Human Rights

As teachers get paid, learning returns to bombed-out Yemen school

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:21

Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms.

WHO: 24.4 million in Yemen need humanitarian assistance

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday that 24.4 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance, 80 per cent of the country’s 28-million-strong population.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to child soldiers.

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 22:48

According to a bombshell investigation from the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick, the Saudis are dipping into their deep pockets to bankroll a militia of Sudanese fighters — many of them children

On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen: Child Soldiers From Darfur.

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 22:56

The civil war in Darfur robbed Hager Shomo Ahmed of almost any hope. Raiders had stolen his family’s cattle, and a dozen years of bloodshed had left his parents destitute.

Yemen crisis isn't over: War-torn nation remains on the precipice of a large-scale famine.

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 20:08

On Dec. 14, Martin Griffiths — the UN Special Envoy for Yemen — briefed the UN Security Council about the talks that had just concluded in Sweden the previous day.

Children as young as 10 fight, kill and die in Yemen's war.

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 19:17

The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed's wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him.

A get well card for Yemen

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 20:50

The U.S. Senate this week passed two resolutions dealing with Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

New Zealand humanitarian assistance for Yemen

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 22:59

New Zealand is providing a further $3 million in humanitarian funding to Yemen.

Yemen crisis: 85,000 children 'dead from malnutrition'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:04

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have starved to death in Yemen in the last three-and-a-half years as a result of the civil war there, according to Save the Children.

Coffee and coffeehouses among the Ottomans

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 12:09

The story of coffee drinking is a curious matter. The beverage can be dated to around 800 B.C.

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