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How the wars of MENA are hitting growth and jobs
Jul07

How the wars of MENA are hitting growth and jobs

Ongoing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa region “is costing” Arab economies around $1 trillion, Thomson Reuters quoted in Alzawya said 7 July 2015. “Arab economies have lost more than US$ 1 trillion since Islamic State declared its caliphate in Iraq and Syria a year ago, with the Sunni Muslim militant group managing in that time to take control of a third of Iraq and more than half of all Syrian...

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Yemen probe shows Saudi coalition has killed ‘scores’ of civilians
Jul02

Yemen probe shows Saudi coalition has killed ‘scores’ of civilians

So, the word is out but is anyone going to do anything about it? Advocacy group Amnesty International says its findings show Saudi Arabia-led forces killed scores of civilians with powerful bombs. Apparently this isn’t news in Europe, well, not the right sort anyway, or there’d be bigger headlines at least in the broadsheets. There has been little European or western response to the killings, certainly not a single one...

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Brotherly bombing: Children among victims of carnage in Yemen
May08

Brotherly bombing: Children among victims of carnage in Yemen

Eyewitness testimony gathered by Amnesty International in the aftermath of recent airstrikes in Yemeni capital Sana’a points to a repeated failure by the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths in Yemen, the international advocacy group said (8 May 2015). The United Nations condemned the Saudi-led attacks, which targeted schools and hospitals, CNN reported. In the early hours of 1...

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Nour Festival ’14: Ambassador Al-Radhi’s speech
Oct21

Nour Festival ’14: Ambassador Al-Radhi’s speech

Yemen is the lead sponsor of this year’s Nour Festival. In an address at the opening night at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on 20 October 2014, Ambassador Abdulla Ali Mohamed Al-Radhi said: It is a pleasure and an honour to be sharing Yemen’s culture with you on the opening night for Nour 2014. Nour festival has been doing a wonderful job of celebrating the varied and multi-layered cultures of the Middle East and North...

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