AL-THAWRI: Sana’a (Weekly) 2-10-97. (Yemeni Socialist Party) [Archives:1997/40/Press Review]

October 6 1997

Main Headlines: 1) Two Soldiers Arrested in Lahaj for Allegedly Tearing Down President’s Photo’ 2) PSO and Customs Officials Involved in Smuggling Diesel to Somalia 3) Security Forces Break Up Peaceful Demonstration in Mukalla 4)Former President Ali Nasser Mohammed Underwent Heart Surgery in London 5) YSP Condemns Violation of Iraqi Sovereignty Article Summary: Embargo on Yemenia An international embargo has been imposed on the Yemeni national carrier, Yemenia Airlines, for failing to pay huge debts due to international companies. The first step was taken by the British company Honeywell to which Yemenia owes 62,000 for spare parts and maintenance services supplied over a period of 3 years. The American Boeing company has stopped dealing with Yemenia altogether. This situation has driven Yemenia to look for middlemen to buy spare parts; thus, incurring huge expenses.