AL-UMMA: Sanaa weekly, 3-9-98. [Archives:1998/36/Press Review]

September 7 1998

(Al-Haqq Party) 
News Review:
1- An armed confrontation between army troops and a group from the Dahm tribe of Al-Jawf leaves one tribesman wounded. The clash followed the apprehension of an army patrol by the tribesmen.
2- Successive massive explosions destroy an arms depot belonging to the Political Security apparatus last Tuesday in Dhamar.
3- The government opts for local “administration” instead of local “authority.”
4- The director of projects and constructions at the Education Office in Dhamar was safely released from captivity. He was abducted by the Hadaa tribe, which demands the implementation of several public-services projects in their area.
5- Strike by workers at the Yemen Hunt Oil Company reduces oil production by 40%.
6- A public scare was unleashed by the discovery of polluted fish on the Aden shores. The pollution is believed to have been caused by the dumping into the sea of unwanted types of fish and other marine life caught by some fishing trawlers.
7- A man is being questioned by the Hodeida police in connection with the smuggling of women and children into a neighboring country.
8- Blood, medicines and alcohol are smuggled into Yemen through Yemen’s Red Sea coastline near Khwakha and Mokha. These large operations are reputed to be protected by some influential people.