Business for Peace Award

Issue #1872


Al-Mazrak refugee camp

Strike hits IDP camp on Saudi-Yemeni border, dozens feared dead

Published on 30 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

A camp holding a large number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the border of Yemen and Saudi Arabia was bombed Monday, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Dozens killed by raids under Operation Decisive Storm

Published on 30 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 30—As Saudi-led coalition warplanes continued to bomb Houthi and military targets for a sixth consecutive night on Monday, comprehensive figures for the number of civilians being killed in Operation Decisive Storm remain incomplete.

(Photo: Anees Mansor)

Fighting spreads into five southern governorates

Published on 30 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in News

SANA’A, March 29—Violent clashes between southern popular committees, military-backed Houthis and tribal militias have intensified in Aden and surrounding governorates since Thursday.

Houthis: Ahmed Saleh offer to fight us proves there is no alliance

Published on 30 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in News

SANA’A, March 29—The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, have used leaks by Saudi officials to refute claims that there is any alliance between the Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. A Saudi official told Al-Arabiya on Saturday that Saleh’s son, Ahmed, offered to fight the Houthis.

Opposition to Houthi presence continues in Taiz

Published on 30 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in News

SANA’A, March 30—As instability in Taiz governorate continues, locals in Al-Turba city held a funeral procession on Monday for three protesters killed last week by alleged Houthis in military uniform.


While Hadi is now receiving considerable support in the south, he has long been considered a traitor for his role in the 1994 war. At a Southern Movement rally in Aden in 2013 a man holds a sign reading: “No dialogue with killers,” referring to Hadi as he

Hadi and the south: Brothers in arms or a marriage of convenience?

Published on 30 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

Before fleeing the country for Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, was holed up in Aden, the epicenter of a the separatist Southern Movement. His arrival in Aden following his escape from house arrest on Feb. 21, and the support he received from southern locals and politicians alike, may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his controversial past.

Photo Essay

Mohammad Raheem, 61, has been working at Old Sana’a’s Souk Al-Milh since the 1970s. He says the traditional market has changed considerably since imported products began arriving in the 1990s.

This article has photo galleryTraditional incense traders facing stiff competition

Published on 30 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Photo Essay

Home to a thriving market for myrrh (murr) and frankincense (luban) stretching back thousands of years, Southern Arabia has long been known for its rich fragrances. Formed from dried tree resin, the most expensive and sought after varieties are still found growing in Yemen and Oman today.