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Risking my life for coffee in Yemen

Mokhtar Alkhanshali had to avoid air strikes whilst setting up his new business
Mokhtar Alkhanshali is a young American who went back to his family's homeland in Yemen to work with the farmers there and try to get his coffee import business off the ground. He encountered all kinds of challenges including malaria, tape worm and air strikes. It was all very different to growing up in San Francisco. (Picture courtesy of Mokhtar Alkhanshali.)

War zones in watercolour

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad’s sketches of war zones have helped him cope with life on the frontline
Any reporter who's worked in a war zone probably has pretty much the same kit list: notebook, pens, camera, helmet and first aid kit. Not so many would take brushes and paints, but that's what one of the world's top war correspondents does. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad of the Guardian and Observer newspapers talks about his work on the front line. 

(Image: A sketch of Sanaa in Yemen. Credit: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad)

Yemen crisis: One year on

Yemen crisis: One year on
A year ago, we brought you the story of the desperate suffering in Yemen, the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. The conflict is now in its third year with Saudi led forces fighting Houthi rebels, and the situation is no better. Thousands of people have been killed and are threatened.
Yemen war: What happened to Saleem?
It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen's suffering. But where is he now?