AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 12-3-98. [Archives:1998/11/Press Review]

March 16 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1-Islah leader and Speaker of Parliament, Sheikh Abdullah AL-Ahmer: “The Arab nation’s circumstances require solidarity and an end of division.”
2- Islah bloc in parliament rejects $80 million loan agreement between the government and the World Development Corporation.
3- Teachers’ Syndicate continues its protests against proposed teachers’ law.
4- Heated debate arose between the prosecutor and the defense counsel regarding the methods used to interrogate suspects in the Aden explosions.
Article Summary:
Save Aden
Within less than a month, Aden had witnessed three separate incidents related to the sale and abuse of alcohol. Disguised as a call for promoting tourism, the green light was given to bootleggers to expand their operations in Aden.
Tourism does not mean drinking alcohol and disobeying Allah. Foreign tourists can enjoy the cultural heritage and wonderful weather and nature of the country without having huge amounts of alcohol and frequenting sleazy places, which they can indulge in, in their own countries. They wouldn’t have to travel thousands of miles. People in Aden refuse to turn their city into one huge bar.