· August, 2008

Stories about Yemen from August, 2008

Yemen: The Wooden Windows of Seiyoun

  26 August 2008

Yemeni Omar Barsawad takes us to the picturesque village of Seiyoun, where beautifully adorned doors and windows were traditionally made out of wood. Barsawad posts a few pictures to illustrate the art.

MENA: Veiled Athletes in Beijing

  26 August 2008

Despite the Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Saudi women from taking part in the Olympics this year, Blogger Dilshad D. Ali writes about the emergence of hijab (veil) at the Beijing Olympics. Blogger Jana, also lists the 12 veiled Muslim athletes who competed this year in Beijing.

Arabeyes: Third World War in the Making?

  18 August 2008

Bloggers in the Middle East are closely following the developments in Georgia, with some saying it could usher in World War Three. Here's a quick review of what bloggers in Yemen and Jordan are writing.

Yemen: Somalia's True Neighbour

  16 August 2008

“While our rich and much wealthier neighbors shun Somali refugees and keep them out, Yemen – one of the poorest countries in the world – is one of the very few places that Somali refugees are warmly welcomed, allowed to freely move and work; and have free health care and...

Yemen: Rich Fishery Resources

  12 August 2008

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad writes about his country's rich fisheries resources. “Exploited wisely and in a sustainable manner, the fish industry can be very profitable and good for the country,” he cautions.