AL-SHOURAH: Sanaa weekly, 18-1-98. [Archives:1998/04/Press Review]

January 26 1998

(Federation of Popular Forces)
Main Headlines:
1- Conflict between the PGC & Islah worsens following an exchange of accusations of political & financial nature.
2- Islah leader, Al-Zindani indicated that the Abd AL-Koori Island, part of the Socotra archipelago, was occupied for a few days by an unnamed foreign force.
3- Two senior members of the League of the Sons of Yemen are banned by Yemeni authorities from going on pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Article Summary:
Extremists Break into Schools
A group of religious extremists broke into the Arwa and Nahdha schools for girls in Ibb. They destroyed all paintings, musical instruments and other contents of the art education rooms in the two schools, including Qura’anic verses, claiming these articles to be sacrilegious. They also drew a beard on the President’s photograph!