Al-Wahdawi [Archives:2007/1100/Press Review]

November 5 2007

Tuesday, October 30
Top stories

– Those who mismanage the country are responsible for damaging national unity, said JMP leader Abdulwahab Al-Anisi

– Supreme Anti-Corruption Authority suspends nuclear electricity agreement

– Huge fire destroys judicial building in Hodeida city

– JMP denounces harassments against Aljazeera team in Hadramout

– Houthis accuse army of striking several areas in Sa'ada, injuring many people

– U.S. authorities enraged about release of terror suspect, threaten to levy sanctions on Yemeni government

According to an Associated Press's report, the United States is reconsidering some aid to Mideast ally Yemen after the reported release of a convicted leader in the fatal terror bombing of a U.S. warship, the newspaper said. Yemen scrambled Monday to say the suspect is in custody. State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States is raising the case of Jamal Al-Badawi with Yemen. “This was someone who was implicated in the Cole bombing and someone who can't be running free,” he said. “He needs to be in jail.” Separately, the Millennium Challenge Corp., a U.S. agency that distributes foreign aid based on nations' track records for good government, canceled a ceremony set for Wednesday to inaugurate a $20.6 million grant to Yemen.