Category Archives: Middle East

Republic of Yemen (الجمهورية اليمنية); Tribes at war

Writing about the Republic of Yemen is a pretty new thing. Just a few years ago, we had have to talk about the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen), a republic since 1962, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen), controlled by the British till 1967, and under a Communist government afterwards. The modern… Read More »

افغانستان Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Beyond the headlines.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, at the east of Iran. Kabul, the major urban area, is the capital, and one of the 34 provinces in the country. The climate there is arid to semiarid, with cold winters and hot summers. The terrain is mostly rugged mountains, with… Read More »