Yemen

8:02am

Thu April 9, 2015

12:59am

Tue April 7, 2015
Politics

Your Call: Who are the Houthis?

Yemenis search for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, April 4, 2015
Hani Mohammed AP

  

On the April 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with reporter Safa Al Ahmad about her FRONTLINE documentary The Fight for Yemen. Her on the ground and often dangerous reporting from Yemen takes a rare and close-up look at Houthis and their rise to power. How did the Houthis gain power? As violent feuds tear Yemen apart and the death toll rises, what are the prospects for its future? What questions do you have about Yemen? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:11pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Politics

Your Call: With the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, where is the Arabian Peninsula headed?

President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman at Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015.

  

On the February 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Saudi Arabia’s domestic and regional policies. Following the death of King Abdullah, the kingdom has been hailed as "an Island of stability in a volatile region." How did Saudi Arabia react to recent popular uprisings in the Arab world? what drives its policies? And what’s in store for its US-Saudi relations? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:56pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Politics

Your Call: Yemen and the State of the Union

Houthi Yemeni gather while guarding a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen
Hani Mohammed AP

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. He focused on a number of economic issues including tax reform, jobs and education. How does the media’s obsession with political partisanship shape coverage of domestic and foreign policy issues? Where are the facts about taxes and the economy? We will be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel and investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. We will be also joined by Sana'a based independent journalist Ataif Al Wazir.

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5:20pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Education

Bay Area Yemenis struggle to boost girls education

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Not long ago, I attended a lecture at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, the law school. It was just before sunset and about 100 Yemeni Americans – mostly young men – filled the room to see and hear their countrywoman, 34-year-old Tawakkul Karman. She’s the activist and revolutionary, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for sparking the revolution that ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdalla Saleh.

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