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2006-02-27 05:44:37

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni firing squad executed on Monday a man convicted of killing three U.S. Christian missionaries in the country in 2002, the state news agency said. The Saba news agency said Abed Abdel Razzak Kamel was put to death in the southern Ibb province, where he had shot dead a doctor and her two colleagues at a Baptist mission hospital. Kamel had said that he had committed the killings to get closer to God and take revenge on Christians and Americans. Martha Myers,...

2006-02-26 03:04:55

DUBAI (Reuters) - Three al Qaeda inmates who were part of a group that tunnelled out of a Yemeni jail this month have given themselves up to the authorities, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in remarks published on Sunday. Saleh told al-Hayat Arabic-language newspaper that security forces were also in contact with other fugitives among the group of 23 militants that escaped from a Sanaa jail in February. He did not give any details about the escapees that had surrendered. "So far,...

2006-02-23 02:53:36

SANAA (Reuters) - The United States has formally asked Yemen to arrest a prominent hardline Yemeni cleric who is on U.S. and U.N. lists of terrorism suspects, state Web sites said on Thursday. The Web site of Yemen's ruling party, Almotamar.net, said the request came in a letter from President George W. Bush to his Yemeni counterpart Ali Abdullah Saleh. It said the letter requested Yemen freeze the assets of Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, a leader of a main Islamic opposition party,...

2006-02-22 05:31:36

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen on Wednesday put on trial 17 men, including five Saudis, charged with planning attacks against U.S. interests in the country on the orders of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The prosecutor said the defendants had planned to carry out "criminal attacks" to avenge the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's killing of a top al Qaeda operative in 2002. He said they had travelled to Iraq and then returned to Yemen in 2004 to "carry out their...

2006-02-15 14:56:57

SANAA (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Yemen has urged Americans in the Arab country to be more security-conscious after 23 militants, including 13 al Qaeda convicts, broke out of jail earlier this month. "(The) escape of 23 convicted and suspected al Qaeda operatives from a Sanaa prison has highlighted the need for Americans to review their personal security practices," said a statement dated February 14 posted on the embassy Web site. "While the U.S. embassy has no information of an...

2006-02-15 05:47:02

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities charged three journalists with denigrating Islam on Wednesday after closing their newspapers for republishing satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Prosecutors demanded the journalists be jailed for a year or pay a fine of 10,000 rials ($51.10). "These journalists have published the cartoons that insulted Islam," a prosecutor told the court. The three journalists, who said their intention in printing the cartoons was to help defend Islam,...

2006-02-13 05:40:57

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court on Monday began the trial of a senior al Qaeda suspect charged with funding militants in the Arab state, which has been embarrassed by a recent al Qaeda jail break. Mohammad Hamdi al-Ahdal, named as al Qaeda's number two in Yemen, was charged with forming an armed gang, financing al Qaeda militants and involvement in the deaths of 18 Yemeni soldiers. Ahdal, also known as Abu Asem al-Macci, denied the charges. Ahdal, 35, was the aide of al Qaeda...

2006-02-09 10:07:04

(Please read in second paragraph ... was Jamal Badawi, the ... instead of ... was Jaber Elbaneh.) A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to recapture al Qaeda prison escapees if they try to flee by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. Among the 23 prisoners who escaped through a tunnel last week was Jamal Badawi, the mastermind of the bomb attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000,...

2006-02-09 12:10:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to recapture al Qaeda prison escapees if they try to flee by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. Among the 23 prisoners who escaped through a tunnel hollowed under their Sanaa prison last week was Jamal Badawi, the mastermind of the bomb attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, the Pentagon said in a statement from Manama, Bahrain. The Navy ships are part of Combined...

2006-02-09 11:31:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to recapture al Qaeda prison escapees if they try to flee by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. Among the 23 prisoners who escaped through a tunnel hollowed under their Sanaa prison last week was Jamal Badawi, the mastermind of the bomb attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, the Pentagon said in a statement from Manama, Bahrain. The Navy ships are part of Combined...


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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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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