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Make coffee not war: Brewing up peace in Yemen

17 December, 2015

Feature: Despite the fierce war devastating Yemen, activists have not lost faith in the power of coffee beans, one of Yemen’s oldest exports, symbolising its past and, hopefully, its future.

Yemen: Sanaa prepares for decisive battle

26 August, 2015

The Yemeni capital is preparing for a potentially decisive battle in the coming days as Houthi rebels bolster defences while Saudi-led coalition urges fighters to defect.

Smoking rate soars as Yemen war drags on

10 June, 2015

Shops and manufacturers report 50 percent rise in consumption since war began in March, despite prices doubling due to profiteering.

Yemenis ridicule million-dollar man Saleh

11 May, 2015

Analysis: Former president promises $1m to help countrymen stranded abroad. Activists say that is a tiny fraction of the billions he allegedly stole while in office.

Houthis 'took' $107 million from Yemen bank

29 April, 2015

A source at the Central Bank of Yemen tells al-Araby that that Houthi gunmen took millions of US dollars from the bank to aid the 'war effort'.

Yemen's aid exodus

23 March, 2015

Analysis: Aid agencies and investment projects aimed at tackling rampant poverty in Yemen are exiting the country as the security situation deteriorates.

Qat trumps coffee in Yemen

15 March, 2015

Feature: Yemen’s world famous coffee is losing ground to Qat, a quicker, easier and cheaper crop to grow, with guaranteed profits.

Houthis sign huge finance deal with Iran

12 March, 2015

Analysis: The agreement covers a range of areas and was announced in the name of the Yemeni Republic by a Houthi spokesperson.

Sanaa's street children given chance to learn

27 February, 2015

Charity workers turn bus into "mobile school" in the Yemeni capital to give hope of a proper education to thousands of street children with no access to learning.

Could Yemen become the next base for pirates?

16 February, 2015

Feature: Following an almost complete disruption of piracy activities from Somalia, the instability in Yemen is sparking fears that the country could become a new home for the sea-faring bandits.

The battle to recover Yemen's lost billions

28 January, 2015

Political turmoil has brought efforts to recover funds misappropriated by the former regime to a halt, but many in Yemen still hope they might see some of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's estimated multi-billion dollar fortune.

Sanaa is closed for business

20 January, 2015

Renewed violence between Houthi and government forces has shut the capital and sent Yemen spinning nearer to economic meltdown, with no end in sight.

Farouq al-Kamali
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