The British-Yemeni Society

Our new website

Dear Members,

The British-Yemeni Society is proud to announce the launch of its new website. As was noted by our outgoing chairman Dr Noel Brehony at this year's Annual General Meeting, the Society felt the need to update and modernise its online presence owing to increased public interest in Yemen and the need for the BYS to properly advertise the breadth of its activities.

You can find our new website in this address :

We would like to invite you to peruse the functions of the new website, and e-mail us any comments, suggestions (especially of useful weblinks), or corrections you may have to the e-mail

B-YS Chairman Dr Robert Wilson and the Executive Committee would like to extend their thanks and gratitude on behalf of the Society to Brian Whitaker who managed our existing website in theal-bab.comgateway for more than a decade. We would also like to thank Tom Fallowfield, our new web designer, and his team at for the sterling job they did in creating the new website over the past six months. Thanks go also to Thanos Petouris, until recently a member of the Executive Committee, who has overseen the development of our site and will continue to maintain it for the time being.

Members will also note that the new website contains a Directory of Expertise section. This has been created in response to increased requests from the media and other organisations for expert comment on different Yemeni issues. Any member of the Society who wishes to be included in the Directory should fill in the attached form and e-mail it together with a photographic portrait of themselves Please click onDirectory form to download the form.

We hope that you will enjoy using the new website, and that we will be able to continue to recruit new members and inform the public on Yemen with the help of this new tool.