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I’m naked without my title
I’m empty without my degree

In the nude without my make up
Without my shields I’ll cowardly flee

To my own truth I cannot wake up… 70 more words


The leaning tower pictured above is known as Capital Gate. It is located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, aka UAE, and is the center piece of the National Exposition Center.  186 more words

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Catching up: Yemen

Again, I’m trying to get back to some regular blogging after an extended break. But in order to do that, I’ve got to make some sense of what’s been going on while I’ve been away–for my own sake far more than for yours. 1,096 more words


Yemeni forces recapture key port city

25 April 2016 Monday

Yemeni troops have recaptured a key port city from Al-Qaeda militants who held it for a year, in what a Saudi-led coalition hailed Monday as a major victory in which over 800 fighters were killed. 688 more words

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Troops refuse to fight: Thousands of Yemeni soldiers shun civil war

Friday 22 April 2016

TAIZ, Yemen – Mohammed Abdullah Saeed used to wake up by 5am every day to begin his daily military drills. But when the civil war broke out in Taiz he refused to fight his own countrymen, and fled to his home village. 944 more words

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Qaeda Fighters Ousted From South Yemen Town: Security

Apr 15, 2016


ADEN: Pro-government forces expelled Al-Qaeda fighters from a provincial capital close to Yemen’s second city of Aden on Friday, security officials said. 237 more words

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Jordanians to replace UAE forces in war on Yemen: Report

Thu Apr 14, 2016

Jordanian military forces and advisers will be replacing UAE troops fighting in the Saudi war on Yemen, following reports of serious disputes among the few “coalition” members, a report says. 370 more words

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