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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.
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces have recaptured three al Qaeda inmates who were part of a group that tunnelled out of jail in the Arab country last month, a government official said on Monday. "Authorities arrested three of the al Qaeda escapees in Sanaa on Sunday," the official told Reuters.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women made up 16.3 percent of the membership of parliaments worldwide at the end of 2005, edging up from 15.7 percent a year earlier, the Inter-Parliamentary Union reported on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.