Yemen: Unlawful Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Civilians — Human Rights Watch video

HumanRightsWatch   Published on 30 Jun 2015 Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have carried out airstrikes killing dozens of civilians in Saada City, in northern Yemen, since April 2015 in apparent violation of the laws of war. The coalition should investigate all alleged laws-of-war violations and provide compensation and other redress to civilian victims as appropriate….

‘A skewed view of Yemen’s plight’, Media reports on the Yemen conflict — Qantara de article by Charlotte Wiedemann|"Iranophobia" as a fixed component of the media

***** Read article in Deutsch: Jemenkonflikt in den Medien, Riads seltsame Freunde ***** In this opinion piece, Charlotte Wiedemann criticises the fact that many media reports about the current Yemen conflict are ill-informed, tendentious and overlook the West’s responsibility for the escalation of the conflict In 2011 and 2012, the supporters of the Yemeni revolution…

“Social work at Coffee houses Mideast” — Article by Caroline Stoneon on Saudi Aramco World about drinking coffee in middle east during 16th-century

Coffee, native to Ethiopia, was probably drunk there long before there were written records of it, both as a tea-like drink, al-qahwa al-qishriya, made from the husks of the coffee bean, and as brewed coffee made from the beans themselves, called al-qahwa al-bunniya. The beans were also often simply chewed. But the 16th-century jurist al-Jaziri…

”Your Language Is My Language”: Ravid Kahalani’s Yemen Blues – Qantara de article on richness of Jewish and Arab-Muslim music

Ravid Kahalani is Israeli, but his family originally hails from Yemen. He and his group, Yemen Blues, explore the richness of Jewish and Arab-Muslim music, transcending national, ethnic and religious boundaries in the process. Lewis Gropp reports “Yemenite Jews have been living in Yemen since anyone can remember,” says Ravid Kahalani, singer and founder of…

Yemen: The Amazing Life March Arrives in Sanaa – Global Voices org

Yemen’s revolutionaries are not deterred nor did they give up on their demands despite the signing of the strongly rejected Gulf Cooperation Council’s initiative proposed in April and finally signed by Saleh on November 23rd, providing a so called mechanism for him to “relinquish” power. They went out on a 264km march on foot from…

Three women’s rights activists share Nobel Peace Prize – CNN News

(L-R) Yemen’s Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and activist Leymah Gbowee CNN) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, activist Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and rights activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen share this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday. Read more and watch videos at CNN com…

“Birds Began It All” – By Barnaby Rogerson, UK at Simerg com

“Birds Began It All” Journal Notes on Islam in Ethiopia By Barnaby Rogerson, UK “snip” It was a bird that began it all. King Solomon was on his throne reviewing his human army, the battalions of Jinn and the winds that were also under his command. He also had the power to understand the language of…

"The United States Is Not Qualified to Intervene on Behalf of Democracy in the Region": Al-Jazeera Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor – Jadaliyya Reports

[Image from Al-Jazeera Interview with Bassam Haddad] This interview was conducted with Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Bassam Haddad, on the role of the United States in Syria. After five months of continuous suppression of protests in Syria, resulting in nearly 2000 deaths and more than 15,000 arrests, the Syrian regime is facing growing regional and international pressures…