Welcome to another week of news!
Here are some of the events and stories that have happened over the past week. [Trigger warnings for rape and violence.]
President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday had its fair share of highlights, and we’ve also got updates on the situation in Yemen, a found Mars lander, and much more. It’s time for Friday News Bites…
Oh honey pot, doodle face, little poodles and cats. Welcome back.
The world is a terrible place. That’s why Shark Week exists. To remind us that there are awesome things out in the world. But let’s look at the not-so-awesome stuff first.
Newwwwws! The last week has been tough for me in terms of “the world is awful,” so my goal for this week is to find the silver lining.
This week in International Women’s Issues, I’m focusing on Yemen. Why? Because, time and time again, Yemen holds the title of The Worst Place in the World To Live if You are a Woman. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this ignoble distinction, which I will examine. There are also, happily, a […]
Three women, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Libya and Tawakaul Karman of Yemen, are splitting the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Yemen, one of the more surprising countries to come out of the region’s revolutionary momentum, is back in the news. In recent weeks there’s been a sort of stalemate between President Saleh and the Yemeni people.
Yemen has proved to be one of the biggest surprises since these Middle Eastern revolutions began. It has long been overlooked as a dusty, conservative backwater. In terms of other Gulf states, it has neither the wealth of Saudi Arabia or the prestige of the UAE.
When we last left off with Yemen, large factions of the military and numerous tribal leaders were dissenting from President Saleh. The protesters at University Square, who had been indiscriminately shot at just days before, were singing, dancing, and handing out roses to the troops that came to protect them.
It’s hard to pinpoint the decisive moment when a burgeoning revolution goes from “possibility” to “inevitable.” However, if we look at Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya we see that it was in the moments that the army decided not to attack its fellow citizens that the tides really began to turn. Today, in Yemen, something equally […]
I was lucky enough to have spent my last two years in high school in a very special international program that drew students from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds and economic standings, not just the upper-middle class expatriates that you usually find in international schools overseas. One of my best friends is a […]
Many around the globe are wondering what is going on in the Middle East. There is a plethora of information, coming in from all sides, and there’s little way to make heads or tails of it. Who is Mubarak? Is Yemen involved? What’s the Jasmine Revolution? Well, fear not gentle reader, as I will guide […]