1588, Section: Variety
Published on 23 May 2013 by Amal Al-Yarisi in Variety
On May 22 in 1990, the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen in the South, and the Yemen Arab Republic in the North, became a unified country, called the Republic of Yemen. Since then, Yemenis throughout the country have celebrated Unity Day every year. Flags are hoisted on the streets, shopping centers’ doors are painted and many people host small family gatherings at their home.
Published on 9 May 2013 by Amal Al-Yarisi in Variety
As the curtains pull back at the Cultural Center Theater in Sana’a, the crowd hushes. On stage, a group of men appeared to be trapped in glass cages.
Published on 11 April 2013 by Ali Abulohoom in Variety
Mocha, a coastal city in Yemen with a population of 12,000, was once the home of a thriving commercial port that dates back centuries. Located along the Red Sea, it was internationally known for its coffee trade and other commodities like incense.
Published on 21 March 2013 by Nadia Haddash in Variety
Asma’a Al-Saiaghi has a master’s degree in sociology and is the director of a local charity association. By many measures, she is an already accomplished woman but every morning she makes the two-hour journey from her home in the Hiziz area to a local hotel in Sana’a to attend a training program that is providing tools for 30 Yemeni women to propel them forward as social leaders.
Published on 11 March 2013 by Sahar Noman in Variety
We would like to summarize our impressions of a trip we took to Yemen, both to the capital Sana'a and the city of Aden.
Published on 28 February 2013 by Bassam Al- Ashmori in Variety
It was just one month after spending his life savings on a motorbike that Mahmoud Al-Wishah collided with a car, permanently damaging his leg and hand and sustaining injuries rendering him unable to work.
Published on 25 February 2013 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Variety
More than 260 violations were committed against 432 journalists, ranging from murder and physical abuse to verbal threats, according to a report issued by the Freedom Foundation for media freedom, rights and development.
Published on 7 February 2013 by Ali Ibrahim Almoshiki in Variety
Although Majdi Alsaqaf, a student in his final year at Sana'a University, is excited about the prospect of his pending graduation, a coordinated strike by administrative staff at Sana’a, Dhamar, Taiz, Ibb and Amran Universities against new legislation has put his fate, alongside thousands of other final year students in jeopardy.
Published on 7 February 2013 by Amira Nasser in Variety
The National Anti-Cancer Corporation (NACC) said they received over 12,000 new cases of cancer in Sana’a in 2012 and around 22,000 throughout the country.
Published on 4 February 2013 by Najla`a Hasan in Variety
At a secluded café near a main street in Sana'a, a group of ladies gather to smoke shisha, flavored tobacco that is traditionally smoked out of a long pipe that is also known as a hookah. Booming echoes of laughter fill their small space, with the five ladies clearly enjoying their latest social session.