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2009-04-07 19:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latin Node Inc. (Latinode), a privately held Florida corporation, pleaded guilty today to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with improper payments in Honduras and Yemen, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division announced. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge Paul Courtney Huck in the Southern District of Florida, Latinode pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging a...

2008-10-20 12:00:27

Total, an integrated oil and gas company, has signed an agreement with the Korea National Oil Corporation to farm into the onshore exploration Block 70 in Yemen with an interest of 30.875%. The agreement has been approved by the Yemeni Ministry of Oil and Minerals. Block 70, which covers an area of 1,367sqkm, is located in the southeastern part of central Yemen's Marib Basin. Following the farm-in, Total has a 30.875% interest in the block, alongside the Korea National Oil Corporation...

2008-09-28 21:00:18

A disabled smugglers' boat loaded with Somali refugees drifted into Yemeni coastal waters but not before at least 52 people died, U.N. officials said Sunday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said another 71 people were still alive when the vessel was spotted by coast guard crews Sept. 21, CNN reported. The refugees, ages 2-40, had been adrift without food or water for 18 days, officials for the U.N. agency's Yemeni office said. The agency said the survivors -- who had...

2008-09-18 18:00:21

By Pamela Hess; Matthew Lee WASHINGTON - A sophisticated bombing plot carried out against the U.S. Embassy in Yemen brings increased urgency to fears that Muslim extremists are gathering strength in that nation and could make it a headquarters for terrorism. The attack at the perimeter of the compound, which killed 16 people, including six assailants, follows a March mortar attack on the embassy and two attacks against Yemen's presidential compound in late April. "There's an ongoing...

2008-09-18 18:00:21

By MARK ELLIS A TERROR assault on an American embassy yesterday left at least 16 dead. Last night the US State Department said the "vicious" attack in the Yemen capital Sanaa bore all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda operation. Militants tried to storm the US compound with automatic weapons and rocketpropelled grenades. They failed to breach the fortified walls but two suicide car bombs went off at a security checkpoint and gunmen battled with guards for around 10 minutes. The dead...

2008-09-18 09:00:14

From wire reports SAN'A, Yemen A well-coordinated attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital Wednesday morning left 16 people dead, including a newly wed American woman, but the attack ultimately was thwarted by security barriers and Yemeni soldiers, six of whom died in a car-bomb explosion and an ensuing gun battle. The attackers failed to breach the well-guarded compound's gates and get close to the building that houses U.S. officials. An obscure group called Islamic Jihad,...

2008-09-18 09:10:00

By Paul Schemm and Ahmed al-Haj Associated Press SAN'A, Yemen -- Militants linked to al-Qaida launched a brazen attack against the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital Wednesday, firing automatic weapons and setting off grenades and a car bomb in a furious fusillade that failed to breach the walls but killed 16 people, including a newly wed New York woman. It was the deadliest direct assault on a U.S. Embassy in a decade, claiming the lives of six attackers, six Yemeni guards and four...

2008-09-17 18:00:07

By AHMED AL-HAJ SAN'A, Yemen - A car bomb exploded at the front gate of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital today, killing six Yemeni guards and four civilians, officials said. No American personnel were reported hurt. Several "secondary explosions" followed the first blast, the embassy said in a statement. A Yemeni security official said the compound was hit by two car bombs, followed by heavy gunfire that lasted about 10 minutes. Six attackers, including a suicide bomber wearing an...

2008-09-17 09:00:07

Text of report by state-owned Yemeni TV on 17 September At 1147 gmt, state-owned Yemen TV ran the following ticker bar informing citizens of what happened earlier in the morning during the attack on the US embassy. "This morning, security forces foiled a double suicide car bombing that targeted the US embassy in San'a. During the hostile operation, six security forces guarding the embassy were martyred and three others were injured. Moreover, four citizens were martyred, including a...

2008-09-15 06:00:28

Text of report by state-run Yemeni news agency Saba website [Unattributed report: "After entering the air space with no permission, a US plane is forced by the Yemeni aviation authorities to land at Sana'a airport"] An international Sana'a Airport source said that the airport's aviation authorities forced a plane registered in the United States to land at the airport yesterday[13 September] evening, because it entered the Yemeni airspace without advance permission. The source, who...


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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