Yemen

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Yemen’s Unending Agony

The people of Yemen are in desperate straits.  The vicious conflict that has engulfed the nation has led to the worst humanitarian crisis in today’s world.  At this moment the vast majority of Yemenis – four out of every five, or more than 24…

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Yemen and the Pope

For once the description “historic” was no exaggeration when, on 3 February 2019, Pope Francis I stepped foot on the Arabian peninsula.  This was the first time, since the establishment of the Muslim faith fourteen centuries ago, that a pontiff…

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Inevitable Partition in Yemen?

Yemen has further split with Aden under the control of southern separatist movements. Fighting broke out after the government ignored a separatist demand for the Prime Minister and his cabinet to be dismissed. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr was widely blamed…