Rebel-held Yemen capital hosts women’s pool tourney

THE Yemeni capital of Sanaa this week hosted its first women’s pool tournament since its takeover by Shia rebels plunged the country into a devastating war.

Organised by the women’s section of the Yemeni billiard sports federation, the tournament drew 16 participants, most of them in their 20s, ready to challenge the taboos of a deeply patriarchal society.