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  Local
Telecommunications, Agriculture Ministers inaugurate planting season in capital Sanaa
[18 March 2019]
My son's center for Autism held entertainment for children in Sanaa
[18 March 2019]
Tribesmen in Taiz rally to protest Saudi aggression crimes
[17 March 2019]
Deputy FM meets delegation of Swiss Agency for Development
[17 March 2019]
Planning Minister meets representatives of Swiss Agency for Development
[17 March 2019]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army destroys 3 saudi-led military vehicles in Asir, Najran
[18 March 2019]
÷Army's Spokesman : Army kills, injures 11 saudi soldiers, 26 sudaneses, mercenaries in Najran, Jizan
[17 March 2019]
Army fires three Zizal-1 missiles on Saudi-led mercenaries in Najran
[17 March 2019]
Security arrests al-Qaeda cell member in Taiz
[17 March 2019]
Army foils Saudi aggression attack in Asir
[17 March 2019]
 
  Reports
Army inflicts on saudi-led mercenaries heavy losses over 24 last hours
[18 March 2019]
Army kills dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries in various attacks
[16 March 2019]
7 civilian killed, 7 wounded in saudi-led attacks on several provinces over last 24 hours : Report
[14 March 2019]
Army inflicts on saudi-led coalition heavy losses over last 24 hours
[12 March 2019]
Coalition continues violations in Hodeidah targeting Kushar in Hajjah province
[12 March 2019]
 
  International
Yemen, MSF Dutch and Spanish discuss cooperation aspects
[18 March 2019]
Ministry of Expatriate Affairs: 3 Yemenis martyred in terrorist attack on worshipers in New Zealand
[18 March 2019]
FM congratulates his Irish counterpart on National Day
[17 March 2019]
Legendary Steadfastness Yemeni Confronting US-Saudi Aggression: Report
[17 March 2019]
Yemenis condemns int'l silence towards Saudi aggression war crimes in Yemen: Report
[16 March 2019]
  About Yemen
Shibam Hadhramout.
[31/July/2004] Shebam is one of the most famous historical cities in Yemen. European travelers described it as ”Manhattan of the desert” due to its beautiful high building. Located in the middle of Hadhramout province , some 1200 km from the capital Sana’a.

The city was built on the ruins of an ancient city of Hadhramout and had been the most important market in the south-eastern part of Yemen , moreover it used to be a significant administrative center for many centuries up to the 16 century AD.

Shibam offers a very spectaculare scenic with its lofty houses some are 8 floors high forming close blocks separated by lanes and squares. There are about 500 houses built of straw reinforced mud bricks, they are almost equal in height.

Some women of the city visit their neighbors across sky walks from one rooftop to another in
in order to save time and efforts.Some houses date back to hundreds of years. The city has one gate, which was last maintained in 1909.

UNESCO placed Shibam on its "Human Heritage" list for its unique architectural style a. An international campaign for its protection and preservation was launched in 1984. Shibam actually is one of the most beautiful cities and tourist attractions in Yemen.

The city contains several historical sitess such as the great Mosque, built in the era of the Abbasid caliph Haroun Al_Rasheed early 10th century and the city wall dating back to the beginning of 17th century AD..
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UPDATED ON : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:57:16 +0300