Abubakr Al-Shamahi

Abubakr Al-Shamahi

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

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

Opinion

New 'parallel revolution' against corruption

The culture of corruption in Yemen may be changing as protests and strikes unite people across the country.

New 'parallel revolution' against corruption

Egypt

Tawakkol Karman: Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The first female Arab winner of the prize is a Yemeni protest leader, journalist, politician, and mother.

Tawakkol Karman: Nobel Peace Prize laureate

US & Canada

The irrelevance of Anwar Al-Awlaki

Anwar Al-Awlaki's death brought about rounds of applause in the US administration, but in Yemen he remains unknown.

The irrelevance of Anwar Al-Awlaki

Libya

Explaining the silence on Yemen

Western media have largely ignored Yemen's uprisings, because of the state's complexity and the lack of experts.

Explaining the silence on Yemen

US & Canada

Taking a chance on a democratic Yemen

The Yemeni youth movement represents the country's best chance for democracy - but it needs outside support to succeed.

Taking a chance on a democratic Yemen