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Substitute teachers: Private rackets in public schools

Published on 20 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

Ahmed Abdul Raouf had been working as an Arabic professor at a private high school in Sana’a for four years before leaving last July to look for a new job. He left due to the low pay, he said, which amounted to just YR20,000 ($93) per month.

The cinema was officially closed due to a land dispute, but it was the subject of controversy for decades. (Photo credit:

July 23 Cinema in Taiz closed

Published on 20 November 2014 by Mohammad Al-Khayat in Report

Having served as a cultural icon in Taiz city for 40 years, the July 23 Art House Cinema, named after the 1952 Egyptian revolution, closed last July by order of Taiz’s Commercial Court.

The FAO, the Dutch embassy in Sana’a, and two ministries from the Yemeni government host a workshop on sustainable water development.

Water project launched amid dire shortages

Published on 20 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

About once every two weeks, Yusof Ali Al-Sayed, a resident living on Al-Dairy Street in the capital, receives water from the government. The supply only lasts him, his wife, and their eight children five to seven days.

Is Houthi rhetoric to be believed? Alcohol confiscations might be symptom of something larger

Published on 18 November 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in Report

Capitalizing on populist anger following the removal of fuel-subsidies this summer, the Houthis have transformed from an armed rebel group concentrated in the country’s north to a serious power-broker in the nation’s capital.

A child stands in front of a Houthi slogan that reads “boycott American and Israeli products” outside the Al-Dailami School in Sana’a’s Hadda neighborhood.

Impressionable youth

Published on 18 November 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report

How children are impacted by the Houthi slogan

The rhetoric adopted by state-run media has changed since the Houthis took over the capital.

State-run media under a Houthi-run state

Published on 18 November 2014 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report

Once labelled “rebels,” now embraced as “revolutionaries”

While some blame the Houthis for causing instability and call for them to leave Sana’a, others believe the group is doing a better job at keeping the capital safe than the government is capable of.

Houthis playing police in Sana’a

Published on 13 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Six years ago, Salab Misar, a Sana’ani tribal leader, tried to build a home near Sana’a’s Sixty Meter Street in the city’s Hadda neighborhood, near Misbahi roundabout. He was opposed by his neighbors, members of the Toaiman family, who claimed the land belonged to them.

Laila Al-Hebshi moved the audience with her speech about how she transformed from a depressed cancer patient to a successful author of numerous books.

TEDx Sana’a 2014: Tales of success raise hope in troubled times

Published on 13 November 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Report

Nearly 600 people attended the third annual TEDx Sana’a conference held last Monday, Nov. 3, at the Movenpick hotel located in the city’s Dar Hymyar district.

The tent city in Change Square, before and after its destruction. (Photos - left: Brett Scott, right: Mohammed Al-Qalisi)

This article has photo galleryChange Square: The last vestige of the 2011 uprising demolished

Published on 13 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Almost four years after being established, Sana’a’s infamous tent city was razed to the ground on Monday, Nov. 10. Along with it, went a visible reminder of Yemen’s 2011 uprising.

Arafat and Huda reunited together in Yemen. (Courtesy to Abdussalam Al-Nowab)

Huda and Arafat finally tie the knot

Published on 13 November 2014 by Nasser Al-Sakkaf in Report

Kidnapped after a year in confinement, Huda is finally reunited with her lover