AL-JAMHEER: Sanaa weekly, 10-9-98. [Archives:1998/37/Press Review]

September 14 1998

(Arab Ba’ath Socialist Party)   Main Headline:
1- Minister of Religious Guidance and Endowments – the only minister from an opposition party in a PGC-dominated government – resigns, because of the interference of influential people in the affairs of his ministry.
2- In a quid-pro-quo measure, the Yemeni authorities prevent Saudi trucks from entering Yemen. They have to unload at the border, and their cargo delivered into Yemen by Yemeni trucks.
3- Complaints rise of prevalent corruption in the judicial system.
4- Ba’ath Party Secretary General and Chairman of Parliament’s Presidium returns to Yemen following a conference of Arab parliamentarians in Mauritania.
5- Light and medium firearms were used in tribal clashes in Harib, Mareb, over the delineation of the border between tribal areas.
Article Summary:
Robbery on the Highway
A group of armed bandits intercepted on Sunday, August 30, a car belonging to the Internal Trade Company. The incident took place in the Nojaiba area, Taiz, on the Taiz-Hodeida road. The gang fired a hail of bullets, stopped the car and stole a huge sum of money, estimated at several million riyals.
The driver, Nabeel Abdulkhleq Suleiman, was arrested by the police and is still in detention; while, the real perpetrators are still at large. Similar otherincidents have taken place in this area, which lies between Haiss and Al-Mokha junction.