AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 21-7-98. [Archives:1998/30/Press Review]

July 27 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- Yemeni and Saudi leaderships were able to contain the crisis that erupted after the Saudi attack on the Dowaima Island. Unsubstantiated reports indicate that President Saleh had made a secret short meeting with King Fahad to resolve the issue.
2- 370 graduates of the Oil & Gas Engineering College stage a sit-in outside the Council of Ministers offices in protest over not being provided with jobs.
3- Signing the GATT will harm Yemeni farmers by allowing the importing of fruits and vegetables.
4- Saudi opposition groups in exile have offered to pay the Yemeni government $3 million in return for allowing them to have military bases on Yemeni soil. The Yemeni government has refused, categorically.
Article Summary:
Millionaire Transfers Money
Eng. Sheikh Al-Kaff withdrew all his money last week from his bank accounts in Hadhramaut and transferred them to Dubai, informed sources said. It is said that this comes in anticipation of being investigated by the Public Funds Prosecutor’s office. Al-Kaff has been involved in highly irregular practices during his work at the Constructions and Housing office in Hadhramaut.