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  • Tribal Leaders Discuss Peacebuiling Efforts in Yemen

    A group of Yemeni tribal leaders and activists met in Toledo, Spain, on September 10-11 to discuss ways to organize tribes’ peacebuilding efforts in Yemen, as the country enters its seventh year of war. The Chargé d’Affaires of the European Union in Yemen, Marion Lales, opened the first session via video conference, and newly-appointed UN…

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  • Intellectuals Conference in Mukalla Concludes

    Mukalla, Yemen – The Intellectuals Conference, hosted by the Sana’a Center in Mukalla, held its concluding sessions today. The conference covered a number of topics, such as the role of intellectuals in Yemen’s future, the future of the state in Yemen, the role of non-state armed groups, and the southern issue. An interactive session was…

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  • Two-Day Intellectuals Conference kicks off in Mukalla

    Mukalla, Yemen – The Sana’a Center launched today its two-day Intellectuals Conference in the city of Mukalla in the Hadramout governorate with the participation of a number of intellectuals, political activists, and journalists with the aim to create a safe space for these groups to discuss the way forward towards peace. Representatives from the UN…

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  • Yemen Peace Forum Mukalla Workshops Conclude

    Mukalla, Yemen – The Yemen Peace Forum (YPF) concluded its four-day event which brought together a select group of Yemeni youth and civil society actors with the aim to amplify their voices by creating a parallel process for their views and insights to be channeled into Yemen’s peace negotiations. The YPF is a Track II…

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  • Director of the Office of the President of Yemen: We are ready for direct negotiations with the Houthis

    Director of the Office of the President of Yemen, Abdullah Al-Alimi, said during the Yemen Media Call – a media briefing session organized by the Sana’a Center– that Yemen’s internationally recognized government was ready to go into direct negotiations with the armed Houthi movement, adding that it was also in favor of reopening Sana’a airport…

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  • The Seventh Yemen Exchange Concludes

    The Seventh Yemen Exchange concluded its two-week online program on May 3, 2021, bringing together over 50 participants from around the world who aim to gain unique access to information, perspectives, updates and analysis on Yemen. The opening session hosted Sana’a Center Executive Director Maged al-Madhaji and Senior Researcher Abdulghani al-Iryani who gave a deep…

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  • The Sana’a Center concludes a series of meetings with Yemeni political parties discussing the peace process

    On February 1, 2021, the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) concluded a series of meetings with several Yemeni political parties during which they shared their visions of the peace negotiations and explored possible ways to end the six-year conflict in Yemen. Sponsored by the EU and held in Istanbul, the…

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  • The Sana’a Center in 2021: Reclaiming Yemen’s Future

    Dear Friends, This year we mark 10 years since the Arab Spring. For those of us now at the Sana’a Center, that historic moment was when we first became aware of each other’s existence, ideas, aspirations and, most importantly, shared dreams for Yemen and the world. It was when we became aware that being different…

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  • Tribal leaders envision paths out of Yemen’s conflict

    A group of prominent tribal leaders from Yemen convened in Istanbul on January 20th and January 21st to discuss the role of tribes in local and national de-escalation and peacemaking to bring an end to the war in Yemen. Sheikhs and tribal women from key governorates identified recommendations for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin…

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  • Yemeni Prime Minister speaks to international media as part of the Yemen Media Call program

    Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdelmalek Saeed said on Friday that missiles that struck a runway at Aden international airport December 30, 2020, were an attempt by the armed Houthi movement to target the airplane carrying members of the new government that had just landed. The prime minister’s remarks came as part of a Yemen Media…

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