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Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Author at ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Sanctioning You-Know-Who

Sanctioning You-Know-Who

UN Security Council Resolution 2140 is being billed both as the helping hand that Yemen’s democratic transition needs and as further evidence of international interference in Yemen’s internal affairs. The resolution, passed on February 26, sets up a three-person...
Two of One, Six of the Other

Two of One, Six of the Other

If reports are to be believed, the United Yemeni Republic will be the new name of the Republic of Yemen when the country becomes a federal state, as it is expected to in the near future. Federalism is now touted by the international community and by the Yemeni...
Showdown in Sana’a

Showdown in Sana’a

“The [people’s] dreams quickly turned into a dark nightmare…as elements of the rule of a single family appeared…it reminded them of the backward ruling family that they defeated…51 years ago.” With that, Yemen’s President Hadi launched into a...
C’est La Vie in Sana’a

C’est La Vie in Sana’a

Yemen is in the international spotlight again, and that can only mean one thing—bad news. This time it’s terror related, with the news that the United States, and several other Western countries, have closed their embassies in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. The word is...
Yemen in the Eye of the Beholder

Yemen in the Eye of the Beholder

Scanning through the recent articles published on Yemen by the international media, we find the usual topics: terrorism, political instability, kidnappings and poverty. By itself, this is not so bad. It would be naïve to expect otherwise: “If it bleeds, it leads” is a...