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Arrival of Yemenite asylum seekers in Korea           (Continued from part.1) Most Koreans did not feel that the refugee problems in Europe, including refugees following the Syrian civil war and Muslim radicalism, were related to them. But this situation has changed in 2018, after Korean mass media...
Prologue Unlike Europe, nations of the East Asian region consist of a single people. Some people call these races, but the definition of a race is very problematic and thus it is better to speak of peoples and cultures. Like Europe, Asia also contains extreme racists who emphasize that their...
Background: Hans Koolstra and his family were kidnapped in Yemen in 1999. He tells the Dutch radio program ‘Tijdsein’ about the release of his family. The exact date of the interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview of Cornelis Hulsman with Dr. Truus Wierdsma. For more...
Background: Truus Wierdsma, a Dutch medical doctor who lives and works with other Christian medical staff in a government hospital in Ṣaʿada, northern Yemen, speaks about the kidnapping of the Koolstra family; father, mother and small children. Wierdsma knew the Koolstra family well since Hans...
Background: Hans Koolstra is telling Cornelis Hulsman about the release of his family, after being kidnapped by a tribe in Yemen. The exact date of the interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview of Cornelis Hulsman with Dr. Truus Wierdsma. For more information please refer to the...
Background: The Dutch Koolstra family has been released after being kidnapped in Yemen in 1999. Cornelis Hulsman interviews the family for the first time after their release by phone. The exact date of the telephone interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview with Truus Wierdsma....
Background:  This is part II of the two interviews with Yemeni ministers following a wave of kidnappings of foreigners in Yemen including the Dutch Koolstra family. For more information, please refer to the preceding tape Minister of InformationʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Aqwā on kidnappings of foreigners in...
Background: In the midst of political instability and uncertainty in Yemen in 1999, a wave of kidnappings of foreigners by various Islamist groups occurred across the country, including the Dutch Koolstra family. Cornelis Hulsman met with the Minister of Information, member of the General People’s...
Background: Yemeni Minister of Tourism, Dr. ʿAbd al-Ṣarāfi and Yemeni officials accompanying him, speak about Western tourism to Yemen, investment opportunities and economy. He particularly addresses concerns over tourists’ safety in light of recent kidnappings, Yemeni agriculture, and the...
Sources: The government of Yemen is considering severing diplomatic relations with Iran Sources have revealed that the government of Yemen is considering severing diplomatic ties with Iran following attacks by students on the Yemeni Embassy in Tehran. This comes after Iran has expressed its...
The writer talks about the political role of Islamic groups in the Arab Muslim world in an attempt to answer the question: Is Arab democracy possible without Islamists?
The article addresses freedom of expression and press freedom in Yemeni law and internal security.
An old man has been killed and others injured in an explosion in the Shouhada mosque in Sanaa [Yemen]. Investigations revealed that the bomb was supposed to explode when the worshippers came out of the mosque, but it exploded later when a worshiper touched it. The reasons behind this massacre...
Al-Qā‘idah posts a statement on the Internet threatening to bomb oil installations and foreign, particularly American, projects in Yemen.
Ayman al-Hakīm traces the incident of takfīr a Yemeni poet after he published extremely controversial works.
The article deals with the shift in US policy from their rejection of dialogue with Islamists to their welcoming them in power, as a way to guarantee that American interests in the area remain intact.
A group of 14 al- Qā‘ida suspects have been handed down prison sentences, ranging from one and a half to seven years, on charges of planning attacks against U.S. targets in Yemen.
The US embassy approached the Yemeni Ministry of Information about a copy of a video or cassette tape of last Friday’s sermon, which had been aired by Sanaa television and included a denunciation of the US and its allies arrogance. The embassy pressured the Yemeni authorities to prevent preachers...
The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Salah stated some years ago to one of the Arab satellite channels that Abu Hamza Al-Masri is an agent for the British Intelligence Service. The author comments on the statement of the president and supports it by statements given by Abu Hamza himself
The article is a comment on the fatwa of Yemeni Sheikh Al-Zindani. The author believes that the fatwa should also be applied in the Arab-Islamic world, where youth have many problems, mainly economic, that does not help them to get married – which may cause them commit sin.

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