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2005-12-29 03:32:17

SANAA (Reuters) - Landslides in Yemen have destroyed a small village near the capital Sanaa, killing at least 30 people including women and children with dozens more missing, officials said on Thursday. A Yemeni official said rocks had slid off a mountain late on Wednesday and collapsed into the al-Dhofair village -- about 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Sanaa -- destroying its 27 houses. Police cordoned off the area and are searching for survivors. State news agency Saba said tens...

2005-12-28 14:39:49

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - A former German government minister, his wife and three children were kidnapped in Yemen on Wednesday, local officials said, and one of their captors said their lives would be at risk if Yemen used force to free them. Germany's Foreign Ministry said former junior Foreign Minister Juergen Chrobog and four family members were missing in Yemen. A Yemeni official said the group were seized during a trip to the eastern Shabwa province from the port...

2005-12-23 23:47:03

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni tribesmen on Saturday freed two Austrian tourists who were kidnapped last week, a Yemeni official said. He said the Austrians were in good health and were now with police in the mountainous Marib province, where they were seized on Wednesday.

2005-12-21 14:47:29

SANAA (Reuters) - Two Austrian tourists were kidnapped in Yemen on Wednesday, a source close to the government said. Mediation efforts have already started to free the tourists who were kidnapped in mountainous province of Marib, east of the capital, Sanaa. Security forces have sealed off the area where they are believed to be held, the source said. Tribal sources said the kidnappers had taken the tourists hostage to pressure the government into releasing some members from the...

2005-12-12 09:50:57

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court began on Monday the trial of two men accused of trying to assassinate the U.S. ambassador to the Arab country with a hand grenade last year. "Houzam al-Maas and Khalid al-Halilah plotted in 2004 to kill the U.S. ambassador. They accumulated weapons, monitored his movements and tried to throw a hand grenade at him as he was entering a shop," a state prosecutor told the court. Maas pleaded guilty to attempting to kill the ambassador, but told the state...

2005-10-15 10:51:03

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Saturday it has asked neighboring Saudi Arabia to extradite Abdullah al-Asnaj, a prominent exiled opposition figure, accusing him of subversive activities. "We have asked the kingdom to hand over Asnaj based on the ... agreement between the two countries which prohibits each state from allowing any political or media activity against the other," Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi told Reuters. Asnaj, a former foreign minister, left Yemen for...

2005-10-13 09:33:32

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen is holding two men for allegedly trying to assassinate the U.S. ambassador to the Arab country a year ago, a government-run Web site said on Thursday. The main suspect had attempted to throw a hand grenade at the ambassador at a shopping center in the capital Sanaa, said the Web site of the September 26 newspaper, which is published by Yemen's armed forces. The two suspects were being questioned and could be brought to trial soon, it said. Yemen, the...

2005-09-27 04:47:36

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said Sanaa had asked Washington in a letter to drop the charges against Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party. "If there is any evidence against Sheikh Zindani, it should be submitted to the Yemeni government, which will shoulder its responsibility and take legal action,"...

2005-09-27 00:43:09

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen said on Monday it has urged the United States to remove a prominent Yemeni cleric from a list of terrorism suspects. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said Sanaa had asked Washington in a letter to drop the charges against Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party. "If there is any evidence against Sheikh Zindani, it should be submitted to the Yemeni government, which will shoulder its responsibility and take legal action,"...

2005-09-25 06:38:24

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Sunday ordered an amnesty for all jailed supporters of a slain Shi'ite rebel cleric who waged an insurgency against the state last year. Yemeni forces have killed and arrested hundreds of loyalists of Hussein al-Houthi, who led a radical group that wants to install Shi'ite clerical rule and preaches violence against the United States and Israel. Some Houthi supporters are on trial. It was not clear if they would be freed under...


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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