Al-Mithaq [Archives:2007/1078/Press Review]

August 20 2007

Monday, August 13
Main Headlines

– Wounded ruling party secretary general returns home following medical checkups

– Economic Corporation Director: We set mechanism to sell flour and wheat to consumers at cost price

– Organizations concerned with children discuss Yemen's childhood issues at a workshop

– International welcome to enhancing health system in Yemen, says Health Minister

– Human Rights Ministry receives up to 400 complaints within 8 months

– Oil and Minerals Minister confirms availability of gas in markets

– Sa'ada committee sets 20-day time lime to execute agreement

The presidential committee set up to monitor the Sa'ada ceasefire set a 20-day time limit to carry out the agreement aimed at ending the sedition in Sa'ada, the ruling party-affiliated weekly reported in a front page article. The news paper added that the committee and the Qatari team said that this date was “final and fixed.” The two sides must announce their acceptance of the 20-day limit within 48 hours.

It went on to say that the deal sets dates for the Al-Houthis surrendering their strongholds on several mountains in order to allow the army to regain control of the sites as well as both sides releasing those captured during the conflict. It also stipulates that Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, Abdulkarim Al-Houthi, and Abdullah Al-Razami must travel to Qatar within two days. The committee called upon all concerned parties to abide by the agreement in order to reach a peaceful solution and rebuild Sa'ada.