AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 10-2-98. (Nasserite Unionist Party) [Archives:1998/07/Press Review]

February 16 1998

Main Headlines: 1- Representatives of Yemeni political parties meet with ambassadors of UN Security Council’s permanent member countries to condemn US aggression. 2- Informed sources close to the government indicated an imminent cabinet reshuffle affecting about 30% of ministerial portfolios. 3- Nasserite party is to conduct elections in more than 150 of its organizational centers around the country. 4- Aden Plastic Co. rejects allegations of denying its workers’ rights. Article Summary: Shoot-out Over Well A man and a woman were injured when armed villagers in Hajar, Ibb fired in the air in protest over the drilling of a new water well in their village. Two German experts, officials and number of other villagers originally went to inspect the site of the proposed new well, which was going to be part of a water supply project, partially funded by the Germans. The group was fired at by some angry villagers who claimed that new well will lead to drying out their own village well. The injured man is a teacher who accompanied the visiting team, while, the injured women was just sitting at her home when a stray bullet hit her. She is said to be in a critical condition in hospital.