AL-BALAGH: Sanaa weekly, 18-8-98. [Archives:1998/34/Press Review]

August 24 1998

[Islamic Action Movement (being formed)]   Main Headline:
1- The Ministry of Interior arrests a gang of 22 men for allegedly instigating bomb explosions in the south of the country.
2- An Ethiopian member of the Yemeni Socialist Party was arrested for bombing Al-Khair mosque in Sanaa. Two were killed and 26 injured in the explosion.
3- The Yemeni-Saudi border demarcation committee successfully concludes its activities in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
4- A Yemeni man, who killed two men in Mareb a year and a half ago and was tracked to Uzbekistan, was executed last Thursday.
5- Minister of Foreign Affairs investigates allegation of smuggling uranium and red mercury from Yemen to Israel via the Palestinian embassy in Sanaa.
6- The World Bank puts Yemen on the list of least developed countries.
Article Summary:
Rubbish Burned
Motorists and pedestrians passing through the Hayel Saeed Street in Sanaa were quite astonished to see huge mounds of rubbish being burned in the middle of the road. Smoke and fumes created havoc in the area. The private rubbish-collection companies and contractors do not seem to be doing their job. The municipal and health authorities, on the other hand, are wholly unconcerned.