Houthi law is discriminatory: Yemen’s Information minister

The law states that everyone should pay 20 percent of whatever they have to the Houthis. (File/AFP)
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Updated 09 June 2020

Houthi law is discriminatory: Yemen’s Information minister

  • The law states that everyone should pay 20 percent of whatever they have to the Houthis
  • The minister said all nationals needed to recognize “the danger of the Houthis”

DUBAI: Information Minister Muammar Al-Iryani said the Houthi law known as Al-Khums, is racist, Yemen’s state news agency Saba new reported.
The law states that everyone should pay 20 percent of whatever goods they have or obtain, on land or sea, to the Houthis for being “Bani Hashim.”
“Iran’s mercenaries did not just rob the treasury, cash reserves and general revenues, but have also imposed racist laws to continue stealing the nation’s resources and citizens’ wealth,” Al-Iryani said.
“The militants are imposing such laws without popular support or a legal ground to exist… what would they do if they ruled Yemen?” he added.
The minister said all nationals needed to recognize “the danger of the Houthis,” who have built an ideology based on “God’s choice and race supremacy” which he said was discriminatory.


Hundreds of schools in Jordan return to online classes as COVID-19 cases rise

Updated 30 September 2020

Hundreds of schools in Jordan return to online classes as COVID-19 cases rise

  • Some schools have only temporarily suspended in-person classes for a period of 14 days after recording COVID-19 infections

DUBAI: Around 407 schools have switched to a distance education system in Jordan since the start of the academic year, the Ministry of Education said, as reported by state news agency Petra.

The move comes as a total of 370 students and teachers, as well as 12 school staff have tested positive with the coronavirus.

Some schools have only temporarily suspended in-person classes for a period of 14 days after recording COVID-19 infections, and are expected to return to normal operations afterwards.

The ministry has urged teachers, students, and school administrators to follow health precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.