26 SEPTEMBER: Sanaa weekly, 27-8-98. [Archives:1998/35/Press Review]

August 31 1998

(Yemen Armed Forces)   Main Headline:
1- The President visits Al-Jawf and meets its community leaders and political figures: “We must carry on with stability, development, and solidarity.”
2- There are 27 blocks still available for oil exploration and investment.
3- Chief of Passport and Nationality Office, Dr. Najad: “The new Yemeni passport is almost impossible to falsify.”
4- Aden water and sewerage project will soon be launched at a cost of DM 75 million, to be provided by the German government.
Article Summary:
Yemen Fights Terrorism
The Minister of the Interior said the Yemeni government has already requested the Saudi authorities to extradite the original holder of a Yemeni passport, which was used by one of the suspects in the US embassy bombing in Kenya.
The Minister also denied allegations by some opposition newspapers that the US government has asked Yemen to give information about foreigners holding Yemeni passports.
On another level, he indicated that the campaign to rid major Yemeni towns and cities of firearms is already bearing fruits. A large number of unlicensed weapons have already been confiscated, he announced.