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War Rant War Rant- Part 2: War Awakens Burried Prejudices

After a year and a half of being inactive or semi-active on social media, mainly due to a phase of reflection and depression, I began to tweet from time to time after the start of the war. While some of my views my had shifted a bit, the core remained the same. I continued to… Continue reading War Rant War Rant- Part 2: War Awakens Burried Prejudices

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Living is Resisting

As war continues to ravage Yemen, mainstream media focuses mostly on the political leaders, and often neglects the majority of the people or the looming catastrophic humanitarian crisis.  Information is provided about the war without a human context.  Victims are introduced as numbers without souls.  It is as if the people don't exist, as if… Continue reading Living is Resisting

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Time for Hadi to move beyond managing power struggles

With the support of the international community, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi came to power in Yemen as the consensus candidate – when the opposition coalition and the former ruling party signed an agreement on political transition put forward by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). After months of turmoil, the agreement ended the 33-year rule of… Continue reading Time for Hadi to move beyond managing power struggles

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Yemen’s ‘Muwaladeen’: The struggle for equal citizenship-

A Yemeni activist and I were talking while walking in downtown Sana'a one hot morning. An old man kept turning back to look at us and eventually asked him with curiosity: "where are you from?" my colleague simply responded with a smile. "Ethiopia, Somalia?" asked the old man. Anyone who has navigated the streets of… Continue reading Yemen’s ‘Muwaladeen’: The struggle for equal citizenship-

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Yemeni Delegation Arrives in the U.S. to Train on Dialogue Process

WASHINGTON:  A U.N. Special Envoy arrived in Washington today to help a country on the brink of chaos.  The delegation, composed of Special Adviser to Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, along with Yemeni experts and tribal leaders, will share their knowledge on dialogue and conflict resolution. “Given our ongoing support to Yemen, we believe it’s… Continue reading Yemeni Delegation Arrives in the U.S. to Train on Dialogue Process