Yemen, which used to be one of the world's most impoverished countries in terms of honey production, has been gripped by a deadly conflict since 2014 or what is called the Yemeni war. According to one of the beekeepers in Yemen Mohammed Saif, before the Yemeni war, Saif revealed he learned honey production from his father adding that earlier his family managed 300 hives, now only 80 are left, AFP reported. The UN added honey plays a "vital role" in Yemen's economy, with 100,000 households dependent on it for their ...
Iraqi protesters have stormed the parliament building, again, in Baghdad's Green Zone declaring that they won't leave in a move to show the refusal of the new prime minister nominee Mohammed al-Sudani. Last Wednesday, Sadrist movement protesters also rallied across the Green Zone and entered the Iraqi parliament as a way to show disagreement with the new PM nominee, who according to demonstrators is pro-Iran. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has called on protesters to immediately leave the Green Zone and the parliament.
Yemeni artists participated in an art exhibition held in the Houthi-controlled capital of Sanaa. Despite the ongoing, brutal war that killed thousands and displaced millions, creativity is still taking a part in Yemenis' lives. During the art exhibition in Sanaa, Yemeni kids were seen participating in the event. Houthi-backed militants holding guns were also seen taking a tour inside the Sanaa art exhibition. Furthermore, portraits depicting slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, slain Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, and late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin were also seen in the ...
Wearing their favorite customs, cosplayers have taken the streets of San Deigo wearing various customs representing their superheroes or top characters as some people were seen imitating the Joker while another was seen in a batman custom. San Diego Comic-Con International is a comic book convention and nonprofit, multi-genre entertainment event held annually in San Diego, California, the United States since 1970. SDCC had been canceled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The year 2020 marked the first time that SDCC had missed a year since its establishment
Children were among nine people who were killed in a park in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region Wednesday by artillery fire in the Zakho district in the north of the country. Protesters hit the streets in various regions in Iraq to denounce the latest attacks. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, Baghdad accused Turkey of the latest missiles of the Zakho district which led to the death of nine civilians and injury of 23 others. On the other hand, Turkey rejected the Iraqi Prime Minister's claims of being responsible ...
Massive wildfires have erupted separately in various regions across Europe, including France, Spain, and Portugal where according to officials they were caused by the first of its kind heatwave affecting Europe. Hundreds of firefighters are doing their best to contain the wildfires that are damaging thousands of hectares, devastating trees, killing animals, and releasing toxic gases into the environment. Moreover, thousands of people have also fleed their homes amid the spread of wildfires. In France, more than 11,000 people have fled the Gironde region fearing the wildfire.
Muslims worldwide have celebrated Eid al Adha during the past four days in various ways, some people have made Eid cake and coffee, others fired canons, or played drums. Children were seen wearing new clothes, flooding the streets, and enjoying Eid Al Adha rituals. Eid al-Adha is celebrated every year in honor of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to Allah's command. Every year, millions of Muslims participate in the rituals of Eid Al Adha which falls on the 10th ...
Written by Sally Shakkour A campaign was launched last month called women's rights activists to join a General Women Strike campaign following the horrific crimes committed against women during the past few weeks including the cold-blooded murder of Neera Ashraf, Iman Ersheed, and the killing of another Jordanian woman in UAE at the hands of her husband as well as several other related cases. A cross-border solidarity campaign has also urged women to stand up against continuous crimes and to participate in a sit-in or a protest in each country ...
Thousands of fireworks were released into the sky yesterday, July 4th, as Americans were celebrating Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. Dozens have taken to the streets to participate in the Fourth of July parades which were held in all of the states carrying national flags and listening to music, attending festivals, and watching live concerts where singers joined and talented performers presented amazing work. However, the happiness was no longer to continue in Chicago after a July 4th parade was interrupted by a 22-year-old gunman killing ...
The NATO summit kicks off in the Spanish capital, Madrid as NATO members join together in three-day intensive meetings to discuss the deteriorating global situation and the war in Ukraine. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked a “fundamental shift” in NATO’s approach to defense. He also discussed the possibility of Finland and Sweden joining the military alliance following Turkey's reversal of its earlier veto decision banning the two states from joining. Stoltenberg added the Wednesday-Thursday NATO summit would chart a blueprint for the alliance “in ...
Abortion rights demonstrations erupted across the US on June 24th following the country's Supreme Court decision regarding abortion as they called for safe and legal access to abortion. A few thousand people held a demonstration outside Supreme Court in Washington carrying signs that read "War on women, who's next?" and "No uterus, No opinion." Other protesters also shouted slogans including: 'My Body, My Choice, and You Can Only Ban Safe Abortion.' The mass protests across the country came to slam a leaked draft opinion showing the Supreme Court's conservative majority ...