Yemen


Yemen
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • The A–Z of Camels (arab.net)
    Learn about this domesticated animal that remains an indispensable creature in Yemen’s Empty Quarter and other desert areas around the world.
  • The Secret Gardens of Sanaa (MuslimHeritage.com)
    Islamic places of prayer require water for ritual washing. Find out how Yemeni mosques’ well water also nourishes beautiful enclosed gardens in Yemen’s capital city and secures for Yemen the reputation of being the greenest part of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Tour Yemen (Yemen Language Center)
    Take a colorful photo tour of Yemen.
  • Weather (CNN.com)
    Get the current weather conditions for Sanaa and other cities in Yemen.
  • Yemen (CIA World Factbook)
    Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
History and Government
  • About the President (Yemen News Agency SABA)
    Follow links to press releases about the Yemeni president.
  • Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade (Smithsonian Institution)
    Yemen was known as Arabia the Blessed to ancient Greeks and Romans for its fragrant foliage. Learn more about Yemen in a Flash presentation featuring art and photography from Yemen.
  • The Yemeni State (www.al-bab.com)
    Read Yemen’s constitution and essays about some of its features, such as voting rights. Follow links to chronologies of Yemen’s leadership from 1945 to modern times.
The People
  • Issues of Interest: Human Rights and Women’s Political Participation (Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, Washington, D.C.)
    Read about the high positions some women hold in the government of Yemen, a list of woman’s and human rights treaties and conventions that Yemen has endorsed, and other signs of the nation’s progress in addressing human rights issues.
  • Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies
    Visit the official website of the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies. The college includes the Yemen Language Center, which actively recruits students from abroad wishing to learn Arabic from native speakers.
Cultural Life
The Economy
  • Full Universal Currency Converter (xe.com)
    Compare the currency of Yemen with the currency of other nations around the world.
  • Yemen Gateway (www.al-bab.com)
    Bab means “gate” in Arabic, and al-bab.com is a gateway to the Arab world. This is its home page for Yemen. It offers links to basic information on Yemen, including the latest news, local time, and weather. It also provides several useful links to selected websites such as the Yemeni Embassy in London.
  • Yemen (New York Times World)
    Read current and archived news articles about Yemen
  • Yemen News Agency (SABA)
    Catch up on the lastest press releases about the news in Yemen from its government’s official news agency.
  • Yemen Times
    The first issue of Yemen’s English-language newspaper appeared in 1991. Online, the Yemen Times offers local news, top international news, and opinion pieces. Features cover culture, health, and environmental issues.
For More Information
  • British Yemeni Society
    The British-Yemeni Society promotes friendship and expanded public knowledge about Yemen, its history, geography, economy, and culture. Its website offers articles by members with expertise on wide-ranging topics.
  • Country Profile: Yemen (BBC News)
    Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, and a country overview, and watch video news clips
  • National Anthems.net
    Listen to Yemen’s national anthem in your choice of several formats.
  • Yemen (CountryReports.org)
    Find general information about Yemen, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • Yemen (Lonely Planet)
    View travel tips and information about Yemen.
  • Yemen (People and Places, National Geographic)
    Read facts, information, and the history of Yemen.
  • Yemen (The Middle East Network Information Center)
    This site is a public service of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. It offers maps and links to news and information about Yemen’s education, arts, science, and more.
  • Yemen Country Information (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.)
    America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nongovernmental organization that works to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East. This site offers information focusing on Yemen.
Teacher Resources
  • The Tug of War: Exploring the Rationale Behind Potential Future Military Strikes in the War Against Terrorism (The New York Times Teacher Connections)
    Students learn about the history of terrorism or lawlessness in Somalia, Yemen, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Iraq. Groups of students study one of these countries to determine its past and present relationship with the United States; what terrorist acts have been committed in, by or for this country; and what the country’s government's relationship with terrorist groups is. Then students write letters about the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq in the persona of a leader or citizen of one of the countries or the United States or a United Nations Delegate from one of these countries. (Grades 6–12)
  • World Ecosystems Beyond Borders (Global Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison) One curriculum unit of four involves students in examining aquifer depletion as a global issue by comparing the situation in a city in Wisconsin and a city in Yemen. (Grades 6–8)
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