AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 21-7-98. [Archives:1998/30/Press Review]

July 27 1998

(People’s Nasserite Unionist Organization)   Main Headline:
1- Saudi forces occupy 5 Yemeni islands, and amass troops on Yemen’s eastern border. Three Yemeni soldiers were left dead and an officer was captured by Saudi troops.
2- A leading Nasserite figure: “The ruling authority is responsible for losing Yemeni lands through its laxity and negligence in conducting border talks.”
3- A motorcade carrying the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Local Administration, the chief of the Central Security Organization, the Governor of Al-Jawf and other officials came under heavy fire in an ambush 15km outside Al-Jawf.
4- A huge explosion in an ammunition dump at the Ras Abbas military barracks leaves more than 10 soldiers dead and wounded.
Article Summary:
Significant Figures
* A total of 20 ships from China and Thailand are officially allowed to fish in the Yemeni territorial waters. They were previously banned to fish near the Philippines and Somalia.
* About 60 ships from a North African Arab country illegally caught huge quantities of fish and other marine life in the Yemeni territorial waters.
Many ships are allowed to fish illegally opposite the Yemeni shores when bribes are paid to the Yemeni coast guards.