AL-UMMA: Sanaa weekly, [Archives:1998/19/Press Review]

May 11 1998

(Al-Haq Party)   Main Headline:
1- Secret meeting is expected at an unspecified location in the Red Sea between the Yemeni and Eritrean presidents before a decision is reached by the international arbitration committee on the disputed Hunaish Island.
2- Due to not finding a suitable candidate and several figures declining the offer, Faraj Bin Ghanim could still become a PM again.
3- Because of personal vendettas, a Central Security officer and his accompanying soldiers were kidnapped by Dhamar tribesmen. Negotiations are underway to release them.
Article Summary:
Hunt Chopper
Witnesses in Mareb said that a helicopter belonging to Yemen Hunt Oil Company was damaged in a shooting incident while those on board were inspecting oil equipment from the air. A military force was later sent to the area to look for the perpetrators, who were apparently filmed by the helicopter crew.
It was also claimed that fire was exchanged between the 7th Armored Brigade and people in the area near the Hailan mountain. Katiosha rockets were used by the troops to silence the opposing fire. No casualties were reported. People in Hadhramaut are demanding basic public services in their oil-rich region