AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 20-8-98. [Archives:1998/34/Press Review]

August 24 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headlines
1- Following visits to Iran and Cuba and medical check-ups in US, Speaker of Parliament and Islah leader, Sheikh Al-Ahmer returns to Sanaa.
2- Mosque-related acts of violence are abhorrent to all decent Muslims.
3- Teachers’ Syndicate branch in Sanaa condemns recent administrative changes and unfair dismissals of teachers from a number of Sanaa schools.
4- Flash floods claim many casualties and cause extensive damage in Hodeida and Ibb.
5- Following its closure for several years, the Islamic Institute in Aden is preparing for the second academic year.
Article Summary:
Bomb Explosions
A massive bomb explosion rocked the city of Lauder at 11 pm on Thursday, August 13. The fifth in two months, the explosion caused extensive damage to the Political Security offices and nearby buildings.
A similar explosion took place at dawn the following Friday in nearby Ahwar. It was later discovered that an RPG missile was fired at a petrol station in the city’s outskirts. Eyewitness accounts indicated that an armed group in a pick-up truck fired the rocket and was met by light weapon fire by group of men positioned on the station’s roof.