Meanwhile, the Huthis have continued to up their own media campaign and have just released the first issue of the optimistically entitled Good Tidings of Victory: The Voice of the Mujahidin. The inaugural issue is available for download here. Both al-Menpar and al-Faloja are back up after some time off-line.
I also have an interview on water in Yemen over at the Natural Security blog from the Center for New American Security. My thanks to Will Rogers for turning my rambling answers into something coherent.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat is reporting on recent clashes between the Huthis and security forces in both Sa'dah and 'Amran that claimed the lives of 26. (I think this also includes some tribal forces that have been fighting, but the al-Sharq al-Awsat article is silent on that dimension.) The article does mention the death of Salih al-Malawi, whose funeral procession was attended by President Salih and many others. The al-Sharq al-Awsat piece also lists the name of 4 al-Huthi commanders that were supposedly killed.
Finally two other links - neither of which I have read yet, but both of which are in my pile for today - first is this interview with Husayn al-Ahmar and second is this piece on al-Qaeda and the attempted assassination of Muhammad bin Nayif from Abdilah al-Shay'a.
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It's one of the most consistent patterns in the unviverse. What causes it?
- Spinning discs are everywhere – just look at our solar system, the rings of Saturn, and all the spiral galaxies in the universe.
- Spinning discs are the result of two things: The force of gravity and a phenomenon in physics called the conservation of angular momentum.
- Gravity brings matter together; the closer the matter gets, the more it accelerates – much like an ice skater who spins faster and faster the closer their arms get to their body. Then, this spinning cloud collapses due to up and down and diagonal collisions that cancel each other out until the only motion they have in common is the spin – and voila: A flat disc.
Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.
- At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
- See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
- There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
Do you have a magnetic compass in your head?
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