26_September [Archives:2007/1066/Press Review]

July 9 2007

Thursday, July 5
Main Headlines

– Several military and police officers promoted to higher ranks under republican decree

– Lebanese government condemn terrorist attacks in Balqis Temple in Marib

– Government heightens security in tourist sites and important installations to confront any terrorist attacks

– Yemen to host meeting of the Somali Committee for Constitution Formulation

– Members of National Anti-Corruption Authority sworn in before President

Members of the National Anti-corruption Authority were sworn in on Wednesday before Preisdent Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni Army's organ reported. It added that the president then chaired the first meeting of the authority that consists of eleven members, expressing his happiness to chair the meeting. “I am happy to chair the first meeting of the authority and congratulate all members of the authority for the confidence they got from parliament and personally from me to combat corruption.””

Saleh gave the authority all the powers to conduct field visits and obtain reports from all the state's institutions. “”We are confident of all the state's institutions but corruption could be found in any office. The phenomenon of the rampant corruption necessitates high responsibility and total commitment in order to be eradicated