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Abandoned Animals of Taiz

Yemen’s animals have few protectors. Some are even in danger of extinction. Some of the endangered Arabian leopards have begun to eat the corpses of their companions in order to survive. More by Nasser Al Sakkaf http://newsweekme.com/yemen-the-aband… Social Streams

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Yemen’s Warring Sides Swap 194 Prisoners in Taiz

RIYADH, June 18 – Houthi and pro-government forces exchanged nearly 200 prisoners in Taiz in central Yemen on Saturday, the largest such swap to take place in the embattled city since the beginning of a civil war last year, local sources said. The exchange of 118 Houthis and 76 pro-government fighters, will raise hopes that

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Yemen: The Kindness of Strangers

Yemen’s currency crisis makes the lessons of Ramadan all too real BY Nasser Al Sakkaf When Adel Mahmoud, 54, a teacher in Taiz province, went to buy commodities for Ramadan, he was shocked to find a huge increase in prices. Although it’s often the case that there is an increase in prices before the sacred month,

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Warring Yemen Sides Begin Truce, Warn Against Violations

By Mohammed Ghobari and Sylvia Westall CAIRO/DUBAI, April 11 – Rival sides in Yemen‘s year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it. The conflict between the Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia, and its Houthi

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Yemen: The Abandoned Animals of Taiz

Yemen’s animals have few protectors. Some are even in danger of extinction By Nasser Al Sakkaf THE citizens of Yemen’s Taiz city have been dealt many blows in recent months. Conflict, hunger, isolation and struggle dominate the city’s streets. But they are not the only ones affected by the conflict, which escalated in March 2015.

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President’s Troops Partially Break Siege of Yemen’s Third City

ADEN, March 12 – Troops loyal to Yemen’s president have captured the western entrance to the strategic city of Taiz, partially breaking a siege by Houthi fighters allied with Iran, medical and military sources said on Saturday. At least 48 people have been killed in heavy clashes in Yemen’s third biggest city, the medics and

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Yemen: Testing Times

Yemen’s war is taking its toll on love. But some couples are fighting back BY Charlene Rodrigues Turbulent waves along Yemen’s El Mandeb Strait were breaking the twilight calm on the Friday before St. Valentine’s Day. Imad Wajdi Anwar, 27, was about to surprise Ayat Husain Al Authali, 24 with an engagement ring, surrounded by

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Red Cross Delivers Medical Aid to Taiz in Yemen “Breakthrough”

GENEVA, Feb 14 – The Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tons of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded. Taiz has been one of the hardest-fought fronts in a war in which local militias and forces

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Yemen: Stairwell Lessons

Students are struggling to learn in the war-torn city of Taiz BY Nasser Al Sakkaf Schools in one of Yemen’s largest cities, Taiz, are not empty. But they are not filled with students, either. Those that have not been completely destroyed by the conflict are now makeshift camps or barracks for Houthi rebels or resistance

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Air Strike Reportedly Kills Yemeni Judge and Family

CAIRO, Jan 25 – A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed a Yemeni judge and seven members of his family in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, residents said, as an aid convoy delivered food to a besieged southern city for the first time in months. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been bombing the Iran-allied

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