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About two and a half months after the bombing of the American destroyer Cole, yesterday morning witnessed another two bombings. One in the Continental Hotel in Khour Maksar and one on a church in Al-Twahi city. No one was injured in the two bombings. Security bodies prosecuted some people living in...
Security in Sana’a continues interrogating a colonel at the Ministry of Interior who opened fire on worshipers at the Grand Mosque following Friday prayers claiming to be the savior of masses. A government official said he was suffering from psychological problems.
Through an interview with Yasser Al-Serri, one the most famous Egyptian extremists, now living in London, the writer exposed the opportunism of the extremists and their mercurial ability at tailoring the Halal and Haram [permitted and forbidden according to Islam] to suit their purposes. While...
Through interviewing Omar Bakri, the leader of Al-Muhagerin [immigrants] group, the author recounts how Adel Abdel Al-Mageed, an Egyptian lawyer who was involved with Usama Bin Laden, was arrested. He also discussed the reasons behind his trial.
One of the most beautiful and fascinating medieval Arab-Islamic folk romances is presented in English for the first time.
The Yemeni government executed Zein Al-Abedeen Al-Mihdar, leader of the Islamist extremist group the Abyan-Aden Islamist Army, in the capital Sana’a on 17 October. Three Britons and an Australian died in a pitched battle between members of the Islamist group and units of the Yemeni army who were...
This is the last part of the story of the Yemeni Jews. In this article we will talk about the Jews’ access to education, technical training and getting jobs.
When the law is silent and chaos is taking over in dealing with issues of opinion, talks about the freedom of press as an ideal career is nonsense. Therefore, we realize why many newspapers are blocked and closed forcibly without any previous warning. Some are brought to courts, others are...
West Sana’a court will take up the charge which was taken against the Alwahdawi newspaper because of the report written by one of its journalists.
We write to express our concern about reports that the authorities in the Republic of Yemen have yet again ordered the indefinite closure of the al-Shora newspaper. It is even more troubling that another newspaper, al-Haq, has also been closed under similar circumstances.
Followers and supporters of a Yemeni militant who was executed on Sunday for the kidnapping and killing of Western tourists in Yemen threatened to avenge his killing, but the Yemeni authorities dismissed these warnings as "hot air".
A car racing away from a police checkpoint in a hail of gunfire blew up with a huge explosion, killing seven people on Thursday in the central Yemen province of Ibb. Police said vehicle was apparently being used to smuggle dynamite.
The first day of Rajab is a memorable day for most of the Yemenis. On this day most Yemenis embraced Islam. This is celebrated by Sufi’s in the Al-Ganad Mosque. Their ceremonies are, however, strongly opposed by some religious leaders who call their form of worship a kind of heresy.
After a verdict was made to close Al-Haq newspaper. The Committee to Protect Journalists urged the President in writing to stop the closure orders of Al-Haq as well as Al-Shoura newspapers.
A few hundred Jews are left in Yemen. No one seems to know their exact number. No wonder. The last remaining Jews in Yemen are living in remote villages and small towns. Emigration of Jews has continued behind the scenes until at least 1995. The Jewish Agency tried to attract Yemeni Jews to go to...
The second article in this series can be found in last week’s RNSAW. This article discusses the traditions of Yemeni Jews and Yemeni Jews living abroad.
A Yemeni view on the history of the Jews in Yemen. One of the commonly held beliefs is that the Jews of Yemen are the oldest Jews ever. It is said that they were present in Yemen even before the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586 BC. The article also describes the life of the...
Yesterday, Sunday the 17th of October, official sources indicated that the execution of Abulhassan Al-Mihdar took place. This gives the conclusion that indeed, President Saleh had endorsed the sentence, and ordered the immediate execution of the terrorist leader.
The article discusses female genital mutilation among Yemeni females. There is a wide difference between the actual teaching of Islam and what is externally practiced in various Islamic states by Muslims who have at time mixed up customs, traditions and secularism with Islamic teachings.
The Yemeni literary tradition is very fertile and rich with different artistic figures who have substantially contributed to it throughout its multidimensional, long history. The Yemeni chants art has witnessed many classical chanters. The traditional chants were deep-seated in our literature and...

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