1570, Section: Interview
Published on 19 January 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Interview
Yemen’s penal code and international human rights law have done little to protect juvenile offenders from being imprisoned with adult convicts, leaving them liable to abuse and subject to the inhumane conditions that are common in the country’s prisons. As a signatory to Article 37 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Children, Yemen has an obligation to protect its children from capital punishment and life imprisonment, as well as any “cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment.”
Published on 25 December 2014 by in Interview
The Civil Defense Authority, established by republican decree in 2007, is tasked with responding to natural or man-made disasters, including fires.
Published on 16 December 2014 by Khalid Mohammed Al-karimi in Interview
Laila Al-Hebshi, a TEDX Sana’a 2014 speaker, is an author, cancer survivor and a shining example of hope for many. She was not born successful, but rather, created success for herself. “The first step to achieving success is to determine your goals and aspirations,” she says. In this exclusive interview, Al-Hebshi talks about her past, present, and future, and gives advice as to how others can lift themselves up from hardship as well.
Published on 4 December 2014 by Ahlam Mohsen in Interview
Young members of “The “Basement,” a non-profit cultural foundation, are no strangers to controversy. They have attracted a fair amount of attention the past few years for their mixed-gender activities including lectures, workshops, political debates and art and cultural events.
Published on 27 November 2014 by in Interview
In 2009 Katherine Abu Hadal had her first taste of Yemeni food at a nondescript restaurant in Sana’a. She doesn’t remember much other than the malawah bread—a flat bread typically made with glee—and the dabeekh—a stewed vegetable dish—which she thought were delicious. She was hooked on the cuisine.
Published on 20 November 2014 by in Interview
A major trend in today’s tourism market is the increased popularity and potential for Islamic Tourism. According to Research and Markets, which calls itself the world’s largest market research store, the Islamic tourism market’s extraordinary potential and speedy growth means it is expected to comprise nearly 30 percent of the global tourism market by 2018.
Published on 6 November 2014 by Ali Aboluhom in Interview
The Southern Youth Coalition grew out of the pro-secessionist Southern Movement four years after it was founded in 2007. Since its establishment, the coalition has been mobilizing youth from all southern governorates to participate in Southern Movement activities.
Published on 28 October 2014 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Interview
Mohammed Al-Saberi is a leading figure of the Nasserist Unionist People’s Organization, commonly referred to as the Nasserist Party, and member of its Central Committee. He talked to the Yemen Times about his party’s current political role and future. He criticizes the Houthis, whom he accuses of having “murdered the country.” Al-Saberi also calls the Nasserist Party’s withdrawal from the current government in September “responsible.” He argues that “no party should have continued in the government given the current situation of the country.”
Published on 21 October 2014 by Khalid Al-Karimi in Interview
The Yemen Times sat down with Hussein Al-Bukhaiti, a self-described Houthi activist who is familiar with the inner workings of the group.
Published on 14 October 2014 by Yemen Times Staff in Interview
Ahmed Baider is a 21-year-old student at Sana’a University, where he studies business management. He is also a tour guide for his family’s tourism agency, in addition to working for Wings Travel Agency, in order to learn even more about the industry.