1551, Section: Report
Published on 24 July 2014 by Dares Al-Badani in Report
“The other day I went to buy a cassette with religious songs and was surprised when the vendor asked me whether I am associated with the Houthis, the Islah Party, or any other party so that he could pick an appropriate song for me,” says Omar Abdulaziz Naji, a 28-year-old resident of Sana'a.
Published on 24 July 2014 by Luca Nevola in Report
How the Houthis disrupted a community’s social fabric
Published on 24 July 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report
The Saleh Mosque in Sana’a is a highly contested space, both politically as well as culturally.
Published on 24 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Report
When Ali Abdullah Saleh came to power in 1978, the office of president was anything but a stable institution. A joke widely circulating in Yemen during the fall of 1978 illustrates the perception of the longevity of political rule and the expected ‘half-life period’ of the country’s leaders at the time:
Published on 30 November -1 by Ali Abulohoom in Report
A mixture of English, German, and Indian words have been used to train Tina, a female German Shepherd dog, to sniff out the TNT explosives inside land mines. Tina is quick to respond to orders, being able to sniff out and indicate the location of an explosive deliberately buried under the soil within two minutes.
Published on 22 July 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Report
Weddings in Sana’a are usually held in private halls rented by the groom’s family or in big tents set up in neighborhood alleys. Preparations typically take about two weeks—reservations are made for the hall or tent, traditional clothes are bought for the bride and groom, and catering is arranged. For more elaborate weddings, singers and musicians are often hired, but these days it is becoming increasingly common to see comedians perform at weddings who charge lower prices.
Published on 22 July 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in Report
More than 40 percent of the population–over 10 million Yemenis–do not know where their next meal will come from, according to preliminary findings of a new survey released last week by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Published on 22 July 2014 by Mohammed Al-Khayat in Report
"I suffered from unbearable pain and was shouting loudly after the car accident happened, but nobody took me to the hospital,” said Ehab Masood, a 22-year-old student from Sana’a.
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
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.