Omar Mashjari
Omar Mashjari is a British-Yemeni writer, law student and Arab politics commentator.

Entries by Omar Mashjari

HSBC: The World's Not-So-Friendly Bank

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2014 | (03:44)

Distaste towards business of banking by the general public is not a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination. However it seems that one particular bank has out-done itself by managing to attract the fury of Muslims across the country. HSBC, or 'the world's local bank' as they choose...

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Refugees in Yemen: First the Africans, Now the Syrians

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2013 | (03:25)

Yemen faces multiple threats on many fronts; whether it is al-Qaeda's lingering presence, the Southern separatist movement, Houthi Shiite Rebels or the underreported Food Crisis. Yemen has no shortage of crises. Indeed, every day the fragile 'Unity' Government must fight for its survival, as evidenced by the recent assassination attempt...

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US Military Intervention in Syria: Kosovo revisited

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2013 | (00:25)

Over two years later since the conflict started and with a reported 100,000 already killed, the latest from the Obama Administration is that the US will proceed with a military intervention in Syria, even without British support. Crossing Obama's 'red line', al-Assad's reported use of chemical weapons on 21st of...

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Are The Friends of Yemen Hungry For Change?

(1) Comments | Posted 26 September 2012 | (14:53)

For 33 years the majority of Yemenis accepted that change in their country was an unlikely occurrence. Now post-'revolution', Yemenis not only desire change but much more than that; they are actively seeking change. In particular a change in their own circumstances and living conditions, deprived of the most freedoms...

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Is Somalia Destined for Foreign Intervention?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 August 2012 | (01:45)

Somalia, known as the world's most famous failed state is currently in the midst of pivotal change; with impending elections and increased interest by the West, Somalia's is not only on the agenda of world leaders, but its future also seems more brighter than it has in a long time....

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Yemen's Food Crisis: 10 Million Starving

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2012 | (03:27)

With the world's media attention focused on Yemen's fight against Al-Qaeda, you would probably be forgiven for not knowing that Yemenis are facing the worst hunger crisis since records began. The term 'food insecurity' is increasingly being associated with the once self-sufficient but improvised Yemen. In fact over 44% of...

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Is Yemen Really 'More of a Threat Than Afghanistan' ?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2011 | (15:50)

Until recently, Arabia's poorest country; Yemen has often been overlooked by the west & out shadowed by its mighty Gulf neighbours. Seemingly, times have changed and now Yemen is once again at the forefront of western & regional priorities, the likes of Saudi Arabia have finally realised that to ensure...

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The future of the Yemeni Revolution after the Sanaa Massacre?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2011 | (03:59)

Days of violence in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have culminated with the death of nearly one hundred people and a fragile ceasefire that has left the country both shaken and in a state of mourning. Much of images leaked from the 'Sanaa Massacre', have been too graphic to broadcast...

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Have the UK riots Broken Britain?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2011 | (18:33)

The riots that not only set ablaze our tv screens but also the landmarks of London have come to an end. But after everything; all the violence, all the looting and the quick disregard of society's morals, we are left both tainted as Brits and not quite sure how/why it...

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