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Agriculture in the  Highlands  

Agriculture in the Highlands

As in Ethiopia, they build terraces in the hillsides for farming. Interestingly, coffee originated in Yemen (or Ethiopia), and "Mocca" comes from al-Mokha, a port in Yemen, but coffee is now being replaced by the more lucrative qat plant.
Bringing the 'War on Terror' home

February 14th 2006
A police station in Zabid. Around 10am. The steady stream of people asking me where I'm from and why I'm here finally culminated in me sitting next to The Man Himself, patiently explaining myself. It's February, but I have a respectable tan from the past week or so spent in the lowlands here by the Red Sea, mostly outdoors and in the backs of pickup trucks. It's hot and humid, and I could use ... read more
Middle East » Yemen » Sana'a

Yemeni Flag North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern governm... ... read more
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