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1654, Section: View Point

View Point

Should dealing with Houthi expansion be our priority?

Published on 24 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

It is the talk of the town, and it should be after hundreds have been killed and thousands have been displaced.

We need serious efforts to deal with effects of internal displacement

Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Yemen’s numerous conflicts have consequences that reach far beyond the battlefield. In 2012, violence in Sa’ada and Abyan led to the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen so far, with more than 500,000 Yemenis forced to leave their homes.

Lack of political dialogue yields violence

Published on 10 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Recent developments in Amran came as no surprise and it is clear that the armed conflict between the Houthis and other armed militias will continue.

Germany and Algeria: A legendary match

Published on 3 July 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

We as Arabs have an inferiority complex. It is true.

Egyptian regime must pay for this latest miscarriage of justice

Published on 26 June 2014 by Micah Reddy in View Point

The latest tragic farce to play out in Egyptian courtrooms was this week’s sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste, and Mohamed Fahmy to ten, seven and seven years respectively. The three were convicted of spreading ‘false news’ and aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, while Baher Mohamed was given an even harsher sentence for being in possession of a bullet casing he had found at a protest.

Sana’a’s security dilemma

Published on 19 June 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Despite the gloomy picture and signs indicating Yemen’s security situation is not looking up, there is some good news. For the first time there is a joint security operations room in Sana’a that includes the Ministry of Interior, Political Security and National Security. This joint operation room is headed by the mayor and meets on an almost daily basis.

Egypt taking center stage

Published on 12 June 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

This week a new president was elected in Egypt. The controversy around him coming to power has taken back stage now that it is a reality. Over 100 representatives of countries, international and regional organizations attended the start of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s reign on Sunday.

Still running around in circles

Published on 5 June 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

In commemorating The Yemen Times’ founder Prof. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf in our last issue, we went through many of the articles he penned from 1991 to 1999, when he was killed in a car accident.

The era of bullying and chaos

Published on 29 May 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

A simple review of today’s events on the local, national and even international levels will leave any one in shock as to how much chaos we are living in at the moment.

United in fate, and that’s about it

Published on 21 May 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

This year, we celebrate Yemen’s unity in anticipation of a different future but also with uncertainty and confusion. We have to confront all the things Yemen is and will be. Yemen as a federal nation.