Masha Nahari’s children gather around a family photo. His murder was the alarm that alerted the Jewish community and pushed them to leave Yemen. The three older daughters of Masha have also immigrated to Israeli with their aunt two weeks ago.

This article has photo galleryA Jewish family’s journey from Yemen to Israel

Published on 26 February 2009 by Mohammed bin Sallam

Members of the family – Saeed Ben-Yisrael, his wife and their seven children – arrived at Bin Gurwin Airport in Tel Aviv. They currently live in a temporary residence in B’r Al-Saba area until the Israeli government provides them with a permanent residence in Bait Shimis located near Jerusalem.

The story of the Yemeni singer who made headlines: Fouad Abd-Alwahed, first place winner of the Gulf singing contest

Published on 23 December 2010 by Raghda Gamal

“I was dumbfounded. It was awesome to see the huge crowd cheering with my name. During the competition we were not allowed to use the phone or the internet so that we do not persuade people to vote for us. So I really did not expect it but it was a delightful surprise,” said a grinning Fouad.

A social expert talking with an inmate (right most) of Al-Mansoura women’s prison in Aden, while other women prisoners idle around with their children in the prison yard.

Female prisoners: Guilty to death

Published on 30 March 2009 by Kawkab al-Thaibani

“Women prisoners are guilty until death, they don’t need to wait for the verdict because the judge, prosecution and society have already sentenced her as guilty."

Over the past ten years, Yemen has become one of the best countries in which to study Arabic.

Yemen is the best destination to study Arabic

Published on 6 November 2008 by Khaled Al-Hilaly

Most students come to Yemen after having heard of the benefits of studying Arabic here by word of mouth from other students or friends.

Saudis top list of foreigners marrying Yemenis in 2009

Published on 15 February 2010 by Khaled Al-Hilaly

The increase in the number of Yemeni-Saudi couples in recent years reflects the close cultural ties between the two countries, but a disparity in gender shows the difficulty for Yemeni men to marry Saudi women.

Tribe members celebrate Sadiq Al-Ahmar becoming head of the Hashed tribe in Yemen.

The political role of tribes in Yemen

Published on 5 April 2010 by Saddam Al-Ashmori

A recent study conducted by Yemeni researchers, headed by Adel Al- Sharjabi, professor of sociology at the University of Sana’a, has called on the state to close the Tribes Affairs Authority in Yemen in order to better implement the rule of state law among tribes.

Most students spend more time on English than on the other subjects.

Yemeni undergraduates struggle with English

Published on 5 April 2010 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi

To better prepare Yemen’s work force for a globalized world, universities in Yemen teach some of their subjects in English. But Yemeni high school graduates complain that their English is not good enough to follow everything that the professors are saying.

Despite Al-Qaeda's spiritual leader, Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American born cleric of Yemeni origin said to be killed, there will be no much significance of his death toward Al-Qaeda's performance, said a Yemeni expert on AlQaeda.

Details of Al-Awlaki’s death

Published on 3 October 2011 by Ali Saeed

Al-Awlaki, said to be the spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is said to have plotted some “terrorist” operations including the failed Detroit underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in late December 2009, and the Fort Hood mass shooting by an American soldier of Palestinian origin, who on November 5, 2009 shot dead 13 people on the US army base and wounded another 29.

Conflicts put women at risk

Published on 5 December 2011 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi

Amnesty International stated that women's rights are routinely violated because Yemeni laws as well as tribal and customary practices treat them as second class citizens, indicating that women are not free to marry who they want and some are forced to marry when they are children.

New smaller shisha sizes come with small carry boxes and most girls use these as it is easier to hide in public.

Smoking increasingly popular among Yemeni girls

Published on 20 January 2011 by Shatha Al-Harazi

In Yemen men and women who do the same thing are often looked upon differently. Smoking is a prominent example. Among men smoking is considered a habit that might harm one’s health, but it is not at all inappropriate. However, when people see a woman having a cigarette they forget about her health and instead concentrate on her reputation: many will even think of her as a whore.