Attariq [Archives:2003/628/Press Review]

March 24 2003

18 March 2003
Main headlines:
– Sweeping majority for the GPC in the elections expected
– Shabwa governor defends sheikhs contained in elections nominees list
– Observers: JMP did not abide by electoral coordination document
– Sheikh al-Rassas: No al-Qaeda activity in Shabwa governorate
– YSP approves its candidates names for the parliamentary elections
– Vengeance between two tribes in Abyan resolved
– Education Professions Union calls for strike
– GPC holds a symposium on extremism and terror
– Drop in investment activity in Yemen expected
Columnist Khalid Ali Tuaiman says in an article that the American insistence on war against Iraq springs from an Anglo-Saxon strategy taking from the Arab region as a pivot and beginning for a feverish scheming by the cowboys for controlling the world and acting singly in the world arena in realization of their impossible dream for establishment of an American empire. The new American ''empire'' aims at instituting for a state of affairs where political and moral values retreat before it and all foundations and principles of the international law fall on its threshold. It pushes the world towards the return to the colonialist periods and ages that humanity had surmounted a long time ago and folded their chapters that were full of disasters and catastrophes.