The ‘Manhattan of the Desert’: Shibam, Yemen’s Ancient Skyscraper City; Arch Daily

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Socotra: Trapped between Environmental Emergency and Geopolitics; Nicolas Dunais; Lobelog

Listed as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve since 2008, the island of Socotra is considered a living laboratory by scientists and has awed the few …

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‘Manhattan of the desert’: civil war puts Yemen’s ancient skyscrapers at risk; Bethan McKernan; The Guardian

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In addition to the conflict’s huge human cost, Yemen’s rich cultural heritage has been ravaged, from the Queen of Sheba’s reputed throne room to the mudbrick high-rises of Shibam…

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Palmyra attracts more foreign tourist delegations after liberating it from terrorism; Ruaa al-Jazaeri; SANA

Palmyra, bride of the desert, today is attracting more foreign tourists who come to see the archeological city which enjoys a prestigious position in the humanitarian and cultural history and to get acquainted with what it has went through of systematic destruction at the hands of Daesh…

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60 Stunning Images of The Middle East That Will Make You Forget Its Violent Past; Jamie Frater; Listverse

The Middle East was once thought of as a beautiful and exotic far-away land. But unfortunately for those of us alive in modern times, the term now…

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Palermo conf on Socotra biodiversity; Redazione Ansa

Palermo is preparing to host a conference that will highlight how the Yemeni conflict and other threats have put the unique biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago in peril.

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Arrival of more UAE mercenaries on Yemen’s Socotra island; Middle East Monitor

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Does UAE seek to colonize Yemen’s Socotra island?; Blog Factory

Residents of Yemen’s strategic Socotra Island have staged a protest to vent their outrage at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for deploying military forces there. The demonstrators took to the …

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Revealed: Houthi rebels looting and destroying Yemen’s culture; Mina Aldroubi; The National

Yemen’s rich historical sites being erased, the country’s Ministry of Culture says…

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Many calls but little action to stop cultural destruction in Yemen; Mohammed Yahya Gahlan; Al Monitor

Smuggled Yemeni antiquities continue to find customers in the West, despite international outcry to stop the looting and destruction in Yemen.

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Houthis condemned for pillaging historic Yemeni library; The National

The Iran-backed rebels have been stealing manuscripts and historical books, cultural body say…

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IESCO Condemns Houthi Pillaging of Yemen’s Historic Zabid Library; Al Awsat

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IESCO) condemned Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen for stealing manuscripts, historical and scientific books and artifacts from the historic library of Zabid. The stolen items were valuable…

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ISESCO condemns Houthi looting of artifacts from Zabid; Arab News

DUBAI: The Islamic Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization condemned Sunday the Houthis’ theft of manuscripts, historical and scientific books and artifacts from the library of a fortress in…

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Island dubbed ‘most alien-looking place in the world’ but you won’t visit soon; Julie Delahaye; Mirror

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How the Yemeni island of Socotra is forging its own future; Rupert Hawksley; The National

Abu Dhabi-based author Nathalie Peutz explains how the Yemeni territory is a thriving community taking control of its heritage and destiny…

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5 Unusual Adventures for 2019; Ave; Home Life Abroad

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It May Look Like An Alien Planet, But This Incredible Island Is On…; Abbie Marshall; Gent Side

Our planet is full of surprises. Here’s one more. Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean is one of a kind.…

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A War on ‘Collective Memory’: A Sober Report Reveals the Extent of the Damage to War-Torn Cultural Sites in Yemen; Kate Brown; artnet News

In a new report, a humans rights organization details the damage suffered by Yemen’s historical landmarks.

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The success of Yemeni government efforts in keeping “Socotra ” within the “World Heritage List “; Al Masdar Online

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Yemen’s ancient architecture threatened by war; Reuters

Yemen’s three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa’s historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

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