Media ID: 55340515
Member of the Shi’ite Houthi militia stand guard on a wall surrounding the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, on 01 January 2015. (EPA/Yahya Arhab)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi gunmen abducted Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s chief of staff, in Sana’a on Saturday in a move that demonstrates the widening division between the presidency and the Shi’ite...
Media ID: 55333532
People walk on a street blocked by rocks after clashes between policemen and armed followers of the Houthi movement near the group’s political bureau headquarters in Sana’a on June 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Shi’ite Houthi fighters said on Saturday they had cut off the main road leading to Yemen’s main airport, as fighting between the rebels and the country’s military spreads to areas surrounding the capital, Sana’a. The rebels said they had...
Media ID: 55327480
A Yemeni man holds up the national flag during celebrations marking the third anniversary of the Yemeni revolution that toppled former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, at Sanaa University in the capital, on January 15, 2014. The Yemeni revolution came after the Tunisian Revolution and Egyptian Revolution of 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
Federalism is a promising idea. It could secure further international support for Yemen and simultaneously help put an end to foreign interference in the country. Despite the hardships that plagued the National Dialogue Conference’s efforts to rebuild and...
Media ID: 55318406
In this Saturday, March 5, 2011, file photo, anti-government protesters take shelter from the sun under their national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana’a, Yemen. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)
Federalism is not necessarily the best choice for Yemen, nor is it necessarily the worst choice. It is certainly not a magic bullet, a catch-all solution to the plethora of social, economic, sectarian and political issues that plague the country. Whatever system of...
Media ID: 55330572
Yemeni laborers repair a damaged part of the wall that surrounds the historical quarter in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, currently listed as one of the world heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), on March 13, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
Sana’a and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—South Yemen’s old city of Aden lies in the crater of an inactive volcano on the southeastern side of the Aden peninsula. On the peninsula is one of the world’s largest natural harbors, with deep, crystal-clear waters. The potential...