Yemen Knowledge and Culture

In Shibam there are more than 500 tower houses

Music in Yemen The music traditions are characterized by Islamic culture. The forms and instruments of art music reflect Arabic theory and performance practice. The folk song (caravan songs, welcome songs, lyrical songs in strophic form with chorus, etc.) is performed soloist and in alternation between groups or between songs and groups. Many songs include clapping and dancing. On festive occasions, poet musicians entertain with epic songs. Of folk instruments,…

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Geography of Cyprus

kiriotissa copper mines in Cyprus

Cyprus is an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, around 35 ° AD. The distance from Korucam Burnu on the north coast of Turkey is approx. 65 km, while it is about 100 km from Zafer Burnu, Cyprus’ easternmost tip, to the Syrian coast. Cyprus is structurally a folded foreland, and is geologically part of Asia Minor. The shape of the island is determined by two almost parallel west-east…

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Yemen

The city of Tarim

Yemen is a republic in Southwest Asia (Middle East). The country is located south of the Arabian Peninsula and also includes a number of islands, including Sokotra in the Gulf of Aden and the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea. The country borders Saudi Arabia in the north and Oman in the northeast, and with its control of the Bab al-Mandeb strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of…

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Kazakhstan

Nursultan, formerly Astana

Kazakhstan is a republic and inland state of Asia bordering Russia in the north, China in the east, and Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south. The largest group of people is Kazakhs. There is also a large group of Russians living in Kazakhstan, as well as a number of other minorities. Kaskahstan has the largest economy of the Central Asian countries, mainly due to oil extraction. The country’s history extends…

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Contemporary History of the Philippines

From Manila, the country's capital and largest city.

The contemporary history of the Philippines is the country’s history after 2000. Philippine party politics presents a fragile and constantly changing image. The parties act as a kind of election engine for prominent politicians, and consist almost exclusively of representatives of the country’s economic elite. The ideological differences are small, the party loyalty small, and drop-offs and changing alliances are common. Parties representing workers and peasants have been too weak…

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