Yemeni vendors display various types of dry goods at a traditional market as food prices rise, in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 1, 2022.

Yemenis say their country is about more than war and humanitarian aid

Conflict & Justice

Since the Yemen war began in 2014, Western journalists have been telling the world about the fighting, the human toll and the geopolitical underpinnings of the conflict. Many reports, even today, contain no Yemeni perspective. A new project is inviting Yemenis from across the country and in the diaspora to talk about their own experiences of war and daily lives. Host Marco Werman speaks with Nuha Al-Junaid, the Yemeni woman coordinating The Yemen Listening Project.

The ambiance of the Bab al-Yemen restaurant in Boston adds to a unique dining experience for customers, Apr. 12, 2023.

At Boston’s first Yemeni restaurant, food, community and tradition are on the menu this Ramadan

Lifestyle & Belief
A photographer takes pictures of the Khurais oil field during a tour for journalists, 150 km east-northeast of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it’s not responsible for high oil prices

People inspect the rubble of a prison facility hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in a stronghold of Houthi rebels on the border with Saudi Arabia, in the northern Saada province of Yemen, Jan. 22, 2022. Internet access remained largely down for four

Yemenis struggle to maintain contact with loved ones amid attacks, internet blackout

A family prepares tea outside the Directorate of Disaster office where they are camped, in Herat, Afghanistan, on Nov. 29, 2021. The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people — who together would amount to the world’s fourth most-popul

US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking says the solution to the war in Yemen is diplomatic, not militaristic

People stand amid debris at the site of a deadly car bomb attack close to a security checkpoint outside Aden’s international airport, in the neighborhood of Khormaksar, in the southern city of Aden, Yemen

Coronavirus Conversations: The challenges of vaccinating people in conflict zones

As part of The World’s regular series of conversations on the pandemic with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with a panel of experts about the difficulties of vaccinating populations in conflict areas.

A family visits across the U.S.-Canada border at the Peace Arch Historical State Park as a cyclist rides past on the Canadian side, in Blaine, Wash.

US to reopen land borders next month to fully vaccinated people

Top of The World

The US will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel in November for people who are fully vaccinated. Also, the international community is looking for ways to help Afghans financially, while circumventing the Taliban government. And, Iran and Saudi Arabia are holding talks brokered by Iraq to repair ties and come to an agreement to end the war in Yemen.

A cargo ship and oil tanker ship sit idle while docked at the port of Hodeida, Yemen

A rusting oil tanker off Yemen’s coast is at risk of exploding. It could cut off humanitarian aid to millions.


Ben Huynh, a researcher at Stanford University, joined The World’s host Marco Werman from his home in California to discuss the potential disaster an oil spill could cause on the Red Sea coasts.

A woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen

World Food Program chief warns against famine in Yemen

Top of The World

UN food agency head warns against a famine in Yemen that would affect 16 million people. Also, new discriminatory COVID-19 travel rules by the UK anger India and some African nations. And the European Union wants smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile and other electronic devices.

Yemeni fighters look over a mound of soil lined with sandbags

Saudi Arabia is ‘desperate to get out’ of Yemen’s yearslong civil war


Saudi Arabia says it is ready to talk peace with Houthi rebels in Yemen. But Nadwa Dawsari, a nonresident scholar the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, says these negotiations have “nothing to do with peace.”