Qat-chewing is considered a national pastime in Yemen as more than half of the adult male population and one-fourth of the adult female population consume it regularly.
The free-zone model should be given equal consideration by the new governments as they forge important new ties.
As climate change affects weather patterns across the globe, and political tensions flare up, food security will become one of the most pressing issues for the world's leaders to deal with.
Having discernment for the roles he takes on certainly helps, but the way McGregor fully embodies the characters he plays is not only enjoyable to watch but downright rare.
At first glance, the new president of Yemen doesn't seem too different from his predecessor, having spent the past 17 years of his life answering to the beck and call of Ali Abdullah Saleh.
US, EU, Gulf Should Reject Immunity for Saleh, Aides (New York) – Yemeni security forces stormed and shelled hospitals, evicted patients at gunp...
The only places capable of pushing for change, they believe, are Cairo, Riyadh, New York and Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wants to keep it that way, making sure that neither the Turks nor the Americans get a real say in how Syria develops in the months ahead.
The optimism generated by the Arab spring is now giving way to anxieties about where these changes are taking Arab societies. The idealism of the you...
Yemen is not like other countries who have been part of the Arab Spring -- it is has very few resources, very little oil, very low levels of literacy and education.
Confirmation Sunday evening that US armed forces are engaged militarily without prior congressional approval requires some Member of Congress, any Member of Congress, to demand an immediate full-scale congressional inquiry.
The statistics for maternal mortality have improved by 34 percent. That means a woman is no longer dying every minute, but one woman is still dying every minute and a half.
Next year will be a difficult one. It is then a dangerous year after the change, unless the powers of modernity and enlightenment change course and surprise us with feats that would restore our hope in the Arab awakening.
If the most important legacy of 1848 was the rise nationalism in Europe, the insurgencies of 2011 could start igniting similar pressures in the Middle East and even in Europe in 2012 as disillusionment with the promise of change starts setting in.
When citizens are silenced, fraud and corruption from the financial sector to building safety, go unchecked with disastrous consequences for economy and society. This year the world has been rocked by a Tunisian fruit seller who refused to let his voice go unheard.
Let this be the year in which we elect leaders who are interested not in gridlock, but in governing; interested not in exercising vicious imperialism, but in lending a voice to the Shia of Bahrain and the women of Yemen.
To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.