26 SEPTEMBER: Sanaa weekly, 6-8-98. [Archives:1998/32/Press Review]

August 10 1998

(Yemen Armed Forces)   Main Headline:
1- The President: “This tribal conference [of people from the middle region] will be the nucleus of a general process of reconciliation that will solve blood feuds all over the country.”
2- Execution by hanging will be the punishment of whoever heads or is involved with a gang of abductors, looters or highwaymen.
3- The President directs that a cargo ship be given to the state-owned Economic Establishment to assist in its import and export transactions.
4- The Council of Ministers emphasizes the necessity of referring public employees who are registered in more than one government job to the general prosecutor.
5- Minister of Planning & Development announces a strategy to face challenges of the next century.
6- Minister of Defense meets US ambassador.
7- A new simplified customs system is introduced into Sanaa International Airport.
Article Summary:
World Bank & Reform By Iskandar Al-Asbahi
Many ordinary folk see the World Bank as an international organ set to further control and impoverish Third World countries. While others tend to exaggerate its abilities, portraying it is if it has a magic wand to cure all maladies.
Some experts believe that the World Bank aims to help developing countries get the optimum of their available natural resources in order to institute a viable economic and social development process.