Cultural News [Archives:2001/27/Culture]

July 2 2001

Arrest of a gang of smugglers
Last week , the police arrested, in the district of Al -Mlahidh near the borders of Saudi Arabia a gang of smugglers who were trying to illegally smuggle out archeological materials. About 55 valuable archeological books found to be in their possession as they were travelling to Saudi. However, the process of illegal exports of archeological materials outside Yemen has increased recently across the borders of the neighboring countries.
The Public Library in Hudeidah
The general authority for books has achieved a breakthrough by establishing a public library in Hudeidah consisting about nine thousand books in various fields. There is an independent section for books for women and another for children. People in Hudeidah are highly gratified of this library.
A new publication of Ba Wazeer
Abadi center for studies and publication has recently published a new collection of stories by renowned story writer Abdullah Salem Ba Wazeer titled of Noah ark. It discusses social issues in the contemporary Yemeni society. This publication is a part of series for the establishment which is sponsored by the Yemeni story club (Ilmaqa).