November82012
April262012
Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers || Green Prophet
Yemen has a UNESCO World Heritage Site secret, but it’s not so well-kept anymore. One of the most impressive examples of earth architecture that has survived for hundreds of years, the Shibam district in Hadramaut province boasts 437 tall clay towers, of which 400 are still habitable. It is unclear when this “Manhattan of the desert” was originally built, though construction of at least one of the mosques probably occurred during the reign of Abbasid Caliph Harun al Rashid (786-809), according to World Architecture News.
Once a popular destination for caravan traders, Shibam fell into disrepair when the routes dried up, so in 2000 GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) and the GOPHCY (General Organisation for the Preservation of Historic Cities of Yemen) launched the Shibam Urban Development Project (SUDP) to help the city and its residents to thrive once more. Already more than 100 homes have been restored, and sustainable agriculture and cottage industries reintroduced. 
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Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers || Green Prophet

Yemen has a UNESCO World Heritage Site secret, but it’s not so well-kept anymore. One of the most impressive examples of earth architecture that has survived for hundreds of years, the Shibam district in Hadramaut province boasts 437 tall clay towers, of which 400 are still habitable. It is unclear when this “Manhattan of the desert” was originally built, though construction of at least one of the mosques probably occurred during the reign of Abbasid Caliph Harun al Rashid (786-809), according to World Architecture News.

Once a popular destination for caravan traders, Shibam fell into disrepair when the routes dried up, so in 2000 GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) and the GOPHCY (General Organisation for the Preservation of Historic Cities of Yemen) launched the Shibam Urban Development Project (SUDP) to help the city and its residents to thrive once more. Already more than 100 homes have been restored, and sustainable agriculture and cottage industries reintroduced.

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December162011

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Trailer

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embark son an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

From the Academy Award winning screenwriter of “Slumdog Millionaire”

From the director of “Chocolat” and “Cider House Rules”

December142011
November232011
October12011

darling80m:

As’ad AbuKhalil:

So the US killed `Awlaki.  I read the statement by the US government: it is unmistakable in expressing gratitude to the forces of `Ali `Abdullah Salih.  It all but paid tribute to the Salih regime.  It is certain that Salih delivered `Awlaki in return for continued US support.  The Yemeni regime is killing around 30 people a day, and the US government yesterday issued a statement criticizing repression in…Iran.  I kid you not.  

(via darling80m-deactivated20121120)

September72011
yemeneye:

Taiz:  Female anti-government protesters demand the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

yemeneye:

Taiz:  Female anti-government protesters demand the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

(via peakofelephants-deactivated2014)

August162011

verbalresistance:

Fox News Headlines Vs. The Actual News Headlines - III

Fox News cited each of these “actual news headlines” as their “source.” 
Fair and balanced. Yup.

Buzzfeed (&)

January112011
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