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Interesting Times in Yemen

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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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Silent Vigil For Yemen At Downing Street – London

Silent Vigil For Yemen At Downing Street – London.

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Yemen: From Tweets to Streets

    From tweets to the streets   Silent protest in support of Yemen freedom Saturday 24 September, 12-2pm 10 Downing Street   In the media, Yemen is too often ‘and Yemen’ – two words tacked on to the end … 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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Yemen: It ain’t over till the fat lady sings “Freedom”

Mark Twain said:”Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” For many, Yemen is one of the least-known countries in the world, newsworthy only for Islamist militants, or its backward, “savage” exoticism. Yet Yemen, situated on … Continue reading

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