Archive for the ‘Yemen’ Category

Yemen Economy Collapses as Talks Fail to Restore Truce

Via Al Monitor, a report on Yemen’s increasingly distressed economy: Food shortages, power cuts and a collapsing currency are upending daily life in Yemen as peace talks make no headway in restoring a ceasefire that lapsed one year ago, around 50 NGOs said late Monday. “While economic challenges are rife across the country, rising inflation […]

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Yemen Speciality Coffee ‘Wave’ Sweeps War-Hit Capital

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the revitalization of Yemen’s coffee industry: Tucked amid shell-pocked buildings and roadside tributes to fallen fighters, a less obvious byproduct of wartime is spreading across Yemen’s capital: speciality coffee houses serving steaming cups of top-rated pour-over. The Arabian Peninsula’s most impoverished country, locked in an eight-year conflict between […]

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‘Economic Warfare’: Yemenis Struggle Despite Ease In Fighting

Via Al Monitor, a look at Yemen’s dire economic circumstances: At a livestock market in war-battered Yemen, goats and sheep meant to be slaughtered for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday are happily munching on hay, instead of leaving with a buyer. The market trader Eiad al-Alimi expected better business this year, following a lull in […]

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Getting Modern Internet to Yemen

Via The Wilson Center, commentary on the need to get modern internet to Yemen: Yemen has the worst internet access in the world. In 2023, Starlink agreed on a preliminary contract to provide satellite internet in Aden. Initial results were remarkable, but there is a long way before a full license is reached. I still […]

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Saudi Tries Rebuilding A ‘Destroyed’ Yemen

Via Al Monitor, a look at Saudi efforts to rebuild Yemen: The hospital in southern Yemen was decked out with roses and red carpet runners last week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in its cardiac wing, newly refurbished with Saudi funds. Many patients, however, had been cleared from the air-conditioned lobby and forced to wait for […]

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First Cargo Ship docks at Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Hodeidah Port

Via The Arab News, a report on the first commercial container ship to dock at the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hodeidah for the first time since at least 2016: A commercial ship, carrying 724 containers of various items, docked at Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah for the first time in seven years, the Iran-backed […]

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