1566, Section: Interview
Published on 22 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Interview
Mikiko Tanaka was excited about coming to Yemen well before she was appointed as the United Nations Development Program’s country director, and it was not just because of the Arab Spring—the event that drew the attention of the entire world. Before starting her assignment in Yemen in December 2013, Tanaka had been working for the UNDP in Timor-Leste, where she says there are many people of Yemeni descent. Mari Al-Katiri, who was the first prime minister after independence in Timor-Leste, has Yemeni roots.
Published on 15 April 2014 by Ali Abulohoom in Interview
The continued instability in Yemen has seriously affected an already fraught health situation. In a country grappling with multiple health crises, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been working for over 60 years to provide technical assistance for public health, strengthen health services and help fight epidemic diseases.
Published on 18 March 2014 by Mohammed Al-Hassani in Interview
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Feb. 26, 2013, stipulating the formation of a committee to blacklist and impose sanctions on those attempting to derail the political transition in Yemen.
Published on 11 March 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in Interview
Elias Kassis is Managing Director of Total E & P Yemen and Chief Representative of Total Group in Yemen. Kassis started his work in Yemen on September 1, 2013. Before coming to Yemen, he worked as Managing Director of Total E&P Malaysia and Total E&P Iraq. Earlier, he worked as Vice President of Total’s Middle East Division and Vice President in the Americas Division.
Published on 4 March 2014 by Mohammed Al-Hassani in Interview
The transitional period and President Hadi’s term should have ended by now, according to the Gulf Initiative. But is Yemen making progress along the right path? What are the expected scenarios for the upcoming phase? What are the possible opportunities to overcome the problems currently faced by President Hadi and his government?
In an interview with the Yemen Times, Loai Abass Ghaleb, a journalist and political activist, discussed the transition and what is up next for Yemen.
Published on 2 March 2014 by Rawan Shaif in Interview
The importance of film within our society is one that is often neglected. Whether due to social or political implications, we have come to turn a blind eye to a modest medium in which stories are lived through experience and not just simply told. However, as of late, creativity has bloomed. Yemen has begun to endeavor in a story of its own, with its youth of writers, photographers, designers and filmmakers liberating the arts.
Published on 20 February 2014 by Mohammed Al-Hasani in Interview
Yemenis nationwide last week celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the Feb. 11, 2011 youth revolution. Some youth think that the revolution was a success and that it has created an atmosphere of optimism. Others say that the revolution has not ended—that none of its aims have been achieved.
Published on 18 February 2014 by Mohammed Al-Hassani in Interview
Their status in society is reflected in the name they have chosen to go by, the Muhamasheen, or the Marginalized. In an interview with the Yemen Times, Yahia Al-Sulaihi speaks about the stereotypes about the Muhamasheen and political prospects for rights and integration for the community. “Unfortunately, although we are a part of Yemeni society, we did not have any representation at the NDC,” Al-Sulaihi said.
Published on 13 February 2014 by Samar Qaed in Interview
Bushra Al-Maqtari, a leading revolutionary figure from Taiz’s Freedom Square, was one of those who first took to the streets in protest against the regime of former president Ali Abdulla Saleh.
Published on 6 February 2014 by Mohammed Al-Hassani in Interview
In an interview with the Yemen Times, Ali Al-Bukhaiti—spokesperson for the political wing of the Houthis, Ansar Allah, discusses the assassination of Dr. Ahmed Sharaf Al-Deen and denies that his party had any involvement.