1654, Section: Report
Published on 23 March 2015 by Fareed Al-Homaid in Report
“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 in Report
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.
Published on 18 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri in Report
For many people around the world, a birth certificate is a person’s first legal recognition by the state that they exist. In Yemen, 83 percent of minors remain without one, leaving them vulnerable to a number of abuses.
Published on 18 March 2015 by Fawzia Al Suwaidi in Report
Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report
Mohammad Al-Dalei is only eight years old but has been riding horses at the police academy stables in Sana’a for two years. Because of his father Ali’s work with the police force, Mohammad is given privileged access to horses and a trainer, something far beyond the reach of all but a very select class of Yemenis.
Published on 18 March 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki in Report
With a history of animosity between the Saudi government and the Houthis, and the latter’s backing from Iran, the group’s rise has been the cause of much alarm in Riyadh. As the situation continues to deteriorate, Yemenis working in the kingdom are concerned about how their host government might respond should the Houthis remain in power.
Published on 16 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom in Report
Osama Mohammad, six, was playing with other children in front of his home in Sana’a’s Hasaba neighborhood in late 2011, when he stepped on a land mine that detonated, causing permanent damage to his left leg which later had to be amputated.
Published on 12 March 2015 by Ali Mohsen Aboluhom in Report
Published on 10 March 2015 by Yemen Times Staff in Report
May 8 was International Women's Day. The Yemen Times asked citizens what place women have in Yemeni society today and what people think women’s role should and could be in the future. The Yemen Times asked the following questions:
Published on 9 March 2015 by Yemen Times Staff in Report
With the closure of embassies and the country’s few galleries, the prospects for finding a sponsor and host for an International Women’s Day event were looking grim. Despite Yemen’s serious political situation—the UN Envoy to Yemen has described Yemen as being on the “brink of civil war”—photographer and women’s rights activist Bushra Al-Fusail made it happen.