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First flight from Yemen’s Sanaa carrying Hajj pilgrims arrives in Saudi Arabia

First flight from Yemen’s Sanaa carrying Hajj pilgrims arrives in Saudi Arabia

The first flight from Yemen’s Sanaa carrying over 200 Hajj pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday.…

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Yemen... the UN envoy renews his commitment to continue efforts to renew the truce

Yemen... the UN envoy renews his commitment to continue efforts to renew the truce

The office of the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said that the latter met officials in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Saudi ambassador to Ye…

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Southern Yemeni forces sent to drive Houthis from oil-rich Shabwa province

Southern Yemeni forces sent to drive Houthis from oil-rich Shabwa province

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has sent hundreds of fighters to the oil-rich, south-eastern province of Shabwa to retake three districts that fel…

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Yemen's Socotra, isolated island at strategic crossroads

Yemen's Socotra, isolated island at strategic crossroads

Only goats seeking shade now use the long-abandoned lines of Soviet-era T-34 tanks, but the rusting relics point to the strategic value that Yemen'…

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UNESCO and its Partners Save 78 Historic Buildings from Collapse in Yemen

UNESCO and its Partners Save 78 Historic Buildings from Collapse in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen, presently in its sixth year, has caused long-term economic decline, high unemployment, and a rise in poverty among Yemeni ho…

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UNESCO Produces Urban Rehabilitation Guidelines for Yemeni World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Produces Urban Rehabilitation Guidelines for Yemeni World Heritage Sites

As part of its EU-funded project “Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihoods Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen”, UNESCO produced urban rehabilitatio…

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Yemen’s ancient ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse

Yemen’s ancient ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse

Dubbed the “Manhattan of the desert” for its centuries-old skyscrapers, Yemen’s ancient city of Shibam escaped damage in the civil war — but faces…

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Yemen's Seiyun Palace, one of the world's largest mud-brick structures, has become the war-torn country's latest heritage site facing the risk of c…

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Yemeni cultural minister calls for protection of ancient archaeological sites

Yemeni cultural minister calls for protection of ancient archaeological sites

Yemen’s Minister of Culture, Marwan Dammaj, stressed the importance of taking necessary measures to prevent attacks on ancient archaeological sites…

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen’s newly restored museum

Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen’s newly restored museum

Heavy rains have triggered the collapse of parts of the newly restored National Museum in Yemen’s third city Taiz, in the latest loss to the countr…

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Discover the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen

Discover the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen

You will often hear about Yemen on television, but for all the wrong reasons. The country has been constantly in the news since it plunge…

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Yemen’s warring sides blamed for destruction of heritage during heavy rainfall

Yemen’s warring sides blamed for destruction of heritage during heavy rainfall

Yemen is trying to save its cultural heritage by appealing to UNESCO and the international community, after many of its historic cities have starte…

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Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa

Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa

The General Organisation for the Preservation of Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY) on Monday appealed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific…

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Yemen's 'Manhattan of the desert' damaged by flooding, say officials

Yemen's 'Manhattan of the desert' damaged by flooding, say officials

Officials called for urgent action after the historic mud-skyscraper city of Shibam in southern Yemen was damaged by torrential rains last week.…

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International plea to save storm-hit Yemeni mud city from collapse

International plea to save storm-hit Yemeni mud city from collapse

Authorities in southeastern Yemen have called for international help to save the historic mud-skyscraper city of Shibam from collapse after heavy r…

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STC troops gain full control over Yemen's Socotra island

STC troops gain full control over Yemen's Socotra island

 Troops of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Saturday tightened their grip on the strategic Yemeni island of Socotra after expelling…

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Yemen calls on US to ban sale of its artefacts

Yemen calls on US to ban sale of its artefacts

Yemen’s government has asked Washington to prevent the sale of Yemeni antiquities and artifacts in America, Saba News Agencyreported yesterday. Min…

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'Manhattan of the desert': civil war puts Yemen's ancient skyscrapers at risk

'Manhattan of the desert': civil war puts Yemen's ancient skyscrapers at risk

by : Bethan McKernan in Shibam, Yemen On the edge of the vast Empty Quarter desert that dominates the Arabian peninsula, white and brown…

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THE SOUNDS OF YEMEN

THE SOUNDS OF YEMEN

Three years after their first album, the Haim girls of A-Wa are back. The Barby club in Tel Aviv was packed – sold out, actually. …

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Yemen’s strategic Hajour district: A forgotten battlefront

Yemen’s strategic Hajour district: A forgotten battlefront

While the UN envoy to Yemen, along with members of the international community, were in Stockholm celebrating the signing of the peace agreement be…

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