In the patriarchal and deeply religious culture of Yemen, every revolt against the father is likewise a revolt against God. Now, however, the younger generation has discovered ways and means to avoid paternal authority, writes Michael RoesMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of "Islamic State". UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.