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Tabsir Redux: The Last American, #1

Sat, 19/04/2014 - 12:12pm
There was a time when “Oriental Tales” were the rage of the age. Montesquieu penned Lettres Persanes in 1721 and Oliver Goldsmith followed up several decades later with The Citizen ...
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Mormons in Marib

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:24am
N-H-M in Sabaean Not being a resident of Utah, I sometimes forget that there are people who take The Book of Mormon (the original and not the Broadway play) seriously. There is a passage in 1 ...
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Postcards from old Aden #13

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:42pm
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with views of Sheikh Othman. to be continued… for #12, click here.
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Bringing Muslims back to science

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:17am
Bringing Muslims back to science Is Muslim religious discourse on scientific matters killing the scientific aspirations of the religious? By Mohamed Ghilan, Al Jazeera, April 11, 2014 The most ...
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Gender Issues in the New Yemen

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:19pm
By Samira Ali BinDaair, Sanaa When it comes to women and gender in Yemen, I see the discussions inevitably alternating between what is happening in politics and then back again to the same old ...
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Creating and Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Arab World

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:25am
Illegal excavations and military use have recently endangered Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: UNESCO/Ron von Oers by Shatha Almutawa, American Historical Association, April ...
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Ibb the Beautiful

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 3:48pm
اب الخضراء؛ عبقرية المزارع اليمني وحكمته في أبهى صورها
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The Rarely-Seen Lives of Palestinians

Sun, 13/04/2014 - 9:05am
Bodybuilders in Gaza show off the results of their work. The Rarely-Seen Lives of Palestinians Photographed by Tanya Habjouqa by Shawn Saleme, Visual News, April 8, 2014 [Check out the ...
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Milking the Marathon: Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Brandeis Speech

Sat, 12/04/2014 - 6:58am
by Setareh Sabety, Huffington Post, April 11, 2014 When my son, a senior at Brandeis University, forwarded me the news of the controversy surrounding the decision to grant an honorary degree to ...
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Postcards from old Aden #12

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:24am
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with more views of camels and a bullock in Aden. to be continued… for #11, click ...
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Aden in 2005

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:32am
A Youtube video on Aden in 2005: A video of interest mainly to people who once lived in Aden. Landing at Aden airport (footage taken from within aircraft), Khormaksar, Crater (tanks, commercial ...
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A date in the Hadramawt

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 2:21pm
Here is a fascinating video on various types of dates and their use in the Hadramawt.
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Sanaa vs. Dodge city

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 4:22pm
So if you were to pick the ten most dangerous cities in the world, what city in the Middle East do you think would be near the top of the list? Mogadishu, by the way, is number 7 and Peshawar, ...
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Postcards from old Aden #11

Sun, 06/04/2014 - 2:20pm
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with views of the camel caravans that came to Aden. to be continued… for #10, ...
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Give us this day our daily qat

Sat, 05/04/2014 - 2:20pm
Only in Yemen would protesters come out in droves with cheeks bulging with qat. The image above is a close-up of a much larger photo published in AlMonitor and entitled “Supporters of the ...
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Postcards from old Aden #10

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:19pm
There are many postcards on the Internet from old Aden under British control. This continues the series with views of Aden’s famous Tanks. to be continued… for #9, click here.
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المخطوطات اليمنية إرث حضاري أصيل يزين مكتبات العالم

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 1:11pm
More than 10,000 Yemeni manuscripts have disappeared over the last 10 years, many of them destroyed by extremists opposed to Zaydi-Shiism and its intellectual heritage. السبت, ...
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A baboon in love…

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:50pm
من غرائب الطبيعة .. قرد يقع في حب دجاج الإثنين, 27-يناير-2014 حضرموت نيوز - اليمن متابعات وقع قرد في غرام دجاجة من النظرة الأولى، حين شاهدها في سوق محلية بجزيرة جاوا الإندونسية، بينما كان برفقة ...
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Against the Drones

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:25pm
YEMENIS AFFECTED BY U.S. DRONE STRIKES TO LAUNCH VICTIMS’ UNION by Amel Ahmed, Al Jazeera, March 31, 2014 Friends and family members of victims of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen are launching a ...
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Does the Koran allow wife-beating? Not if Muslims don’t want it to

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 1:04pm
by Ayesha Chaudhry, The Globe and Mail, March 27, 2014 Muslims have a problem with domestic violence. Let me be clear – most think it’s a terrible thing. But the troubling fact remains that it’s ...
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