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‘Silence for the Sake of Gaza,’ Mahmoud Darwish

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Ibrahim Muhawi’s translation of Journal of an Ordinary Grief (Ar: 1973, Eng: 2010) is dedicated to the people of Gaza. This is from the section “Silence for the Sake of Gaza”: Gaza is not the…

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توكل للسلام By Mansur Rajih

مُنحت جائزة نوبل للسلام لهذا العام للناشطة اليمنية توكل كرمان . دردشت مع كثير من وسائل الاعلام ، كان القول الرئيس من جانبي ان السيدة توكل تستحق الجائزة ، بل ان الجائزة بمنحها لتوكل تستعيد وهجا طالما افتقدته وتستعيد مصداقية … Continue reading

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This morning’s breakfast story #SupportYemen

In many ways we Yemenis are an unremarkable people. Babies are born, families argue, tribes fight and protect, we cry for lost loved ones. Life goes on. The exceptional thing about us is that we continue to do this while … Continue reading

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Letter to DFID: Break the fast over Yemen

The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP Secretary of State for International Development 1 Palace Street LONDON SW1E 5HE October 2011 Break the fast over Yemen We, Yemen Aid and other members of the British Yemeni community, invite you, your fellow … Continue reading

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The Salehs will no longer own the land we love

Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, is old. Biblically old. Its hand-built tenth-century skyscrapers make for a citadel of magic and dreams. The ancient walled city was rescued by development from UNESCO, who rightfully designated it a world heritage site in 1986. It … Continue reading

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Yemen: The Revolution lives!

Many analysts and onlookers have come to the conclusion that the Arab Spring has fallen prey to Yemen’s notorious political intrigues; that the Youth Revolution has been “thwarted” by Saleh and his coterie. Now that Libya is on the verge … Continue reading

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Ali this and Ali that ….

The National Council of the Peaceful Revolution has stalled before take-off. Disagreements over party quotas were put before national interest; rumours of Fifth Column positions caused fatally divisive mistrust. God willing, such bickering can be set aside, and the coalition … Continue reading

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