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The Arab Spring Withers | Al-Qaeda Opportunism



Yemeni Protesters Teargas, Photo by Sadek Maktary

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 12:44 PM EDT, 13 September 2012 SANAA, Yemen – The coordinated murders of Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three other diplomats on the anniversary of 9/11 is troubling. It also alludes to an intelligent design behind the attack by well-armed, militarized marauders whom some suspect may be loosely […]

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National Geographic Live! : Too Young to Wed



Child Brides, Photo by Stephanie Sinclair

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:33 AM EDT, 10 July 2012 Many of the post that we feature deal with human rights abuses and in particular women’s rights abuses, as in the case of yesterday’s report of the Afghan woman who was executed. There is no justification for what happened to Najiba; however, to every […]

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Saleh Flees with Riches to Ethiopia


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Presidents Saleh, Hussein, and Mubarak, Photo by John Trainth

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:52 PM EDT, 27 February 2012 SANAA, Yemen – Exiled Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh is rumored to have made plans to live in exile in Ethiopia. News sources have already published photos of the ousted president standing with the Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi. Saleh and his family, according to […]

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Preteen Divorce in Yemen | Nujood Ali



Yemeni Women Protest Against Child Brides

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:33 PM EDT, 4 March 2010 UNITED STATES – Nujood Ali is a ten-year old Yemeni girl who secured a divorce from her husband, a man 20 years her senior who violently raped her soon after their marriage. She recounts in her memoir her father promising her to this man […]

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Burned Alive: Somalis Refugees’ Flight to Yemen



Smuggler Ship in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen

France24 International News produced a report titled “Yemen, the new Eldorado?” This report illuminates the life of refugees who survive the dangerous crossing of the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen. Those who survive the crossing are only welcomed if they are Somalian.  Under Yemeni law Somalis are granted rights of asylum, but Ethiopians if […]

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