Zawya.com - Yemen Editor's Pick http://www.zawya.com/editors-pick/rss/yemen/ en-us Copyright 2014 Zawya Ltd. All rights reserved. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:36:29 GMT 28 Zawya.com | Middle East Business News and Company Directory 144 76 http://www.zawya.com//editors-pick/rss/yemen/ http://www.zawya.com/images/newsletter_zawya_logo.gif Tunisia election tests transition from autocracy to democracy http://www.zawya.com/story/Tunisia_election_tests_transition_from_autocracy_to_democracy-TR20141022nL6N0SF4KWX2/ Tunisian political adversaries have reconciled with the past, approved a new constitution and worked out compromises between once bitter rivals. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:47:53 GMT Reuters TR20141022nL6N0SF4KWX2 Open Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again http://www.zawya.com/story/Consumed_by_Islamic_State_Iraqs_Anbar_province_a_key_battleground_again-TR20141021nL6N0SF4NPX2/ Islamic State fighters have encircled Iraq's western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:07 GMT Reuters TR20141021nL6N0SF4NPX2 Open Yemen on the brink as rebels oust the old guard http://www.zawya.com/story/Yemen_on_the_brink_as_rebels_oust_the_old_guard-TR20141014nL6N0S70FLX2/ The Houthi rebels who stunned the Arab world with the sudden seizure of Yemen's capital will have to strive to cement their power in the face of well-armed rivals, a test of strength that could tip the unstable country deeper into turmoil. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:05:57 GMT Reuters TR20141014nL6N0S70FLX2 Open Yemen World Food Programme: Its mission, activities and future plans http://www.zawya.com/story/Yemen_World_Food_Programme_Its_mission_activities_and_future_plans-ZAWYA20141013063950/ Yemen continues to host a large scale humanitarian crisis, with more than half the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. According to a report by the UN, "Yemen is the seventh most food insecure country in the world and a staggering 10.6 million people go to bed hungry every day." Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:02:42 GMT Yemen Times ZAWYA20141013063950 Subscription Families torn apart as Western girls join Islamist cause http://www.zawya.com/story/Families_torn_apart_as_Western_girls_join_Islamist_cause-ZAWYA20141012065338/ Dozens of European girls are lured by Islamist groups in Syria with promises of humanitarian work. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:56:05 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20141012065338 Subscription Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran http://www.zawya.com/story/Saudi_Arabia_fears_Yemeni_tumult_may_boost_its_main_foe_Iran-TR20141002nL6N0RX13AX2/ The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:23:23 GMT Reuters TR20141002nL6N0RX13AX2 Open Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East http://www.zawya.com/story/Turkey_frustrated_with_West_clings_to_fading_vision_for_the_Middle_East-TR20141001nL6N0RV3VQX2/ Turkey's bet on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rapid demise and its outspoken support for Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi appear to have been miscalculations, hobbling its ambition. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:12:31 GMT Reuters TR20141001nL6N0RV3VQX2 Open Amid jihadi gains, priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market http://www.zawya.com/story/Amid_jihadi_gains_priceless_Iraqi_artefacts_hit_black_market-TR20140930nL6N0RU38CX2/ Ancient Iraqi artefacts are appearing on the black market as Islamic State militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures to finance their activities after sweeping through the north of the country. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:51:11 GMT Reuters TR20140930nL6N0RU38CX2 Open Strong dollar, rising volatility mark Q3 markets. Same again in Q4? http://www.zawya.com/story/Strong_dollar_rising_volatility_mark_Q3_markets_Same_again_in_Q4-TR20140930nL6N0RU169X2/ The biggest scramble for dollars and sharpest rise in currency volatility for years were the hallmarks of financial markets in the third quarter. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:12:36 GMT Reuters TR20140930nL6N0RU169X2 Subscription ANALYSIS-Obama forges anti-ISIL coalition, but will it hang together? http://www.zawya.com/story/ANALYSISObama_forges_antiISIL_coalition_but_will_it_hang_together-ZAWYA20140924034949/ It remains to be seen whether the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State can hang together for a mission which is bound to encounter difficulties - as well as both military and civilian casualties. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:00:19 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20140924034949 Subscription U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight http://www.zawya.com/story/US_military_struggles_to_preserve_options_in_Islamic_State_fight-TR20140921nL1N0RK22HX2/ As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:55:29 GMT Reuters TR20140921nL1N0RK22HX2 Open Cheaper oil no big threat to Gulf economies, a boon for North Africa http://www.zawya.com/story/Cheaper_oil_no_big_threat_to_Gulf_economies_a_boon_for_North_Africa-TR20140918nL6N0RH2S2X2/ Falling oil prices may prove the best medicine for economies in the Arab world, rebalancing growth towards countries struggling to recover from the Arab Spring uprisings without doing major damage to the oil exporters of the Gulf. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:49:24 GMT Reuters TR20140918nL6N0RH2S2X2 Open U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant http://www.zawya.com/story/US_banks_on_strong_Iraq_coalition_but_allies_are_hesitant-TR20140913nL5N0RD4IRX2/ The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:11:42 GMT Reuters TR20140913nL5N0RD4IRX2 Open Islamic State's financial independence poses quandary for its foes http://www.zawya.com/story/Islamic_States_financial_independence_poses_quandary_for_its_foes-TR20140911nL5N0R807CX2/ Islamic State has formalised a system of internal financing that includes an Islamic form of taxation, looting and most significantly, oil sales, to run their 'state' effectively. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:15:54 GMT Reuters TR20140911nL5N0R807CX2 Open Last Syrian vineyard keeps wine flowing despite war http://www.zawya.com/story/Last_Syrian_vineyard_keeps_wine_flowing_despite_war-TR20140910nL5N0R54WTX2/ Amid the war in Syria, one hillside vineyard still produces wines that are served in the Michelin-starred restaurants of London and Paris. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:48:27 GMT Reuters TR20140910nL5N0R54WTX2 Open Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late? http://www.zawya.com/story/Obama_shifts_on_Syrian_rebels_but_is_it_too_late-TR20140910nL1N0RA1CRX2/ Struggling Syrian rebels that President Barack Obama once derided, now form a key pillar of the U.S. leader's strategy to beat back militant group Islamic State. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:41:09 GMT Reuters TR20140910nL1N0RA1CRX2 Open Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance http://www.zawya.com/story/Saudi_Arabias_clerics_condemn_IS_but_preach_intolerance-TR20140910nL5N0RA19NX2/ While Saudi Arabia's official Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam attacks Islamists as heretical and "deviant", many of its most senior and popular clergy preach a doctrine that encourages intolerance. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:03:42 GMT Reuters TR20140910nL5N0RA19NX2 Open The right weights for mortgage risks http://www.zawya.com/story/The_right_weights_for_mortgage_risks-ZAWYA20140909145455/ Ever since hunter-gatherers started to build their own dwellings some 14,000 years ago, homeownership has been a mark of high social and economic status. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:59:53 GMT Project Syndicate ZAWYA20140909145455 Open Violence at home costs USD8tn a year, worse than war - study http://www.zawya.com/story/Violence_at_home_costs_USD8tn_a_year_worse_than_war__study-TR20140909nL5N0R944GX2/ Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and costs the world economy more than USD 8 trillion a year, experts said. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:50:42 GMT Reuters TR20140909nL5N0R944GX2 Open After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia http://www.zawya.com/story/After_Syria_and_Iraq_Islamic_State_makes_inroads_in_South_Asia-TR20140907nL3N0R633LX2/ Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 04:46:12 GMT Reuters TR20140907nL3N0R633LX2 Open Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to Islamic State beheadings http://www.zawya.com/story/Path_to_jihad_from_upscale_Cairo_to_Islamic_State_beheadings-TR20140903nL3N0R42F4X2/ An Egyptian who left his upscale Cairo neighbourhood to fight with the Islamic State wants to return home and hoist the militant group's black flag in Egypt. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:37:24 GMT Reuters TR20140903nL3N0R42F4X2 Open End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace http://www.zawya.com/story/End_of_Gaza_war_doesnt_translate_into_peace-ZAWYA20140902125135/ Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks . Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:53:47 GMT Reuters ZAWYA20140902125135 Open MENA banks face major challenge http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_banks_face_major_challenge-ZAWYA20140813110219/ Banks across MENA face a major technical and management challenge if they are to remain a force in the fast-evolving environment of today's transaction banking. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:17:07 GMT Cash & Trade ZAWYA20140813110219 Open Petroleum producers shift attention from Middle East: Kemp http://www.zawya.com/story/Petroleum_producers_shift_attention_from_Middle_East_Kemp-TR20140818nL6N0QL23FX2/ Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually adjusting to rely less on the Middle East. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:53:12 GMT Reuters TR20140818nL6N0QL23FX2 Open Jihadist hub in heart of Middle East http://www.zawya.com/story/Jihadist_hub_in_heart_of_Middle_East-TR20140812nL6N0QI11FX2/ Ridiculed at first, the new power which has seized a third of Iraq has carved itself a powerful and possibly lasting presence in the Middle East. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:39:14 GMT Reuters TR20140812nL6N0QI11FX2 Open SMEs yet to embrace the web http://www.zawya.com/story/SMEs_yet_to_embrace_the_web-ZAWYA20140803075154/ Small and medium enterprises in the Middle East still lag behind in adopting digital tools to grow their businesses. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:03:16 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140803075154 Open MENA jobs hang in the balance http://www.zawya.com/story/MENA_jobs_hang_in_the_balance-ZAWYA20140731055510/ Economic liberty has a huge potential to increase human prosperity in crisis-hit countries across the region. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:44:06 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140731055510 Open OPEC net income slides http://www.zawya.com/story/OPEC_net_income_slides-ZAWYA20140727073737/ Non-OPEC crude production is threatening the cartel’s decades-long dominance in the global oil market. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:43:07 GMT Zawya ZAWYA20140727073737 Open