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President meets head of Supreme Judicial Council
[23 January 2018]
President meets Minister of State for Parliament, Shura Affairs
[23 January 2018]
Presidency Director meets United Nations Resident Representative
[22 January 2018]
206 prisoners involved in December sedition released in Sanaa
[21 January 2018]
Yemen women rally to reinforce army in fighting Saudi aggression
[20 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Report: 9 civilians killed, 6 injured in 37 Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen during one day
[23 January 2018]
Saudi aggression waged 11 airstrikes, ground attacks on Saada
[23 January 2018]
5 Saudi aggression air raids waged on Jizan
[23 January 2018]
Saudi enemy army’ sites, gatherings shelled in Jizan, Najran, Asir
[23 January 2018]
Saudi aggression warplanes wage 9 raids on Saada
[23 January 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: Army, committees conducts ground attacks against Saudi Army, its mercenaries Over Sunday
[22 January 2018]
Report: 35 Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes hit Yemen provinces over Sunday
[22 January 2018]
Report: 2 civilians killed in 24 Saudi-led aggression coalition airstrikes over Yemen on Saturday
[21 January 2018]
Report: Army , committees attack Saudi army, its mercenaries in battle fronts over Saturday
[21 January 2018]
Report: Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes wage 22 strikes on Yemen over Friday
[20 January 2018]
 
  International
FM meets UN political affairs official
[23 January 2018]
Yemen's Revolutionary President bids farewell to UNOCHA coordinator
[22 January 2018]
Minister of Planning, UN official discuss coordination
[22 January 2018]
UN, aid partners launch largest humanitarian appeal for Yemen
[22 January 2018]
Yemen calls on power countries to stop selling arms to coalition's states
[21 January 2018]
  Tourism
Yemen historical building restoration completed
[19/July/2010]
SANA’A, July 19 (Saba)- The US$111,000 restoration of the Dar al-Diyafa historic building in Zabid, Hodeidah, has been successfully completed, the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a said on Monday in a press release.

The historic building of Dar al-Diyafa, one of Yemen's rich cultural heritage, was constructed in 1914 by one of the most famous masons of Yemen, Osta Salem Shami. It is considered one of the most important landmarks in the historical city, famed for an architectural style unique to Zabid and for its historic use as a guesthouse for official Arab and foreign visitors.

The restoration of the Dar al-Diyafa building began in 2007 with an US$111,000 endowment from the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation, in cooperation with the Social Fund for Development.

‘’The project included a complete restoration of the two-story building's 14 large rooms, two kitchens and two bathrooms; provision of equipment for continuing conservation work; and onsite conservation training for local experts’’, the embassy explained.

The embassy pointed out that the Dar al-Diyafa building will soon be open to the public.

‘’In addition to serving as a guesthouse for local and foreign scholars visiting Zabid, it will house a collection of historic manuscripts which has been relocated from Zabid's Al-Asha'ir Mosque’’.

Zabid’s cultural heritage spans more than 3000 years of history. Zabid is situated in the western lowlands of Hodiedah province of Yemen, about ten miles from the Red Sea.

Dating back to 820, Zabid is one of the oldest urban settlements in Yemen. The Great Mosque of Zabid was constructed in the same year and its madrasa soon became an international center for Sunni teaching, attracting scholars from all over the Islamic world.

The historic city of Zabid was designated a World Heritage Site in 1993.

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UPDATED ON : Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:48:23 +0300