Yemen Times Newscoop - The open content management system for professional journalists. en Copyright 2014, Yemen Times Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:55:02 +0100 60 Newscoop Yemen Times 147 49 Working at the car wash <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The days are long at Al-Khaled car wash, where employees work 11-hour-days, seven days a week, starting at 8 a.m. Mohsen Al-Alawdi opened the Al-Khaled car wash 20 years ago. It has been his source of income ever since. Opposite Al-Dailami school, Al-Khaled car wash is located near Al-Misbahi roundabout. Car washes are often sites of visible inequality, where laborers who are unlikely to ever set aside enough money to purchase a car wash vehicles of Sana’a’s middle and upper-middle classes. An actual car wash establishment charges between YR2,000 and 3,000  ($10-$15) per car. Those who wash cars independently, often on the streets, earn much less. <br clear="all"> Photo Essay Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:49 +0100 Foreign aid: development or ‘de-development’? The idea of foreign aid is rather attractive—at least theoretically. However, when examined carefully, foreign aid in its very nature entails a process of injecting large sums of money into developing countries otherwise gripped by poverty, war, and conflict. While in theory, that money should improve people’s lives and alleviate poverty leading to sustainable growth and development, the stark reality is that foreign aid has often presented more challenges than opportunities. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:29:20 +0100 Religious and cultural expression Article 19 radio show this week discussed the freedom of expression and respect for religious and cultural diversity. <br clear="all"> Variety Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:26:11 +0100 The challenge of youth unemployment <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Just off one of Sana’a’s main roads, a man in his twenties, Zakaria Al-Ghanmi, sits with a bent back on the sidewalk selling sweets and small food items. Like many of his contemporaries, he has a forlorn look about him and he prays that things do not get any worse. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:16:00 +0100 Education matters Most politicians and decision makers would not disagree with the fact that investing in education is vital to a country’s development. However, only a few ever act on this point. <br clear="all"> View Point Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:37:10 +0100 Bringing Muslims back to science The most important rule in Islam is “judgment on anything is a branch of conceptualizing it.“ To determine whether a belief can be accepted by a Muslim or not, this is the first and most often repeated principle. However, when it comes to matters scientific, this indispensable rule for correct judgment is paradoxically the most disregarded one. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:18:38 +0100 Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation. <br clear="all"> Health & Environment Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:13:50 +0100 Security campaign to release abducted Uzbek doctor in Marib SANA’A, April 16—Military and security forces were sent to Serwah district in Marib governorate in armored military vehicles on Wednesday to secure the release of an Uzbek national who was kidnapped on Sunday, according to the director of the Marib security office, Emad Hatim. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:51:32 +0100 Gunmen assassinate Al-Baida deputy governor <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA'A, April 15—The deputy governor of Al-Baida province, Hussein Mohammed Qahtan Dayyan, was assassinated Tuesday morning by unidentified gunmen, a local security official told the Yemen Times. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:50:22 +0100 Judges continue strike, ignore Supreme Judicial Council SANA’A, April 16—The Yemeni Judges Club on Tuesday announced that the judge’s strike will continue in all courts despite Monday’s call by the Supreme Judicial Council to resume work. Redhwan Al-Omaisi, the club’s media officer, said that judges went on strike after a decision by the club, not the council, and they would not call it off at the council’s request. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:48:34 +0100 Two Australians confirmed dead in November drone strike <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA'A, April 16—On Wednesday two Australian citizens were confirmed to have been killed in a drone strike in Yemen late last year, according to Australian media reports. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:33:04 +0100 Sports tournament for disabled held in Sana’a <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> SANA’A, April 16—A goalball and table tennis competition, organized by the General Union of Disabled Athletes, kicked off Sunday at the May 22 Hall in Sana’a.         The visually-impaired competed at goalball while the physically disabled competed in the table tennis tournament. <br clear="all"> News Sourcefabric Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:33:04 +0100 Unregulated food commodities pose risk to consumers Counterfeit food commodities have inundated the local market, particularly in the past three years as the security and economic deteroriation of the country has left the government with fewer resources to monitor and regulate foodstuffs. <br clear="all"> Health & Environment Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:01:55 +0100 WHO country office representative talks to the Yemen Times <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The continued instability in Yemen has seriously affected an already fraught health situation. In a country grappling with multiple health crises, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been working for over 60 years to provide technical assistance for public health, strengthen health services and help fight epidemic diseases. <br clear="all"> Interview Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:00:13 +0100 The Arabs smitten by the Israeli lobby Israel and the Gulf states sometimes tend to adopt a united regional vision regarding various issues, especially in the last three years <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:56:13 +0100 How to stabilize Yemen In today’s fractured Yemen, the solution is not with Hellfire missiles, it is with fixing the economy. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:56:13 +0100 Age-old Qamaria industry struggles to keep its place in modern Yemen <img src="" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Mohammed Mokhtar is the owner of a workshop that makes and installs qamarias. He used to wake up early and get to work making the the distinctive windows that adorn many Yemeni homes. <br clear="all"> Culture Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:53:24 +0100 Yemeni Discussion Forums: It is Good to Talk! An internet search of al-montdiat al-Yemniah (translated as ' Yemeni forums') will return many sites. <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:49:20 +0100 Tunisia’s promise and strategic potential After a year of heightened tensions, growing divisions, and two high-profile assassinations, Tunisians launched a national dialogue that culminated in the adoption of a progressive constitution in January 2014. This <br clear="all"> Opinion Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:49:19 +0100 Tit-for-tat: Tribe confiscates oil tankers to secure release of oil tanker When Mohammed Al-Hazizi of Beni Matr first purchased an oil tanker to increase his means of income, he never thought it would end up putting him in debt. <br clear="all"> Report Sourcefabric Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:43:41 +0100