West Asia

West Asia

West Asia (also called Southwest Asia) is the westernmost part of Asia. The term is used only to a limited extent, as the area overlaps with the Middle East with the main difference that Egypt is not included in West Asia. According to Countryaah.com, the region of West Asia includes the following nations: ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN BAHRAIN CYPRUS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES GEORGIA IRAK ISRAEL JORDAN KUWAIT LIBANON OMAN PALESTINE QATAR SAUDI…

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Yemen Economy and Issues

Yemen Economy

Economy Many people in Yemen are poor As a country located in Middle East according to allunitconverters, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world. In particular, the global economic crisis of 2008 and conflicts within the country have weakened the economy so much that many people are very poor and the population is dependent on the help of other countries. Every second person lives on less than…

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Yemen Arts and Literature

Yemen Arts and Literature

Literature A very old tradition of poets who write both in classical Arabic and in the vernacular lives on in the country; there are also mixed forms with regard to grammatical structures and vocabulary. For example, the medieval verse form muwashshah used in Yemen in classical Arabic has become a form of poetry in the vernacular. This poetry has developed into both a medium for national and political messages as…

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Yemen Sightseeing Places

Yemen Landmarks

Best time to go to Yemen The best time to travel depends on which region in Yemen you want to visit. If you travel to Tihama, Aden or Hadhramawt, don’t go in July – the heat is unbearable. December nights can get very cold in the highlands. From October to February most regions of the country are dry and dusty, in March, April and August the temperatures are pleasant but…

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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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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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Geography of Yemen

A small village in the mountains of Yemen

Plant and Wildlife in Yemen The vegetation in Yemen varies with the height of the sea and the water supply. Along the coast there is desert and salt steppe with salt-herb species and small-grown grass (Panicum turgidum). The highlands have steppe vegetation with scattered trees, i.a. acacia species, tamarind, screw palms, perennial Primula species and 4-5 m tall Euphorbia species. In the highest mountain areas there are grass plains and…

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