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Besides producing fruit, the cacti have been put to a number of different uses. Cactus juice is used in plaster and the cochineal insects that are drawn to the plants have long been a source of red dye.

This article has photo galleryPrickly Pears

Published on 17 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Already a source of income for many, could the prickly pear be the answer for Yemen’s cash-strapped, vulnerable  farmers

This article has photo galleryPolitics of Qat By Peer Gatter: Revolutionary Yemen and the Issue of Qat

Published on 17 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Report

With independence from the British in southern Yemen and the end of Imamate rule in the north, a generation of modernizers and technocrats came to power in both parts of the country, dreaming of rational development and scientific socialism.

US government spying on prominent Muslim Americans, report says

Published on 17 July 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in Report

The US government has been monitoring the emails of prominent Muslim Americans, according to documents released by ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. A report released by the Intercept, a website started by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, explores the background of Muslim American men who were monitored by the FBI and the NSA.

Fifth Power members argue that the youth who participated in the NDC were not representative of the youth demonstrating in Change Square‭. ‬

Fifth Power aims to strengthen role of youth in the transition

Published on 17 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Yemeni youth are widely credited with igniting the 2011 uprising in Yemen which eventually led to the ousting of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since March 2013 the book club has been holding biweekly group discussions about a cosmopolitan selection of books in both English and Arabic.

TEDx Sana’a Book Club brings together enthusiastic readers

Published on 15 July 2014 by Madiha Al-Junaid in Report

Around a table at one of Sana’a’s coffee shops, TEDx Sana'a Book Club gathers to discuss this week’s book: “Frankenstein in Baghdad” by Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi.

The German national team celebrates its forth World Cup victory‭.‬

This article has photo galleryWorld Cup 2014 in Brazil goes to Germany

Published on 15 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Mario Goetze, the German player who was brought onto the field by the coach a mere three minutes before the referee’s whistle drew the match to a close, succeeded in scoring the only goal of the match, crowning Germany as world champions.

Some nourish their intellect by consuming books, others… Caricature of al-‘Ayni’s 1972 anti-qat campaign. “Book” and “qat” is written in the swellings (archive of the al-‘Afif Cultural Foundation).

This article has photo galleryPolitics of Qat: Revolutionary Yemen and the Issue of Qat

Published on 13 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Report

With independence from the British in southern Yemen and the end of Imamate rule in the north, a generation of modernizers and technocrats came to power in both parts of the country, dreaming of rational development and scientific socialism.

The Yemeni security forces

The American approach to fighting Al-Qaeda

Published on 10 July 2014 by Adam Simpson / muftah.org / First published June 30 in Report

In a recent speech at West Point, US President Barack Obama called for the establishment of a new $5 billion (YR1 trillion) Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund as part of a “shift” in US security strategy. The purpose of the fund is to finance training and equipment for countries currently engaged in counter-terror operations to “maintain order in their own neighborhoods,” thereby alleviating the United States of the burden presumably.

Maged Al-Jabri

Profile: Yemen’s global youth ambassador for education

Published on 30 November -1 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

The Global Youth Ambassador program was launched in 2015 by the World at School initiative, which was established by the UN’s Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It aims to mobilize NGOs, teachers, government bodies and faith groups to ensure worldwide access to children’s education.

Many people read the Quran during Ramadan more than they do during ordinary months‭,‬

This article has photo galleryRamadan: a month of praise, repentance and charitable deeds

Published on 10 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report

Dressed in a white traditional robe and carrying a rosary, 25-year-old Mohammed Hussein mutters Quranic verses on his way to the mosque. Each year, Hussein gears himself up for the holy month of Ramadan, radically changing his appearance and lifestyle. This year, in an attempt to fully concentrate on living a pious life, devoting all his time to the worship of God, he decided to take one month off his job as a pharmacist.

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