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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...

2006-01-03 03:39:09

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni rescue workers have so far recovered the bodies of 65 villagers killed in last week's landslide, and officials said on Tuesday that the toll was set to rise as dozens remain missing. Rocks slid off a mountain and crushed 27 houses in al-Dhofair village, about 20 km (12 miles) southwest of the capital Sanaa. Eight villagers were pulled out alive from under the rubble, but rescuers said they did not expect to find any more survivors so many days after the...

2006-01-03 03:30:10

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Somalia's president and parliament speaker have agreed in principle to move the government to Mogadishu, which could end a rift that has almost paralyzed the administration, Yemeni officials said on Tuesday. President Abdullahi Yusuf and speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan are holding talks in the Yemeni port city of Aden and could reach a final agreement on the move by Wednesday, they added. A group led by Yusuf, who has no real support in the capital, set up...

2006-01-02 16:55:49

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Tribesmen who kidnapped five Italians warned the Yemeni government on Monday they would kill the captives if any attempt was made to free them by force. The kidnapping of the Italians on Sunday was the fourth time in less than two months that Western tourists had been seized, sparking fears of a return to a wave of abductions that swept Yemen several years ago. Security forces and army units have surrounded the remote area in the mountainous...

2006-01-02 07:23:42

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen appointed on Monday a senior army officer and seasoned hostage negotiator to lead talks with tribesmen who have kidnapped five Italian tourists, officials said. Sunday's kidnapping was the fourth of Western tourists in less than two months and revived fears of a return to the wave of abductions that swept the impoverished country several years ago. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has vowed to crack down on the kidnappers, and...

2006-01-01 17:03:06

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities negotiated with tribesmen holding Italian tourists hostage, and three women returned to the captors after being freed on Sunday to try to secure the release of two remaining men, officials said. The kidnapping of the five Italians, which followed the abduction of five Germans, prompted the sacking of governors in the two provinces where the Western tourists were seized. Yemeni officials earlier said the three women had been...

2006-01-01 16:31:50

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Three Italian women abducted by Yemeni tribesmen returned to their captors shortly after they were freed on Sunday to try and secure the release of two men in their tourist group, a Yemeni official said. Yemeni officials earlier said the three women had been freed and that the authorities were negotiating to gain the release of the two male tourists. But one official later said they had decided to return to the tribesmen upon learning after being handed over...

2006-01-01 14:23:57

By Mohamed Sudam ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities negotiated to gain the release of two Italian tourists after tribesmen freed three Italian women hours after seizing the group on Sunday, officials said. The kidnapping of the five Italians, which followed the abduction of five Germans, prompted the sacking of governors in the two provinces where the Western tourists were seized. The Italians' kidnapping came hours after Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh pledged to...

2006-01-01 11:51:47

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen freed three Italian women who were among a group of five Italian tourists they kidnapped on Sunday to press for the release of kinsmen held by the authorities, a Yemeni official said. "Negotiations have started toward the peaceful release of the two remaining Italian men," the security official told Reuters. In Rome, Italy's foreign ministry confirmed the kidnapping of the Italians and said the Italian embassy in Sanaa was working with Yemeni...

2006-01-01 09:26:00

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped five Italian tourists on Sunday to press for the release of fellow tribe members held by the authorities, a Yemeni official said. "Tribesmen stopped the vehicle the tourists were traveling in and abducted them," the security official told Reuters. The five were kidnapped in the eastern province of Maarib, about 170 km (106 miles) east of the capital Sanaa. Kidnappers, members of a tribe that has carried out similar abductions in the past,...


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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