Business for Peace Award
1574, Section: Interview


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Laila Al-Hebshi “Hardship could be an opportunity and a pathway that leads you down the road to success”

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.

The Basement says all are welcome to come and share ideas, art and projects.

This article has photo gallery‘We give space to people who might otherwise express themselves in the worst way’

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.

Katherine Abu Hadal earned a part-time income by posting cooking videos of Yemeni dishes online‭.

This article has photo galleryKatherine Abu Hadal to the Yemen Times: ‘Yemeni-American families maintain a strong sense of food identity’

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.

“There are a large number of cities, towns and villages in Yemen that are home to important historical and Islamic sites. We have a number of historical mosques and old centers of learning that would make attractive tourist destinations.”

Can Islamic tourism save Yemen? The Malaysia model

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.

Southern Youth Coalition Spokesman Shamsan Bin Monis

Southern Movement Youth Coalition spokesperson: “Our problems will not be solved as long as we remain part of the north.”

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.

Mohammed Al-Saberi to the Yemen Times: “The party will not participate in the new government unless it is subjected to criteria of real nati

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.”

Al-Bukhaiti to the Yemen Times: “The Houthis’ takeover can not be called an invasion”

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.

Viewing the past as a wonderul time for tourism in Yemen and the present as wrought with challenges, Baider remains hopeful the industry will recover.

On being a tour guide in Yemen: “It’s both the hardest and best job”

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.

Jane Marriott, British Ambassador to Yemen

British Ambassador Jane Marriott to the Yemen Times: “We can support what Yemenis want to achieve”

Published on 2 October 2014 by Ali Saeed in Interview

The Yemen Times met with the British Ambassador to Yemen, Jane Marriott, at the British embassy in the capital Sana’a a day after the 8th “Friends of Yemen” meeting in New York.

One challenge facing the World Food Programme, according to its deputy country director, Rukia Yacoub, is maintaining a certain level of funding. Many funds are going to Iraq and Syria because the humanitarian needs there are some of the most extreme.

Yemen World Food Programme: Its mission, activities and future plans

Published on 30 September 2014 by Bassam Al-Khamiri in Interview

With the recent clashes between the military and the Houthis in Sana’a, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has increased. Hundreds of families in Sa’ada, Amran, Marib, Hodeida and Al-Jawf governorates are need of humanitarian assistance. The country has an estimated 243,000 refugees and 307,000 IDPs, according to the EU.