Readers Views

Youth Talk

Published on 19 March 2012 by

The National Dialogue Conference will take place by the end of March, according to the GCC Initiative and its implementation mechanism. What topics would you most like to be discussed and highlighted during this conference?


Published on 19 March 2012 by Rame Sharaf

Do you think Ali Abdullah Saleh will stay in Yemen after presidential power is handed over to Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi? Why?

Published on 5 March 2012 by

Basam Al-Forari, 26, English teacher

According to my mind, he will not stay because he has committed lots of crimes. So he cannot live safely .He was granted immunity but it cannot protect him from victims’ families. They will look for him in order to take revenge.

First cars and buses in Arabian Pensinsula

Published on 5 March 2012 by Mubeen Esam / [email protected]

Have you ever asked yourself what it was like when cars were first introduced into Yemen – or what our means of transportation were before cars appeared?

People-powered development

Published on 5 March 2012 by

International support is crucial to secure a stable future for Yemeni people, says Progressio, a UK-based charity organization.           

A talk with a candle

Published on 5 March 2012 by Khalid Mohammed Al-karimi

Candles boast of their ability to mitigate the gloomy hours of the night. The blaze of one candle suffices, allowing us to complete our assignments, compose paragraphs or even an essay. Indeed, we are indebted to all candles. Once the power is on, they are all extinguished. Yet the smart candle retorts “Soon I will be the sole recourse.’’ As a consequence, I had the following conversation with a candle:

London Somalia Conference – Hypocrisy of democracy?

Published on 5 March 2012 by Sharique Naeem

The London Somalia Conference held at Lancaster House, UK, on February 23, is another example of the hypocrisy of democracies. It shows how the torchbearers of democracy are eager to impose models based on their own vested interests in foreign lands. Two years ago, the same Lancaster House hosted the London Afghanistan Conference, in which the UK government proposed its plans for stability in Afghanistan, in order to minimize threats to the UK. However, to date Afghanistan is a country suffering due to occupation, where the native population is not only subjected to physical occupation but their beliefs are also ridiculed and insulted.

The Arab Spring

Published on 5 March 2012 by Awadh Mubarak

The revolutions of the “Arab Spring” inspire optimism in each individual who suffered the yoke and despotism of the region’s autocratic regimens. These revolutions mark the beginning of a new era for the Arab World.

3rd March 1924 – The day Ummah shook

Published on 5 March 2012 by Sharique Naeem

The first war of its kind the world had ever seen, was started by states based on the creed of capitalism. World War 1 was called the ‘Great Game’. A Game in which a plan was meticulously put forth to achieve what the imperial West had tried in vain for centuries to do, that is, to put an end to the Caliphate.

Ingredients of happiness from the Yemen I know

Published on 5 March 2012 by Manal Abdul Wahed Sharif / [email protected]

I am so grateful for having spent the years of my adolescence in a very simple place like Yemen, for I feel it was relatively balanced. I had just enough sheltered family love and satisfaction to bear the exposure to the “real life” I saw there.