1557, Section: Report
Published on 25 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report
The Houthis have had a great deal on their hands since seizing control of the capital in September but, while most Sana’anis may not have noticed, the occupying forces also have an eye for detail and symbolic value, as evidenced in a recent campaign to change the names of well-known streets in the city.
Published on 23 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report
Politicians use various methods to promote themselves and their political parties in order to better get their message across to the masses. Appearing on television and radio, releasing books, or distributing brochures, posters and stickers are just a few of the usual methods employed by politicians in countries throughout the world.
Published on 23 February 2015 by Mohammad Al-Samawi in Report
Former staff and journalists have been protesting the Houthi takeover of Al-Shumo Foundation and its affiliate newspaper, Akhbar Al-Youm, which have since moved their operations to Aden.
Published on 18 February 2015 by Mohammad Al-Samawi in Report
Live programming at state-run Saba TV channel has been off-air since Saturday, when staff at the channel escalated protests and refused to continue work. Their salaries have not been paid since November.
Published on 18 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report
Yemen’s dwindling Jewish population reports abuse, fear of the Houthis
Published on 16 February 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report
With its low ceilings and narrow, winding steps, Akram Mohammed Sulaiman’s apartment looks like most others in Sana’a. Approaching the building on Al-Dairi Street, however, an inconspicuous sign hanging on the door tells visitors they are in fact entering an orthopedic clinic. Of sorts, anyway.
Published on 16 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report
Over a year and a half has passed since several hospitals were ordered to close due to malpractice, but a follow-up investigation by the Yemen Times reveals they are continuing to operate in sub-standard conditions.
Published on 11 February 2015 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report
Feb. 11 marked the four year anniversary of the beginning of Yemen’s 2011 uprising. Since that day, two presidents have stepped down. Cabinet has been reshuffled, dissolved then reformed and—like Parliament—no longer exists. A rebel group took over the capital on Sept. 21, 2014, and has since expanded its control over much of the north of the country. While the Houthis extended their reach—often at the barrel of a gun—agreements were signed and discussions were held between rival factions, facilitated by the UN.
Published on 11 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report
For five-year-old Ghazal Al-Hamadi, Fridays are a special day. Once a week she accompanies her mother to a mysterious building in Sana’a, its entrances guarded by heavily armed men. She has grown fond of the high, long wall and the giant gate—she is told her father Ibrahim is well-protected while he completes his “secret mission.”
Published on 12 February 2015 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi in Report
Ansar Allah, as the Houthis prefer to be known, have won over non-Zaidi’s since their Sept. 21 takeover of the capital. One of the speakers at the three-day national dialogue that Ansar Allah held last week was a member of the muhamasheen, or the “marginalized.”