Al Ekhbariya reported. 

In an urgent memorandum to the Minister of Interior, Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said that his government is moving toward consolidating and unifying the work of the security services.

A joint operations team will be created to facilitate the exchange of information between all security services in order to prevent crime.

The prime minister said this was crucial to controlling security in Aden and nearby governorates, and to ensure the security, safety and stability of daily life for citizens.


Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

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Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

  • Netanyahu said in a video message that he would present a resolution to the government calling for a new settlement named after the US president
  • Trump recognized Israel’s claim of sovereignty over the part of the strategic plateau it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he plans to name a new settlement in the occupied Golan after US President Donald Trump in appreciation of his recognition of Israel’s claim of sovereignty there.
Netanyahu, who has been on a trip to the region with his family for the week-long Passover holiday, said in a video message that he would present a resolution to the government calling for a new settlement named after the US president.
“All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” he said.
Trump again broke with longstanding international consensus on March 25 when he recognized Israel’s claim of sovereignty over the part of the strategic plateau it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.
The decision came only two weeks ahead of a tightly contested Israeli election, which saw Netanyahu win a fifth term in office.
Trump has shifted US policy sharply in Israel’s favor since taking office, most notably by recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Israel annexed 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan it seized in 1981, a move never recognized by the international community.
Around 18,000 Syrians from the Druze sect — most of whom refuse to take Israeli citizenship — remain in the occupied Golan.
Some 20,000 Israeli settlers have moved there, spread over 33 settlements.