Published on 25 May 2017 by Brett Scott
Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, is the perfect time to observe Islam in all its diversity. For four weeks, about 1.6 billion Muslims from around the globe observe one of the five pillars of their religion, fasting from sunrise to sunset. Why they fast, when they fast, and what they get out of it, partially has to do with where they fast.
Published on 4 January 2017 by Yasser Rayes
Hunger is the most dominant thought on Yemenis minds during this period. After months of living without their salaries, the public sector employees, the majority of employees in Yemen, are living in dire conditions.
Published on 4 May 2015 by Sara Al-Zawqari
Abdulla Al Ariqy, like many Yemenis woke up this morning grateful that telecommunications and internet lines were still operating
Published on 8 April 2015 by Brett Scott
Saudi Arabia has requested Pakistan to support coalition forces with naval ships, aircraft and ground troops in its military offensive on Houthi rebels and allied military units in Yemen.
Published on 8 April 2015 by Ali Aboluhom
Amjad Bahashwan felt very fortunate to be chosen for a media training course in Egypt, but the Saudi-led airstrikes on March 26 has left him stranded in Cairo. He had completed his course, his flight was booked and his suitcase packed, but because of the imposed no-fly zone, his flight never left Cairo for Sana’a.
Published on 6 April 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi
Saleh Ahmed, a 50 year-old taxi driver, went from supermarket to supermarket to find flour. When he did locate it, he found that the price of a 50 kilo sack of flour had shot up from YR 5500 ($25) to YR 6200 ($28) since the beginning of the Saudi-led coalition strikes in Yemen.
Published on 1 April 2015 by Ali Aboluhom
Monday’s airstrike on Mazraq IDP camp in Hajjah governorate, which left at least 40 people dead and hunreds more injured, brought international attention to the plight of civilians casualties of the war.
Published on 30 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi
Before fleeing the country for Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s internationally recognized president, Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, was holed up in Aden, the epicenter of a the separatist Southern Movement. His arrival in Aden following his escape from house arrest on Feb. 21, and the support he received from southern locals and politicians alike, may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his controversial past.
Published on 23 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid
“I have sold hundreds of novels since last June—not world literature masterpieces, but ones written by Yemeni authors. Do you believe that?!” said Abduljabar Al-Attoani, owner of Abu Thaar Bookstore in the capital Sana’a.
Published on 23 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi
As Yemen teeters on the brink of civil war, it has been almost five years to the day that Jamal Benomar was appointed UN special envoy.