Latest Yemen Stories

2006-07-26 16:44:15

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities in six states on Wednesday arrested 44 suspected members of an international drug ring that smuggled more than 25 tons of the stimulant khat worth more than $10 million from Africa to U.S. cities.

2006-07-20 14:19:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a free trade pact with the Gulf Arab state of Oman, after a debate focused on the safety of U.S. ports and protections for Omani workers.

2006-06-29 17:40:29

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Funds are flowing into Somalia from Saudi Arabia and Yemen to support the Islamic Courts movement that seized the capital Mogadishu this month, said a senior U.S. official on Thursday.

2006-06-17 09:17:30

SANAA (Reuters) - The family of a Yemeni prisoner said to have committed suicide at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison is refusing to bury him, demanding an investigation into his death, the family lawyer said on Saturday. U.S.

2006-04-19 04:09:54

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court jailed 14 Yemeni Islamists on Wednesday for planning to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners.

2006-04-16 08:35:41

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy denied reports on Sunday that a U.S.-flagged yacht had been attacked by pirates off the coast of Yemen.

2006-04-16 07:05:22

ROME (Reuters) - A U.S.-flagged yacht with three people aboard was attacked by pirates wielding rocket launchers off the coast of Yemen, the Italian Coastguard said on Sunday after an Italian freight ship reported a distress call. "Around 9.45 a.m.

2006-04-15 10:27:32

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen charged two men on Saturday with helping an al Qaeda-linked group on trial accused of planning attacks against U.S. interests in the country.

2006-04-05 10:40:00

Three men newly freed from jail in Yemen have given detailed accounts to Amnesty International that suggest they may previously have been held at a secret U.S. prison in Eastern Europe, the rights group said on Wednesday.

2006-03-15 20:43:55

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - When Saudi intellectuals got together this month to discuss reforming the education system, they needed armed security officers to protect them.

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...

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...

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,...

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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