“I was born in Saudi Arabia and my basic education was in their schools. Therefore, my position regarding the kingdom is based on my personal experience and knowledge about their actions against us.”

“Yemen has the right to establish political and economic relationships with Iran.”

Published on 14 November 2016 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki

Mohammed Tahir Anaam is a politician, religious scholar, founding member of Yemen’s first Salafi party (Al-Rashad) as well as its Supreme Committee member, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, and a former member of the National Dialogue Conference. Upon his return from a long trip in which he visited a number of countries including Russia and China, The Yemen Times sat with Anaam to ask about details of his journey, which he said it aimed to tell the truth about the ongoing war against Yemen.

Iran’s envoy in Sana’a: sorry for Saudi losing its resources through attrition warfare

Published on 16 March 2016 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki

In an exclusive interview with the Yemen Times, Iran’s Chargés d'Affaires in Yemen Murtadha Abedin says Ansar Allah should respect journalists and media workers.


Admitting Houthis are inside Saudi Arabia, Brig. Gen. Asiri: “Houthis are sacrificing their lives just to take pictures near the border”

Published on 25 September 2015 by Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki

Assiri: Glad to have this conversation over the phone with you, especially because you are currently in Sana’a witnessing all the events, meaning your questions will be coming from inquiries circulating among every Yemeni citizen in the country. Before we start, I would like to say to all Yemenis that Ali Abdullah Saleh is the cause of all the current battles in Yemen, he handed over the state’s arsenals, the army, and the Yemeni public to the Houthis with the aim of destroying Yemen and its people.  

Saudi-led airstrikes necessary

Published on 1 April 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

Abdulsalam Mohammed is the head of the Abad Center for Strategic Studies in Sana'a. In October, the center released a report, predicting that the Houthis would invade the south. This month, that prediction came true. The Houthis are currently engaged in a number of fronts in the south, seeking to expand their control.  

Fatima Al-Selwi

“Yemeni women have great abilities”

Published on 25 March 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen has for long ranked poorly in gender equality. The Global Gender Gap Report, released annually by the World Economic Forum, has repeatedly ranked Yemen dead last.

Despite this, Fatima Al-Selwi, the businesswomen office director at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sana’a’s Capital Secretariat, is optimistic things are changing.

Despite the resignation of the Cabinet on Jan. 22 the UNHCR continues to work with deputy ministers, according to Johannes van der Klaauw.

‘Despite its poverty, Yemen is the most hospitable’

Published on 23 March 2015 by Ali Aboluhom

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, is heavily dependent on international aid by donor countries and international organizations.

Prominent Nasserist Party member to the Yemen Times: “We aim to protect the country from plunging into civil war”

Published on 12 March 2015 by Bassam Al-Khameri

As the country slips into further turmoil, dialogue between political parties and armed groups has failed to provide any results. The Houthis control large swathes of the north of Yemen, and Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi claims, from the southern port city of Aden, to be the legitimate president.

Dr. Amal Hassan, the “youngest and best surgeon of the year”

Published on 25 February 2015 by Ali Aboluhom

Dr. Amal Hassan, a Yemeni physician who is only 30 years old, was recently honored at the Arab Health Conference held in Dubai from Jan. 26 to 29, 2015.

“Hadi remains the legitimate president of the country”

Published on 23 February 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

When a new government was formed following the 2011 uprising, the Islah Party was one of the biggest winners. Yet today, the party holds little sway against the Houthis, a militant group which has taken over much of northern Yemen. When the Houthis started their expansion from their home governorate of Sa’ada toward Amran, eventually taking Sana’a in September 2014, the group targeted prominent Islahi businessmen, military leaders, politicians, and organizations affiliated with the party.

Anti-child marriage campaigner to the Yemen Times: ‘Do not deny them their happiness’

Published on 18 February 2015 by Khalid Al-Karimi

Amal Al-Jaradi heads the National Initiative for Combating Child Marriage, an organization dedicated to spreading awareness and providing support to victims of child marriage. Struggling against a widespread practice that is deeply engrained in much of Yemeni society, Al-Jaradi is under no illusions about the obstacles she faces. In its most recent survey in 2011, Human Rights Watch estimated that 15 percent of Yemeni girls were married before the age of 15 and more than half before 18. Forced into marriage at 15 herself, Al-Jaradi is intimately aware of the suffering that child brides experience. Determined to eradicate the practice she calls “legitimized rape,” Al-Jaradi began her initiative in 2013. She spoke with the Yemen Times about the issue and what her initiative is doing to address it.