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· May, 2007

Stories about Yemen from May, 2007

Yemen: Yes to Internet Filters

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad is in favour of his country's internet censorship tactics, saying: “Yemen was mentioned as one of the countries to have the most extensive censorship filters for...

Yemen: Censorship of tow opposition news websites

The Yemen's Ministry of Telecommunications has blocked access to tow opposition news websites ( and because they are reporting about the humanitarian situation and the fighting in the northern...

Yemen: From Camels to Toyotas

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad notes how Toyota and Isuzu trucks came to replace camels and donkeys as Yemen's preferred “wheels of choice.” ‘Many times, I have asked people around –...

Yemen: Tourism Boom

Tourism in Yemen could be a wonderful industry, writes Jane Novak , who links to a news report which states that 609,000 people visited Yemen over two years.

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

From dealing with the death of dear friend - a horse - to news of how the seaside town of Mukalla is Yemen is turning into a soulless new construction...

Yemen: Breaking into Saudi Prison

Breaking out of prisons is the norm. Not any more. Blogger Jane Novak links to an article which claims that a cell of nine Yemenis were planning to break into...

Camel Hopping in Yemen

Kuwaiti-Saudi blogger Yazeez links to a video of a new sport in Yemen. Anyone into camel hopping?

Yemen: Women Abuse

Jane Novak links to an article which states that 70 per cent of Yemeni women are abused. “More than 87 percent of those surveyed said that families are responsible for...

Yemen: Isolated Villages

Blogger Jane Novak links to a news article which announces the discovery of a new village in Yemen. “The women team found a village mostly inhabited by blind and mad...

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