AL-SAHWA: Sanaa (Weekly) 30-10-97. [Archives:1997/44/Press Review]

November 3 1997

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]
News Review: 1) Islah and opposition MPs reject rise in diesel prices, majority PGC MPs vote in favor. 2) After his successful visits to Egypt and Joradn, the President calls for stronger Arab solidarity. 3) Vice-President directs relevant authorities to raise living standards of mosque Imams and other clergymen in Abyan and Lahj. 4) Following assaulton judge, a bomb exploded in Saada court of appeal – several cars destroyed. 5) Commercial Court in Aden allows captain of Russian ship to sell 2,000 tons of rotten rice – port health authoritites ahd previously banned unloading of consignment. 6) Islah Shoura Council in Aden condemns recent explosions. 7) Partisan alligiances play significant role in Ministry of Eduction appointment and dismissal of staff. 8) Company conducts sales pitch for female sanitary towels at girls’ schools in Sanaa, and gives lectures on pre-menstral tension.