AL-AYYAM: Aden bi-weekly, 11-3-98. [Archives:1998/11/Press Review]

March 16 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- People in Hadhramaut respond positively to the President’s call to ‘close the dossiers of the past.’
2- Yemeni exile, Abdullah Al-Asnaj: “Our duty obliges us to start the process of national reconciliation.”
3- Yemen loses $250 million due to drop in oil prices.
4- Heavy rains in Hodeida cause extensive damage to property and loss of livestock.
5- Oil Workers’ syndicate intends to call for a strike at Hunt drilling sites in Mareb to demand better pay and bonuses.
Article Summary:
Al-Ayyam Receives Plot of Land
Upon a directive by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Al-Ayyam newspaper has officially received a plot of land that was allocated for building its new premises. Located in Crater, Aden, the plot of land was designated by the Investment Committee for Al-Ayyam newspaper. But some corrupt individuals tried to usurp the land and grant it to other people during the early 1990s.
Al-Ayyam considers the Presidents directive a big support for the independent press, emphasizing Yemen’s progress in respecting democracy and freedom of the press. The newspaper expresses its gratitude to the president and the Aden governor and chief of security for their cooperation in implementing the President’s directive.