This article has photo galleryRamadan around the world

Published on 25 May 2017 by Brett Scott

Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, is the perfect time to observe Islam in all its diversity. For four weeks, about 1.6 billion Muslims from around the globe observe one of the five pillars of their religion, fasting from sunrise to sunset. Why they fast, when they fast, and what they get out of it, partially has to do with where they fast.

Mohanned, 5 years old, lies on a bed in the Abs hospital in Hajjah, a governorate in Yemen which has some of the highest numbers of severely and acutely malnourished children. (Photo © UNICEF/Fuad)

Yemen: a place of hunger and misery

Published on 4 January 2017 by Yasser Rayes

Hunger is the most dominant thought on Yemenis minds during this period. After months of living without their salaries, the public sector employees, the majority of employees in Yemen, are living in dire conditions.

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Yemen in Danger of Becoming Completely Isolated from the World

Published on 4 May 2015 by Sara Al-Zawqari

Abdulla Al Ariqy, like many Yemenis woke up this morning grateful that telecommunications and internet lines were still operating

This article has photo galleryShould Pakistan join the fight in Yemen?

Published on 8 April 2015 by Brett Scott

Saudi Arabia has requested Pakistan to support coalition forces with naval ships, aircraft and ground troops in its military offensive on Houthi rebels and allied military units in Yemen.

A Yemeni guy among the protesters in front of the Yemeni embassy holding a placard reads “ To UN:open the air space, we are homeless in Egypt”.

Stranded abroad: Yemenis long to return home

Published on 8 April 2015 by Ali Aboluhom

Amjad Bahashwan felt very fortunate to be chosen for a media training course in Egypt, but the Saudi-led airstrikes on March 26 has left him stranded in Cairo. He had completed his course, his flight was booked and his suitcase packed, but because of the imposed no-fly zone, his flight never left Cairo for Sana’a.

Residents in Sana’a have spent days trying to find flour in the capital city. Stocking up on basic goods has resulted in shortages in the market. (Archive photo by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki)

Grocery stores running out of flour as public hoards basic goods

Published on 6 April 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

Saleh Ahmed, a 50 year-old taxi driver, went from supermarket to supermarket to find flour. When he did locate it, he found that the price of a 50 kilo sack of flour had shot up from YR 5500 ($25) to YR 6200 ($28) since the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition strikes in Yemen.

<p>With few confirmed facts available, residents are left to speculate about the source of shelling. The sizeable crater, above, appears to be caused by an air to surface missile.</p>

This article has photo galleryCivilians caught in Operation Decisive Storm

Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Aboluhom

Monday’s airstrike on Mazraq IDP camp in Hajjah governorate, which left at least 40 people dead and hunreds more injured, brought international attention to the plight of civilians casualties of the war.

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

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.

By drawing on the past while breaking from tradition, many of Yemen’s writers appear to be searching for answers and forging new paths in reaction to the country’s current crisis.

Political crisis and Yemen’s literary resurgence

Published on 23 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid

“I have sold hundreds of novels since last June—not world literature masterpieces, but ones written by Yemeni authors. Do you believe that?!” said Abduljabar Al-Attoani, owner of Abu Thaar Bookstore in the capital Sana’a.

While most criticize the role Benomar has played in Yemen’s transitional period, opinion is divided over the extent to which he, along with the international community, is to blame for the current crisis the country is facing.

Parties reflect on UN’s Benomar

Published on 23 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

As Yemen teeters on the brink of civil war, it has been almost five years to the day that Jamal Benomar was appointed UN special envoy.