Third Airplane Crashing in Sana’a in Less Than a Year
By Asma Al-Mohattwari, Jihan Anwar, Maram alAbbasi
This morning, 13th of May, a jet fighter crashed in Sana’a.
A Sukhoi 22 military jet exploded in the air at 11.30am according to witnesses, leaving the pilot, Ibraheem alAghbari, dead. Parts of the plane exploded causing injuries and accidents in various part of 5...
Guantanamo, is there justice in the justice system?
Interview by Jihan Anwar
As the hunger strike of Guantanamo prisoners approaches the 100th day, international focus has been raised once again on the controversial United States prison at Guantanamo bay. Obama, declared that closing the prison would be one of his first priorities as President, is being pressured, 5 y...
Qat-chewing children vs the anti-qat generation
By Jihan Anwar
Mohammed, barely 15 years old, sells water at the Rowaishan roundabouts. His right cheek is slightly swollen from qat leaves. “It gives me energy,” he says “so that I don’t get tired and can sell more bottles, and I don’t feel hungry.”
Although the qat plant was known for centuries, Yemenis dealings with ...
Thalassemia Association calls for compulsory pre-marital blood tests
By Jihan Anwar
Photo by The Yemeni Society for Thalassemia and Genetic Blood Disorders
Mohammed Mulhi, has recently graduated from the English translation department, and considering his condition, is it a testament to his commitment and dedication despite a serious health condition. As a thalassemia patient, Mulh...
Yemen oil and gas industry attracts new players in the oil fields
By NY Staff
Pakistan Oilfields Limited has been listed for the new announced oil blocks in Yemen. Tariq Jaswal General Manager Operation said that Pakistan Oil fields are the largest private owned oil company producing oil since 1940. The Petroleum Exploration and Production authority (PEPA) Invited the company to review...
Abducted Europeans smuggled into Oman before their release
By Jihan Anwer
After 139 days in captivity, two Finns and one Austrian that were kidnapped in December have been released.
Finnish couple Leila and Atte Kaleva, and Austrian national Dominik Neubauer were released on 8 May and reached Finland on Friday.
The deal to free the hostages seemed to have been reached between ...
Remaining tents at Change Square to be removed by military decree
By NY Staff
The last remaining tents at Change Square in Sana’a are being threatened by a military committee, according to SABA news agency. The committee discussed the importance of security in the capital.
“We stressed the importance of taking the needed military and security precautions and efforts exhausted on...
UNESCO warns Yemen for the second time to repair historic sites
Reuters - The city of Sanaa, capital of Yemen has been warned twice by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to restore the original appearances of its historic sites or face an immediate removal from the world heritage list next month.
More than 8,000 houses in Sanaa, with a uniq...
Gold found in Yemen
Yemen has a significant amount of gold, claims Dr. Amer Hassan Assabri. Assabri said that large amounts could be found in Hadramout, Otmah, Warqa, Dhamar, Amran, Taiz, Sana’a, Ibb and Khawlan.
“There are certain kinds of rocks that contain different concentrations of gold in them,” Assabri stated.
Al-Qaeda cell captured in Aden
By NY Staff
Yemeni security forces arrested 3 alleged Al-Qaeda militants, sources reported. The militants were allegedly planning to target government institutions in Aden.
The cell members were captured in a home in Al-Mansoura directorate, according to a source.
“As we broke into the house, one of the militan...