Stories about Yemen from April, 2007
Following the success of former Syrian president Hafez Al Assad of handing down power to his son Bashar, who now rules Syria, Egyptian blogger Zeinobia argues that the inheritance of presidencies is contagious in the Arab region and is spreading across Egypt, Libya and even Yemen.
Away from the prying eyes of international media, the war in the Yemeni province of Sa'ada continues, reports blogger Jane Novak. “Civilians trapped in Dhahyan as it is bombed and attacked by tanks. Diseases spreading, unburied bodies one cause. Hospitals overcrowded with military and volunteers. Locals plead for food and...
Blogger Jane Novak links to a news article which says that the Executive Office of Islah Party in Aden affirmed its intent to grant women wide chances of assuming posts in the party. “Good. Yemeni women are very talented, intelligent and have a lot to contribute politically,” she notes.
Moments in Words from Hadhramout writes about the situation of Somali refugees in Yemen.
Blogger Jane Novak links to an article which sheds light on a widening rift in the relations between various sectarian and religious groups in Yemen.
In today's quick tour of Arabic blogs, we will make three stops. Our first is in Yemen, where we see a blogger's take on why people are born different from an Islamic perspective; the second is in Kuwait, where a blogger is urging a newly appointed female minister not to...