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Breaking News: The Swimming Dragons in Yemeni Waters
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-09-21 20:17:46 -0700 | arts-culture-news

Zheng He was a remarkable commander whose voyages of trade exploration and goodwill led to the exchange of knowledge and goods as far a field as Yemen and the East coast of Africa. As the “Admiral of the Western Seas”,...
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Breaking News: Historic City of Zabid in Yemen – A Journey
   
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al H̨udaydah :: Yemen | updated 2013-09-06 23:40:35 -0700 | arts-culture-news

Zabid is situated in the western lowlands of the al-Hudaydah region of Yemen, about ten miles from the Red Sea. Muhammad ibn Ziyad, an Abbasid emissary and the founder of the Yemenite Ziyadi dynasty in Yemen, built Zabid as a...
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Breaking News: Sufis and Scholars of the Sea – Book Review
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-08-07 12:15:30 -0700 | arts-culture-news

Indian Ocean had a profound influence on the lives of the people who lived on its shores. Fishermen, sailors, and merchants traveled its waters linking the world's earlier civilizations from Africa to East Asia in a complex web of relationship....
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Breaking News: Book From Barren Rocks to Living Stones – a Memoir of Aden by Jon Magee
   
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Aden :: Yemen | updated 2013-08-04 12:03:19 -0700 | arts-culture-news

Aden is a fetal universe, one which can only be visualized in feminine terms. After the volcanic mountain had spewed out its lava from the fury of the subterranean depths, after it had spread into the ocean – returning to...
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Breaking News: Fasting and Feasting in Sana`a
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-07-20 04:44:46 -0700 | arts-culture-news

This year the scared month of Ramadan feel in July. On this afternoon, the sun was made milder by thick clouds, and everywhere in Sana`a thousands people were talking to one another, their voice mingling in a tremendous hubbub. The...
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Breaking News: The Dream of Perpetual Motion - From Marib - the Sabean Capital to Carantania 1-5
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-05-24 08:42:35 -0700 | arts-culture-news

PAR ONE: GARDEN OF COSMOS I understand Yemen from position as syntheses and "dreams", as an oasis, in flow of world events. A similar position - that of "oasis" in world affairs, have Central Europe (Slovenia/Austria), Afghanistan. ..If the history...
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Breaking News: Once Upon a Revolution…. Poetry and Photos by Raghda Gamal from Yemen
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-02-07 06:59:21 -0800 | arts-culture-news

Yemeni history goes back to the very dawn of civilization. Yemen, however, was fully unified politically in 1990, into the Republic of Yemen. The 1990s saw important international and regional changes. Yemenis took advantage of them and on 22nd May...
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Breaking News: The Scent of Rain and Lighting
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-12-05 05:49:48 -0800 | arts-culture-news

Sana`a was born in September so as to die in November. Then again in May and on October. On first of January and second December. Do you know how this dead Sana`a died? And when it will live again. Like...
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Breaking News: Goldfish Amir - A Short Story
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-12-05 04:48:55 -0800 | arts-culture-news

What can I say about a goldfish that died. That it was my companion, confidant, a pillar of strength. Curious and immensity of tenderness. I am sitting here and thinking of the evenings we watched the TV, I in my...
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Breaking News: Tower of Dreams, Attar of Roses
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2014-01-06 01:49:08 -0800 | arts-culture-news

Summers in Sana’a are a season of dust. Bougainvillea are the only flower I care for and when I see them tumbled along the city fences and walls, fully exploded, nodding at the ground, hanging their heads but not yet...
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Breaking News: In the Land of Spices on Wednesday Night
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-12-05 06:09:59 -0800 | arts-culture-news

A city breaking loose from within. Cars, movement, people.... an uninterrupted motion of thoughts and ideas. Music rubbing into walls. Lights coming on, and later out on the street. Laughter and obscenities climbing from the throats. Lassos falling short of...
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Breaking News: From Red Sea All that Lives
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2014-01-06 03:16:51 -0800 | arts-culture-news

An Arab saying has it, tomorrow never comes. One has only today. Live for today. Tomorrow is tomorrow and God only knows what will bring. * Abdul Wahab Ahmed is above all soldier! A true picture from our childhood. Brave,...
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Breaking News: Two Seasons of Rain
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-12-23 06:11:29 -0800 | arts-culture-news

Before the beginning there was chaos. All sounds but none heard. All shapes but none seen. The winds and clouds, their voices the rolling thunder. Between lush hills and fertile plains, where flowers bloomed ten months every year. And two...
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Breaking News: I Remember Nothing
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-12-05 04:04:59 -0800 | arts-culture-news

I shall begin with the Creator of clouds, she begun to tell. I will speak about Him who formed the clouds and filled them with water. Added the rising of winds, the bringing of rains. And cold. About Him who...
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Breaking News: What News From Those Sands Whiter – Journey to the Yemeni Sands
   
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Sanaa :: Yemen | updated 2013-11-09 01:39:21 -0800 | arts-culture-news

Journey to the Yemeni Sands Yemeni eastern and southern governorates, AlJawf, Marib, Shabwa and Hadhramawt virtually surround the Sands, the AlRub AlKhali desert, or Empty Quarter, the great desert of Southern Arabia. There the Yemeni governorates fade into winds, draught...
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