By Yazeed, Yemen For years, and perhaps decades, none of the horrific stories of kidnapping, torturing or assassinating journalists has caught the world's attention like the current story of the disappearance and possible assassination of a well-known Saudi journalist in Turkey last week. Jamal Khashoggi, who is a prominent Saudi journalist and a critic of … Continue reading Yemen Prays for Khashoggi, But Who Prays for Yemen?
Around July 22, 2009, some Jewish families moved from Raidah district, Amran province, to Sawan area in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, the place where I used to live. I happened to be neighbors with a Yemeni guy called Abdurrahman who got married to a displace Jewish woman called Laiah. Raidah, a Yemeni village in Amran province … Continue reading Yemeni Muslims and Jews start family, by Mokhtar – Yemen
This story is from the experience I had when I went to Germany for a one week academic program at Bremen University about four years ago. I had two roommates in my hotel room and we were all from different regions and different social and religious backgrounds. One was from Romania and the other was … Continue reading From Bad Encounters to Good Encounters by Omer, Yemen
On March 21st, a few hundred men who mainly came from the province of Saada in Yemen, and who were surrounding Sana'a, the capital, overran the city and within a few hours controlled every public facility in it. The men were gathering around the city for few weeks before they made their way inside it. … Continue reading How it all happened by Y. Yemen
On June 7, 2017, my grandfather from my mother side, who is now about 73 years old, came to my house and spent a couple of days with us: me and my family. We are from Al-Nazhah village, Ibb, Yemen. My village is about 150 km south of Sana'a, the Yemenite capital. In my village … Continue reading Yemenites with No Religious Differences by Mokhtar Ramadan, Yemen
Like many of my friends and relatives, I cannot celebrate Eid Al-Adha (the Islamic festival of sacrifice) away from my birthplace, a small mountainous village in Ibb governorate, Yemen. There, the Eid has a different feel as many traditional games and activities are undertaken by the villagers during Eid days. Giving one example, is our … Continue reading The Weird Tradition by Salman Ayash, Yemen
Now it has been over 22 months, or almost 2 years since civil war broke in my country, Yemen, the poorest state in the Middle East. A war that savagely kidnapped the lives of thousands of civilians, as the latest UN reports confirmed the death toll to rise over 10,000, and wounded to about 50,000, … Continue reading It’s not too late to save war-torn Yemen by Yazeed Mohammed, Yemen