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President, FM reviews national, international developments
[10 December 2017]
President meets sheikhs, dignitaries of Mahweet province
[10 December 2017]
President, PM discuss current situation on national scene
[09 December 2017]
President meets Finance Minister, Sana'a Governor
[26 November 2017]
President presides over meeting of judicial, security institutions
[26 November 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army shells Saudi-paid mercenaries sits in Marib
[10 December 2017]
Five civilians killed in Saud airstrikes on market in Nehm
[09 December 2017]
Saudi enemy launches two air raids on Serwah in Marib
[09 December 2017]
Yemen condemns Saudi aggression air strike on its state TV, journalists killed
[09 December 2017]
Child killed, 13 citizens injured in US-Saudi air raid on Hajjah
[06 December 2017]
 
  Reports
Feature: Untold story on Yemen's tourism, green, peaceful city, safe home for all IDPs
[12 November 2017]
Report: 49 Yemeni civilians killed in 212 Saudi aggression airstrikes in six days
[05 April 2017]
Roundup: 1107 Saudi airstrikes kill 135 Yemeni civilians in March
[29 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 15 Yemeni civilians in 112 airstrikes on Yemen in 3 days
[25 March 2017]
Report: Saudi kills 68 in 301 airstrikes on Yemen in 7 days
[23 March 2017]
 
  International
Yemen strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt
[25 November 2017]
President al-Sammad sends condolences to Sisi over deadly attack on Egypt mosque
[25 November 2017]
FM meets WFP official
[03 October 2017]
FM meets Russian charge d'affaires
[03 October 2017]
Yemen strongly condemns Las Vegas terrorist attack
[03 October 2017]
  About Yemen
one of Zabid\'s mosques.
Al-Khokha..Zabid..Al-Hodeidah
[06/July/2003] * Al-Khokha
Al-Khokha is a fishermen’s village which boats one of the most beautiful beaches on the Red Sea. Here you will find palm tree forests. Even more interesting in al-Khokha is the fact that wherever you dig a hole in the sand, you will find fresh water. Many tourists prefer to stay in al-Khokha for onwe or two nights. Sleeping outside under the palm trees with the starts as your roof definitely is an experience.

* Zabid
Zabid was founded in the 9th century AC and was the center of an influential Islamic school and the famed University of Zabid. Named after its first governor and founder,, Zabid was one of the oldest towns in Yemen and one of the first to convert to Islam during the lifetime of Mohammed (PBUH). It boats several families whole lineage can be traced to the great prophet.

during the Abbasid rule. It became the capital of the Najahya, Zaydiah and Rasulia states in the latter days. Zabid was a famous center of Islam and a major stop for caravans. In fact, Zabid still is a city renowned for its Islamic schools.

The international group, UNESCO, has declared Zabid as a World Heritage site and has funded excavations of the old schools. Visitors can enter the ruins of the ancient university and inspect the intricate designs formed from the mud bricks. Several old buildings had evidence of Jewish influence, with the six pointed star of David incorporated in the architectural scheme and dcor. These sites are open to the public and are littered with pot shards and bricks. Most of the excavations are done in the cooler months. We could easily have spent an entire day taking photographs and exploring the ruins, but the sun was much too hot.

The temprature in Zabid was cooler than Aden, but still quite hot. Gary had to scurry for any relief he could find. When he disappeared we would often find him hiding in some shady corner.

This was once a walled city. The remaining gates to the citaded are still intact and serve as a main entrance to the maze of narrow streets in the city interior. Sheep and goats roam the dusty streets while young children play in brightly colored dresses or small sport coats. Yemeni children are almost always dressed in this attire.

Outside the walls of the city there is abundant agriculture. Archiaeological evidence suggests that farming has been ongoing for many millennia. Zabid borders the coffee region of Yemen and a major part of the suq still trades in this crop.

Aside from the suq, life is slow. Most of the two was low key and was a pleasant place to stop, have some coffee and relax in the Zabid Tourist House.
There are many mosques in Zabid. In fact, I was told there was one mosque for every eight houses in the city. This one-time center of Islamic education is still the home to over 80 Koran schools and centers for Islamic studies.

* Al-Hodeidah
It is a young city and Yemen’s fourth largest. Al-Hodeidah is situated on the Red Sea and important for fishing.

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