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.


Damascus approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

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Damascus approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan-Syria border

AMMAN: The Syrian government gave approval for the UN to deliver aid next week to thousands of desperate civilians stranded near a US garrison in southeastern Syria on the Iraqi-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday.
A siege earlier this month by the Syrian army and a block on aid by Jordan has depleted food in the camp and led to at least a dozen deaths in the last week among its over 50,000 inhabitants, mainly women and children, residents and UN sources said.