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2005-08-08 04:00:35

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court on Monday jailed six men for plotting to blow up the British and Italian missions and the French cultural center in Sanaa. The men, who include a Kuwaiti of Iraqi origin and two Syrians, were also convicted of forming an armed group with links to al Qaeda after a trial which began in March. The court acquitted two defendants. The rest were sentenced to jail terms ranging from three months to four years. "Long live justice," cried the two Yemenis who were...

2005-08-07 04:38:08

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen began the trial on Sunday of four Iraqis charged with plotting to bomb the U.S. and British embassies in the capital Sanaa in 2003. The four defendants, one being tried in absentia, were also charged with spying for the government of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Security sources said three of the defendants were arrested in 2003 with bags of explosives in their possession. The men had worked as teachers in Yemen since 2002. The three Iraqis who were...

2005-07-31 08:38:42

SANAA (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to hand over to Yemen seven Yemenis detained at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay base, the Arab state's foreign minister said on Sunday. Abubakr al-Qirbi told Reuters that Yemeni authorities received official notification about the handover, but that a date had yet to be set. Qirbi said Washington had told Sanaa there were 107 Yemenis among about 510 detainees at the U.S. base in Cuba. Another official said a Yemeni security team was finalizing...

2005-07-22 07:18:29

By Mohamed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces backed by tanks surrounded mosques and government buildings on Friday to try to thwart fresh protests after two days of riots over fuel price hikes killed more than 20 people. The increase, which went into effect on Wednesday, set off the country's worst riots since 1998 and drew fire from opposition parties and a leading cleric. In his Friday sermon, Grand Mosque preacher Sheikh Akram al-Rukaihi, said the government should have...

2005-07-21 16:32:32

By Mohamed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and scores were injured on Thursday in a second day of clashes between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting against fuel price rises. In the capital Sanaa, tanks and armored vehicles took up positions round the presidential palace, government ministries and oil sector offices. It was the first time tanks had been seen in Sanaa since the rioting broke out on Wednesday. Analysts said the riots posed a challenge to the...

2005-07-21 12:31:11

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 20 were injured in a second day of clashes on Thursday between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting against fuel price rises. In the capital Sanaa, tanks and armored vehicles took up positions round the presidential palace, government ministries and oil sector offices. It was the first time tanks had been seen in Sanaa since the rioting broke out on Wednesday. Analysts said the riots posed a challenge to the...

2005-07-21 08:59:55

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a second day of violent clashes on Thursday between Yemeni security forces and rioters protesting at fuel price hikes. In the capital Sanaa, tanks and armored vehicles took up positions around the presidential palace, government ministries and oil offices. It was the first time tanks have been seen in Sanaa since the rioting broke out on Wednesday. Protesters clashed with anti-riot police and security forces in...

2005-07-21 07:16:55

SANAA (Reuters) - At least nine Yemenis died in violent clashes over fuel price hikes erupting across the country for a second day on Thursday, witnesses said. They said two policemen were among the casualties in the northern province of Saada. Two civilians also died in the eastern province of Marib. Earlier on Thursday, three people were killed when police fired at protesters trying to storm government oil facilities in the Red Sea port town of Houdeida. Two people died in the southern...

2005-07-20 10:25:23

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed in clashes with police in Yemen on Wednesday after rioters smashed government offices and set fires in response to a sharp rise in fuel prices. The clashes were the heaviest death toll in Yemen protests since 1998 when 34 people died in two weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes over price hikes. Thousands of protesters in the capital, Sanaa, smashed furniture in government offices, blocked roads with flaming tires,...

2005-07-20 07:47:49

By Mohammed Sudam SANAA (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in clashes with police in Yemen on Wednesday after rioters threw stones and set fires in streets to protest against subsidy cuts that nearly doubled petrol prices, witnesses said. Thousands of protesters in the capital, Sanaa, smashed furniture in government offices, blocked roads with flaming tires, and knocked out electricity transformers in some areas. Police fired shots to disperse protesters hurling stones at the...


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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