Published on 17 November 2008 by Ali Saeed
Fiberglass, also known as glass fiber, is a material made from very thin threads of glass. It has the virtue of a good weight to strength ratio, rust resistance, and ability to be molded in a wide variety of ways. Used as a reinforcing agent for many plastic products, the resulting material, known as glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) is commonly, although erroneously, also referred to as 'fiberglass'.
Published on 25 October 2010 by Shatha Al-Harazy
Five dollars a day for some people is a good wage as they can’t find anything better. Their need allows the employer to pay them less, and most of the time there are no contracts.
Published on 4 November 2010 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Many Yemeni traditional handcrafts are gradually being forgotten and replaced with modern equipment. A Yemeni government agency has just made a breakthrough, saving tens of handicrafts that were on the brink of extinction and bringing a new source of income for many poor families.
Published on 19 April 2010 by Sadeq Al-Wesabi
According to the Yemeni Social Insurance Law, “The rights of injured workers include: medical care, compensation of temporary disability, compensation or pension in the case of constant disability, and pension in the case of death.”
Published on 17 November 2008 by Majed Saleh Ba-Amran
Scores of medical studies have found that honey boasts regenerative and healing properties, in addition to its cosmetic and aphrodisiac qualities. However, honey production in Hadramout is under threat after floods destroyed thousands of beehives in the southeast regions.
Published on 19 March 2009 by Almigdad Mojalli
Since ancient times, Yemenis have been making bricks to build their homes, mosques and palaces. Many of these buildings continue to bear testament to the brick’s durability and the uniqueness of a profession untouched by technology.Bricks are blocks of clay that have been hardened through being fired in an oven or dried in the sun.
Published on 4 February 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki
Internationally, gold prices first began to rise in December 2008 in the aftermath of the world economic crisis, as investors sought refuge in a stable and reliable financial instrument in an international market reeling from instability.
Published on 15 January 2015 by Jeremy Hodge
Since the country’s uprising in 2011, Yemen has been embroiled in constant political turmoil that has bred intense economic unrest.
Published on 1 January 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi
Walking into Queens Shop, Lena Ahmed, 34, can be found sitting at the storefront awaiting customers. Not wearing the face-covering niqab, it becomes clear she is a Yemeni woman. There are passersby who might object to it, but Lena, who is originally from Taiz, says she is proud to be managing a business on her own. When she accepted the position four months ago, her family was hesitant. “I don’t feel like I am doing anything wrong, though. I am convinced that not every tradition or custom is right,” she said.
Published on 18 December 2014 by Adeeb Qasem
Ever since the 2011 uprising, Yemen’s political process has taken priority over all other aspects of development. This seems unreasonable, given that Yemen’s shattered economy constitutes a key challenge to citizens and policy-makers alike.