* Hashem Ahelbarra reported on Al Jazeera
English channel that Aden was once a vibrant
cultural centre. But the city's landmarks, such
as the British colonial-era clock known as Big Ben and the house of French poet Arthur Rimbaud, have fallen into disuse and badly need repair.
To watch the video click here.
* The British Granada Television channel
produced a TV episode entitled "Aden" part of
series of videos entitled "End of Empire" in 1985. Aden and parts of South Arabia were ruled by the British for 128 years.
Watch the video here.
* The Canadian Charger, Canada's National
eWeekly, published a poem in English by Dr.
Qais Ghanem entitled "In the House"
which refers to the House of commons
(Parliament) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada".
Read the poem here.
* Journalist Sarah Kershaw published a report
in the New York Times about the health
dangers of inbreeding marriages in Saudi
Arabia. She wrote that statistics on the
prevalence of genetically based diseases and
the extent to which they are a direct result of
marriage between close relatives -- second
cousins or closer -- are scarce or unreliable
because many Saudi parents raise their
disabled children in obscurity, ashamed to
Read the report here.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem was the cover story of 76 of the Chinese "World Poets Quarterly". Two of his poems were published in Chinese. One was entitled "What is the use of poems" and the other "By the Lake". Read the poems in Arabic, English and Chinese here.
Read more here.
* An activist group of citizens in Cordoba,
Andalusia, Spain is demanding that the
ownership of the Grand mosque monument be
passed into public hands to stop the Catholic Church in Cordoba in its attempt to wipe out
traces of the monument's Islamic past.
Read more here.
* The British Yemeni Society has published in
one of its issues "Some Yemeni proverbs"
which was compiled by Najla Abu-Taleb.
Read the proverbs here.
* The Centre for the Advanced Study of the
Arab World at the University of Durham is
organising a one day conference on Aden and
South Arabia: A Retrospective Study in the
Failure of State Creation. The conference will
take place on Thursday 15 January 2015,
09.00 - 17.00 in Kenworthy Hall of St Mary's
College. To register and for further information
please e-mail Lindsay Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
* Mr Alistair Galloway, former British Army
Officer, will be addressing the Asian Affairs
Dinner Club of the Royal Society for Asian
Affairs (RSAA) with a talk under the title:
Yemen: A Colourful and Challenging Place to
Be. The event will take place on Monday 19
January 2015 at the National Liberal Club at
19.00. Members are advised to contact the
Secretary of the RSAA, Mr Alan Attryde, for
further details, mentioning their BYS
membership. e-mail: email@example.com, tel: 020
7235 5122, website:
* The Hadhramaut Research Centre (HRC) will
be holding the first International Conference
"Rediscover Hadhramaut" in London on 7
March 2015 from 8.30-17.00 at SOAS,
University of London. This event is organised
with the support of MENARC and the BYS.
For further details:
* The London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine website published a sugar
consumption guidelines which require radical
rethinking. It emphsises that sugars in diet
should not make up more than 3% of total
Read more here.