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2006-01-24 10:59:47

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has detained 19 people on suspicion of planning attacks against Westerners on the orders of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a state-run Web site said on Tuesday. The September 26 site (www.26sep.net) quoted government sources as saying those held would be questioned before possibly standing trial for planning "sabotage and terrorist attacks" in the port of Aden. "Several members of the group had returned from Iraq after Abu Musab...

2006-01-21 03:25:15

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left for Germany on Saturday for a medical check-up, the official news agency Saba said, without giving further details. The president, who is in his 60s, underwent medical tests in Germany in 2001 and 2002. Saleh, a career military officer, was leader of North Yemen for 13 years before becoming president of united Yemen in 1990.

2006-01-07 16:06:13

ROME (Reuters) - Five Italian tourists held hostage for almost a week in Yemen flew home on Saturday, vowing to return to the Arab state once they had recovered from their ordeal. "Yemen is a wonderful country, with wonderful people. We might wait awhile, but we will certainly go back," said Camilla Ramigni, who was seized on January 1 with four companions in the largely lawless, Marib province. Tribesmen released the group unharmed on Friday. Scores of tourists and foreigners...

2006-01-06 05:06:06

(Corrects attribution) By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for almost a week to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. Italy's ambassador to Yemen, Mario Buffo, confirmed that the tourists -- two men and three women -- were released unharmed and were expected to fly home soon. "Luckily everything went well. I am too happy," a relative of one of the hostages,...

2006-01-06 06:58:03

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for almost a week to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. Italy's ambassador to Yemen, Mario Buffo, confirmed that the tourists -- two men and three women -- were freed unharmed and were expected to fly home soon. "I am happy, happy, happy. I can't say anything else at the moment," Luca Bottillo, the son of Enzo Bottillo who was...

2006-01-06 04:33:50

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for almost a week to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. Italy's ambassador to Yemen, Mario Buffo, confirmed that the tourists -- two men and three women -- were released unharmed and were expected to fly home soon. "Luckily everything went well. I am too happy," one of the hostages, 51-year-old Piergiorgio Gamba, said in a phone...

2006-01-06 03:27:37

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for five days to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. "The meditation efforts worked. They were freed unharmed," one official told Reuters. Italy's ambassador to Yemen, Mario Buffo, said the tourists -- two men and three women -- would arrive in the capital Sanaa within an hour. The kidnapping of the Italians on Sunday was the...

2006-01-06 04:03:10

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed five Italian tourists on Friday after holding them for five days to press authorities to release jailed family members, Yemeni officials said. "The mediation efforts worked. They were freed unharmed," one official told Reuters. Italy's ambassador to Yemen, Mario Buffo, said the tourists -- two men and three women -- would arrive in the capital Sanaa within an hour. The kidnapping of the Italians on Sunday was the fourth...

2006-01-05 09:36:02

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Somalia's president and parliament speaker agreed on Thursday to end a rift that has paralyzed the anarchic nation, but a final declaration signed by the leaders did not say where the government would be based. President Abdullahi Yusuf and speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan have been arguing over whether the government, now based in a northern city, should be moved to the capital Mogadishu as stipulated by a transitional national charter. But...

2006-01-05 05:58:35

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Somalia's president and parliament speaker agreed on Thursday to end a rift that has paralyzed the anarchic nation, but a final declaration signed by the leaders did not say where the government would be based. President Abdullahi Yusuf and speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan have been arguing over whether the government, now based in a northern city, should be moved to the capital Mogadishu as stipulated by a transitional national charter. But...


Latest Yemen Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

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2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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2007-02-19 03:25:41

The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a species of chameleon found in the mountainous regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also called the Yemen Chameleon. These are expert tree climbers and tree dwellers. They have feet specially designed to grasp limbs and branches. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a dark olive drab. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow,...

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2005-06-15 13:34:08

The Veiled Chameleon is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemeni Chameleon. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on its mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a drab, dark olive color. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow, brown, and blue. Non breeding females as well as juvenile chameleons are generally a uniform green color...

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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.