Cavers find snakes but no genies in Yemen's 'Well of Hell'

A team of cave divers have made what is thought to be the first descent to the bottom of Yemen's 'Well of Hell'. The 'Well of Hell' is a 100-foot wide hole located in the desert floor of Yemen's eastern province of Al-Mahra. Officially known as the Well of Barhout, the massive hole is a natural wonder that many locals believe is a prison for genies.

published on : 24th September 2021

Demons and Genies: Yemen's mysterious 'Well of Hell'

This is the 'Well of Hell' Surrounded in mystery and tales of demons, the Well of Barhout in Yemen's east is a little-understood natural wonder. Nobody has ever been inside as there is little oxygen and ventilation. Stories from the Arabian Nights, like the famous Aladdin and genie have been an exciting part of our childhood memories.

published on : 25th June 2021

More than 500 people die in Yemen of suspected coronavirus

More than 500 people in Aden, southern Yemen's main city, have died in the past week with symptoms of what appears to be the coronavirus.

published on : 18th May 2020

In war-torn Yemen, some students take classes under the tree

Displaced children in Yemen find no room in overcrowded schools in Abs, forcing teachers to run lessons in makeshift classrooms where they are exposed to sunlight and insects.

published on : 8th February 2019

Conjoined twins' fate tied to Yemen's blockade

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport.

published on : 8th February 2019

Yemen's financial crisis hits food imports

Yemen's divided central bank is being slow to provide foreign currency to importing countries, exacerbating a food crisis in which millions of people are facing starvation.

published on : 21st December 2018

Yemen fishermen face starvation at home or death at sea

Hodeida, home to Yemen's most vital port, has been the target of a fierce pro-government offensive to reseize it from Huthi rebels who have held it since 2014.

published on : 1st December 2018

Teacher converts his home in Yemen to a free school

Adel al-Shorbagy's former house-turned-school now welcomes almost 700 students per day and he has to turn others away due to a lack of space.

published on : 31st October 2018

Saudi-led strike kills at least 39 people in Yemen

At least 39 people were killed and 90 others were injured, when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday. 

published on : 14th December 2017

U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel ban order

A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's third attempt to impose travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States. 

published on : 18th October 2017

Rescued from ISIS captivity, father Tom Uzhunnalil reaches New Delhi

Indian origin Vatican priest father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from Yemen, over a year after he was abducted by ISIS, reached Delhi on Thursday morning.

published on : 28th September 2017

Yemen war threatens millennia-old mummies

Yemen's war has claimed thousands of lives and pushed millions to the brink of famine. Now the conflict threatens to erase a unique part of the country's ancient history.

published on : 11th May 2017

Yemeni artists take to streets, paint on walls to protest war

A group of Yemeni artists take to the streets, painting murals on the wall of Sanaa University in a visual protest against three years of war.

published on : 16th March 2017