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.


Bahrain FM: No resolution in sight for Qatar crisis

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Bahrain FM: No resolution in sight for Qatar crisis

DUBAI: Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said that his country sees “no resolution in sight” in the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the four boycotting countries, according to an interview with Arab News’ sister paper — London-based Arabic international newspaper Alsharq Alawsat.
“The information in our hands today does not indicate any glimmer of hope for a solution now, as the matter does not happen suddenly,” he said.
Bahrain’s foreign minister said Qatar was prolonging the crisis by taking its case to Western allies, instead of dealing with it inside the Gulf Arab bloc.
“We were expecting from the beginning of the crisis with Qatar that the emir of Qatar would go to Saudi (Arabia) but this did not happen,” Al-Khalifa told the pan-Arab newspaper.
He spoke of Qatar’s lack of abiding by international laws in regards to terrorism.
“This state has put one of its citizens on the terrorism list, and after a few days they attend his son’s wedding,” he said, referring to Abdulrahman Al-Nuaimi who was labeled a terrorist by the US government in December 2013, and the UN in September 2014, for providing financial support to terrorist organizations.

(With Reuters)