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President calls for ending aggression forces’ control over Yemeni oil
[21 March 2018]
Political bureau of Ansar Allah offers his condolences to the death Assayed al-Moayed
[20 March 2018]
President meets with a number of women leaders in Sanaa
[18 March 2018]
President stresses on coordinating int’l orgs’ efforts in Yemen
[17 March 2018]
Arrest two tons of drugs
[11 March 2018]
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army fired ballistic missile attack Saudi Aramco in Najran
[22 March 2018]
Yemeni forces target Saudi F-15 fighter jet in Sa’ada
[22 March 2018]
Antonia Calvo: the solution in Yemen is not military
[22 March 2018]
Saudi-led criminal airstrikes hit several provinces over Tuesday
[21 March 2018]
Two vehicles of mercenaries destroyed, crews killed in Jawf
[21 March 2018]
Army carries heavy losses in enemy ranks, it's mercenaries
[18 March 2018]
Saudi-US aggression war jet launch 26 raids on number of Yemeni provinces
[17 March 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries killed in military operations over past 48 hours
[12 March 2018]
8 civilians killed, 13 injured in Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni provinces
[09 March 2018]
Report: Army attacks against Saudi troops over 24 hours
[22 February 2018]
Official warns against using Yemen as int’l conflict field
[17 March 2018]
Yemen's FM meets with new UN envoy
[13 March 2018]
WHO Cargo plane arrives to Sana'a airport
[12 March 2018]
FM meets Resident Representative of ICRC
[12 March 2018]
FM discusses UNICEF's role in mitigating aggression effects on Yemen
[11 March 2018]
  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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