Haunting dragon trees from Yemen bleed when cut

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If I were in charge of promoting tourism in Yemen, I’d be using the native dragon tree, or Socotra tree, as my mascot. The largest island of Yemen is also called Socotra and it comprises about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago.

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Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

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If you have lost faith in earth architecture, take note: Yemen’s Manhattan of the desert boasts 400 habitable clay towers! Yemen has a UNESCO World Heritage Site secret , but it’s not so well-kept anymore.

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8 types of delicious raw honey from Yemen

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Terrorists probably come to mind long before honey when people think of Yemen , but the raw Yemeni honey Balqees had for sale at the recent Masdar Festival was far and away the yummiest honey I ever put in my mouth.

Millions Go Hungry In Syria, Libya and Yemen

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Humanitarian crises erupt in Libya, Yemen and Syria as the populations revolt against their oppressive leaders. From the very start, the price of food has played an important role in the emerging Arab Spring which has swept across Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria , Jordan , Yemen, Syria and Libya.

Yemen: More Than Its Current Events (PHOTOS)

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Spectacular images of the Republic of Yemen have captured its vibrant and unique culture, pristine wilderness, and well-preserved antiquities, but don’t get too excited about traveling there soon. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East.

Obama must quit Yemen or risk Genocide under Trump.

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10-Year-Old Divorcée Reminds Us that Female Oppression Is Here & Now.

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Thula Fort Restoration in Yemen Nominated for 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award

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To the outside world, Yemen is an obscure distant land where Al Qaeda terrorists hang out and men sit around chewing khat , but to its own residents and others familiar with the Middle East, the land harbors a treasure trove of historic artefacts (and so much more).

Yemen Running Dry As Water Shortage Reaches Extreme Levels in Africa and the Middle East

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However, the scale of the problem and the need for urgent international coordination to secure this basic commodity is becoming more urgent today as stories and pictures from Yemen warn of an inevitable social collapse in the middle of political uncertainty.

(Exclusive Interview) Iraqi Mud Architect Talks Sustainability and Corruption in the Middle East

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Award-winning architect Salma Samar Damluji speaks to GreenProphet about her mud architecture work in Yemen and why she hates Dubai. One country that Damluji believes has been able to hold back the mass commercialisation of architecture is Yemen.

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Kuwaiti Gaydar Test to Ban Gays Entry to Arab Countries?

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It is illegal to be gay in 78 countries around the world, but in five countries –– three of which are in the Middle East (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen) –– it is punishable by death. Cities eco-travel Kuwait Morocco Saudi Arabia travelling Yemen

Khat Addiction Threatens Yemen’s Future

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Abdulmalik, a 13-year-old boy from Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, started chewing khat leaves at the age of seven. “My In patriarchal Yemen, the ritual was restricted to the province of men for millennia. Yemen’s Economic and Environmental Problems Blamed on Khat.

Middle East Destination Tops Ethical Tourism Sales

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She also emphasised that as well as the Egyptian and Turkish destinations which appeared in its top ten, ResponsibleTravel.com sells tours and accommodation in a range of other Middle Eastern countries including Yemen, Palestine, Oman, Iran and Syria.

Arab Spring Female Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Tawakul Karman, the 32-year-old mother of three who formed the group Women Journalist Without Chains in 2005, dedicated her prize to the women of Yemen fighting against tribalism and oppression. For more on Yemen see: Water & The Middle East At A Glance (Infographic).

Middle East Illusions Change Reality

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Yemen paints over a painful past. Yemen is one of the poorest Arab countries, with a young, rapidly growing population and soaring unemployment. Following Tunisia’s 2011 revolution and simultaneous with Egypt’s uprising, Yemen’s protests targeted economic conditions and corruption before escalating to demands for governmental reform. Architecture & Urban Germany graffitti Israel Palestinian Authority peaceful protest street art Yemen

Yemen’s Children Addicted to Khat are Skipping School

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Khat addiction in Yemen has reached epic proportions and not only among adults. Whereas drinking khat juice is the new hip thing to do in Tel Aviv, in Yemen the epidemic has more serious consequences among the youth. Khalid al-Karimi is a translator and reporter for The Yemen Times.

Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

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Baish Beach is a stretch of sand in the Farasan Islands, located 50 km off the Saudi port city of Jazan, near Yemen and Eritrea. Jazan is the second smallest region of Saudi Arabia, running 300 km along the southern Red Sea coast, just north of Yemen.

Canada Cuts UNESCO Funds Based on US Law

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If existing members don’t cough up about $70 million USD, trees like this one in Yemen could be under threat. Image of Socotra dragon tree in Yemen via wikipedia. Voluntary funding to support nature and ancient cities is thinned even more as Canada cuts its funding to UNESCO.

Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

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Such trade “resilience” is also largely unaffordable in a place like Yemen – the region’s poorest country, which has 25 million people in an extremely water scarce (and hence food scarce) environment. Water scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians.

This is How to Constrain Trump’s Aggression.

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This is the Most Dangerous Year since 1941.

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Futuristic dome collectors collect dew for drinking water and crops

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Arid countries like Yemen are already using low tech watercones to funnel sea water to drinking water. Yemen funnels seawater to drinking water with the low tech watercone. Harvesting water from the air is not a new idea.

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10 Inventions to Save Earth’s Water

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With drought looming in California, but in many regions of the world include Yemen, Green Prophet honors this year’s Earth Day by digging into the archives so you can share 10 ways to collect and save fresh, potable water.

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Drone Wars Exposed: Secret Documents Reveal the Stark Reality of Drone Warfare.

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Obvious Rainwater-Harvester Idea Wins Phillips Livable Cities Award

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Yemen has the dubious distinction of being the first country that is expected to entirely run out of water , as the globe heats up. Yemen’s average annual precipitation varies greatly, with both droughts and floods common.

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Could new rules finally curb shark finning in the UAE?

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The United Arab Emirates has passed resolution 500 in an effort to curb shark finning and protect endangered species. Currently a hub for the shark trade , the UAE will implement the new laws on September 1, 2014.

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The World’s Coolest Beekeeper’s Helper is a Donkey in Brazil

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After all, donkeys are essential to thousands of residents from Morocco to Yemen, and beekeepers from Lebanon to Turkey who keep vulnerable bee populations from descending into total collapse might benefit from this inspiring tale in the semi-desert region of Caatinga, Brazil.

13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

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The report developed by the center maps out the renewable energy future of its 13 member countries and states, including the nations of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine (not yet a nation), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Yemen plans to have 28.2%

Burkina Faso’s painted earth homes in a royal village

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Related: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ and 400 habitable clay towers. Until the girls were abducted, I didn’t know much about Burkina Faso.

The rise of telecom companies (and entrepreneurs) in the Middle East

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The GCC members, Kuwait , Bahrain, Oman , Qatar, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, initiated the installation of an inter-regional fiber optic network called FARAJ, which is ensuring telecoms will be future-proofed for many years to come.

Ancient “Weed” Could Save Middle East Wheat

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A particularly virulent strain of stem rust that first struck Uganda’s wheat crops in1999 before it spread up into Sudan and Yemen, Ug99 might have met its match in a 5,000 year old weed.

Yemeni Communities Working Together To Save Water

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Yemen may be water poor but the country has a rich heritage of managing scare water resources effectively through community co-operation. The arid and water scarce environment of Yemen makes life very difficult for the average Yemeni. Yemen’s Water Crisis Could Worsen Security.

Iranian Recycled Stone Apartment #1 Among 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award Nominees

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Every three years, the Aga Khan Architecture Award acknowledges projects relevant to Islam that are culturally, environmentally and socially superior. Accompanied by a generous $1 million prize, it is among the world’s most prestigious architecture awards.

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Swine Flu Death Toll in Middle East Region

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Get swine flu updates for the PA, Israel, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan. Nine confirmed deaths were reported in Yemen in the last two months; three deaths in Iraq; two in Jordan; and 20 non-fatal infections in Tunisia. Are you at risk?

MENA Mayors Put Heads Together to Build Stronger Cities

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Countries like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, and Djibouti will see their urban population doubling over the next 20 years. Architecture & Urban Beirut Egypt Iraq Kuwait world bank YemenMiddle East city heads want to make their cities more sustainable.

5 Spectacular Eco Mosques Of The World

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Yemen boasts the magnificent ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ mosque and Iran is home to the Bam citadel. Green Prophet loves to cover where eco meets faith and the Middle East. Zaufishan puts together a handy list of five of the world’s most beautiful eco-mosques.

Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

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Shark finning, in which captured sharks have their fins and tails removed for use in sharks fin soup, has been a prominent issue in many parts of the world, including the Arab Gulf region.

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Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080

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This is noteworthy since Arabica beans, which originated in mountainous regions of Ethiopia and Yemen, are the basis for 75 percent of the world’s coffee. The sun may be setting on a popular morning brew.

Working with Local Fisherman to Tackle Shark Finning

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We are planning to organize a workshop about conservation of sharks in Yemen in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment in Yemen. The aim of this workshop is to produce recommendations for strengthening shark catch legislation and reaching a shark conservation plan in Yemen.

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Israeli WaterGen gadget pulls drinking water from thin air

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Yemen Funnels Sea Water to Drinking Water with Low Tech Water Cone. Finding ways to augment supplies of fresh drinking water have been around for years.