Al Sahwa

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Al Sahwa
Type Weekly newspaper
Editor-in-chief Rajeh Badi
Founded 1986; 31 years ago (1986)
Political alignment Islamist
Language Arabic
Headquarters Sana'a
Website Al Sahwa

Al Sahwa (meaning The Awakening in English) is an Arabic weekly newspaper published in Sana'a, Yemen.

History and profile[edit]

Al Sahwa was established in 1986.[1] It is one of the official media outlets of the Islah Party or Al Islah.[1][2] The paper has a website.[3] Although the paper is published weekly on Thursdays,[4] its website is updated daily.[2] Rajeh Badi is the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[4]

The paper describes itself as the voice of Islamic movement in the country.[1] Therefore, it offers the analysis of news from an Islamic angle.[4]

The paper's online version was the 17th most visited website for 2010 in the MENA region.[5]

The offices of Al Sahwa in Sana'a was attacked by gunmen in May 2011.[6][7] The attacks were allegedly carried out by the Yemeni military forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Sheila Carapico (18 January 2007). Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia. Cambridge University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-521-03482-1. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Barak A. Salmoni; Bryce Loidolt; Madeleine Wells (28 April 2010). Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon. Rand Corporation. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8330-4974-2. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Steps Up Drone Strikes, Kills Al-Qaida Suspects in Yemen". Newsmax. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Al Sahwa". Infoasaid. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Government Raids Suhail TV Station and Newspaper". Yemen Post. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Yemen shells TV station, news agency, online newspaper". Committee to Protect Journalists. New York. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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