Stories about Yemen from August, 2007
Our topics range from the highbrow to the lowlife this week, with an exhortation to read more books from across the Arab world, a child’s misunderstanding of a word in a cartoon, and an encounter with a prostitute. A new blogger has just arrived in Bahrain, and another blogger has just returned from a holiday in Iran – where he experienced rather more than he had bargained on during a taxi ride... Read Ayesha Saldanha's take on Bahraini blogs for more.
Omar Barsawad from Yemen links to an article which celebrates Hadhramout's history.
Yemen's Shiites (Shiayan Yaman) is an Iranian blog covering events in Yemen.The blogger says[Fa] Muammar Gaddafi,the leader of Libya, proposed his help to Malak al-Huthi, Shiite rebel leader,in order to block Saudi Arabia's influence in Yemen.According to the blogger al-Huti has refused any colloboration with Gaddafi.
Yemeni Omar Barsawad mourns the death of a national leader – Dr Faraj Bin Ghanim.