26 SEPTEMBER: Sanaa weekly, 7-5-98. [Archives:1998/19/Press Review]

May 11 1998

(Yemen Armed Forces)   Main Headline:
1- The President inaugurates a number of industrial plants and public service projects in Hodeida.
2- The President praises the high morale enjoyed by officers and troops at the Hodeida naval base.
3- Parliament discusses report on Mukallah incident by its Civil Liberties Committee.
4- Socialist Party secretary in Hadhramaut, Hassan Ba-Awm is accused by the prosecutor of inciting people to violence and causing the death of 2 men in Hadhramaut.
5- Council of Ministers adopts several measures to alleviate effects of the drop in world oil prices on the national economy.
Article Summary:
Mum Knifes Children
A Sanaa mother knifed 2 of her children to avenge herself on her husband who has been away working in Saudi Arabia for the last 4 years. She heard that he is going to marry another woman.
Waking up on the day of the crime, the mother burned her money, gold, and personal documents. She then used a kitchen knife to brutally slaughter Ahmed, 4, and Abdulmalik, 6. Somya, 5, and Afrah, 10, managed to run downstairs to tell their uncle who lives with his family on the ground floor. The killer mother has no recollection of the murders.