Abubakr Al-Shamahi

Abubakr Al-Shamahi

Abubakr Al-Shamahi is a British-Yemeni journalist. Follow him on Twitter: @abubakrabdullah 

Literature

Poet Threa Almontaser's 'love letter to Yemen'

The Yemeni-American poet on her Walt Whitman Award-winning book, The Wild Fox of Yemen.

Poet Threa Almontaser's 'love letter to Yemen'

Yemen

Yemen coronavirus cases expected to surge as UN aid dries up

UN warns the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Yemen could surpass that from five years of devastating war.

Yemen coronavirus cases expected to surge as UN aid dries up

United States

Once recession-proof, US trucking is squeezed by coronavirus

Lockdowns to stem the spread of COVID-19 are reducing loads for truckers as well as the rates they are paid.

Once recession-proof, US trucking is squeezed by coronavirus

IMF

Can the IMF overcome US roadblocks to give aid to Iran?

A reserve asset created by the IMF could provide the Fund a workaround to US objections to an aid package for Iran.

Can the IMF overcome US roadblocks to give aid to Iran?

Coronavirus pandemic

Could coronavirus-induced recession be more deadly than disease?

How the economic downturn impacts life expectancy could boil down to the role you play in the global economy.

Could coronavirus-induced recession be more deadly than disease?

Yemen

After five years of war in Yemen, battles continue to rage

Houthi rebels have tightened their grip on northern Yemen in recent months, pushing deeper into Marib province.

After five years of war in Yemen, battles continue to rage

Business & Economy

UK regional inequality 'jeopardises future generations': Report

The UK must 'go big or go home' if it wants to tackle inequality, said the former head of the civil service.

UK regional inequality 'jeopardises future generations': Report

United Kingdom

Johnson's spending spree challenges Conservative fiscal orthodoxy

New Conservative voters are expecting investment in deprived areas, and Boris Johnson likes big-spending projects.

Johnson's spending spree challenges Conservative fiscal orthodoxy

Brexit

Brexit has only just begun, says think-tank

Trade experts say only a basic UK-EU trade deal is possible by 2021, but some economists point to Brexit's benefits.

Brexit has only just begun, says think-tank

Europe

What price will the developing world pay for Brexit?

If Brexit Britain turns into a tax haven, the impact of capital flight will be dramatic, say campaigners.

What price will the developing world pay for Brexit?

Inequality

With Harry out, the royal family may have to change its ways

If Harry and Meghan show that royals can survive without public money, then what happens to the other royals?

With Harry out, the royal family may have to change its ways

Opinion

Blessing in disguise: End of Saudi aid to Yemen

Some welcome the news as an opportunity for Yemen to gain its independence from Saudi's debilitating influence.

Blessing in disguise: End of Saudi aid to Yemen