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Ramadan

Yemeni civil society, youth initiatives provide Eid clothes for the poor

Yemeni civil society, youth initiatives provide Eid clothes for the poor

As Yemen's grinding war continues to wreak havoc on the economy, 'solidarity is required, especially in bringing joy to children on the day of Eid', one community activist said.

Yemeni clerics call for caution in zakat payment

Yemeni clerics call for caution in zakat payment

Those who are required to pay zakat must ensure they are not supporting organisations linked to extremist or suspect parties, clerics say.

Sanaa charity kitchens feed the poor, displaced

Sanaa charity kitchens feed the poor, displaced

Local volunteers have been preparing iftar meals for poor families and those displaced by the war at more than 100 temporary kitchens.

Yemeni clerics intensify efforts to curb extremism

Yemeni clerics intensify efforts to curb extremism

The Ministry of Endowments and Guidance has stepped up its efforts during Ramadan to prevent the spread of violent extremist ideology.

Eid fuels temporary job market for Yemeni youth

Eid fuels temporary job market for Yemeni youth

As the country contends with the economic fallout from the war, demand for Eid clothing, nuts and sweets drives brisk trade in the markets.

Houthis' loudspeaker ban stirs anger in Sanaa

Houthis' loudspeaker ban stirs anger in Sanaa

The Iran-backed militia has outlawed loudspeakers for the Taraweeh and Qiyam al-Layl prayers, but continues to broadcast its own messages.

Gulf states brighten Ramadan for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Gulf states brighten Ramadan for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

As Syrians observe Ramadan away from home for the seventh year, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have stepped in to fill a shortfall in aid.

Houthis seek to gain control of zakat funds

Houthis seek to gain control of zakat funds

The Iran-backed militia has unilaterally established a 'General Authority for Zakat' and is trying to increase its zakat revenue via other means.

For displaced Syrians, plentiful Ramadan cannot erase loss

For displaced Syrians, plentiful Ramadan cannot erase loss

Former residents of the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta have more food to eat in exile, but many have sorrow they cannot mask.

Preachers urge Yemenis to honour Ramadan

Preachers urge Yemenis to honour Ramadan

The holy month is a time to pray, fast and get closer to God by performing good deeds and renouncing violence, Yemeni scholars say.

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