The Emirati government has reportedly threatened to withdraw all of its forces from Yemen if Saudi Arabia continues to back Hadi (Middle East Monitor, March 7). Despite this threatened withdrawal, Saudi Arabia has shown no inclination to change course. In Aden, the war within the war seems to be intensifying as a former governor of Aden, Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, has announced that he has formed a governing council that will administer the south, with him acting as president
al-Mandi – into focus. Late last month, Dr. Khaled Hukmi, a surgeon fellow at the University Medical Center in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, presented the findings of his study on throat cancers. According to Dr. Hukmi, there is a clear and present link between throat cancer and the popular Yemeni dish. Per the results of his study, the dish popular throughout the Middle East contains “nitrozamin”, a carcinogenic chemical.
“The chaste woman is a woman which protects her virginity. She walks close to the wall in the street looking down and not making eye contact with other men. She doesn’t raise her voice because men should not hear her voice. She doesn’t wear something attractive to seduce men. She doesn’t wear perfume because it is forbidden. If a man smells her perfume it is as if she committed adultery with him. A woman’s place is at home to take care of the family and make her husband happy.”