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March 12 2007


YLS discusses US lawyer's violations

March 9 ) The Sana'a Brach of Yemeni Lawyers Syndicate (YLS) held its meeting last Wednesday, during which participants discussed violations committed by Robin Perie, who claims to be a member of the American Lawyers Syndicate. Through the British Embassy in Sana'a, the U.S. lawyer funded programmes and training courses for Yemeni junior lawyers in coordination with the Human Rights Ministry. He has become the executive consultant of the program. The YLS appointed a defense team to sue the Western lawyer for intervening in Yemen's sovereignty and local affairs.

Al-Thawra daily awards

women journalists

March 11 ) On Saturday, Al-Thawra Establishment for Press, Printing, and Publishing honoured all the women journalists and workers of the establishment to coincide with International Women's Day. Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Yasin Al-Masaodi, and Manager of Financial and Administrative Affairs, Mohammed Ali Hadi,, awarded certificates of merit and monetary awards to all the newspaper's female journalists and workers in recognition of their efforts and contribution to improving the newspaper's performance.


Vice President meets governorate's officials

March 10 ) Vice President, Abdurrabu Mansour Hadi, on Saturday met the Governor of Ibb, Ali Al-Qaisi, and many senior officials in the governorate. During the meeting, Hadi stressed the necessity of making satisfactory arrangements for the 17th Anniversary of Yemen's National Unity celebrations, scheduled to take place in the green city on May 22. He mentioned that there are a number of services, developments, and economic projects, due to be inaugurated during the celebrations, stressing that the concerned officials have to complete work on these projects on time.


Italy plans to invest in Yemen

March 10 ) During his visit to Aden, Ambassador of Italy to Yemen, Mario Boffo, declared Saturday that his government plans to develop and improve economic ties with Yemen. The Italian envoy discussed with Aden Governor, Ahmad Al-Kuhlani, and Chairman of Aden Trade and Industry Chamber, Mohammed Bamashmous, the possibilities of establishing joint investment projects between the two states in the fisheries sector. The Italian diplomat said that several Italian companies have expressed an interest in exploiting the investment opportunities available in Yemen, as well as to coordinate with Aden Trade and Industry Chamber in this regard.

First-aid courses

March 11 ) The Aden Branch of the Yemeni Red Crescent Society started on Saturday two training courses on first aid and midwifery. The first course, which involves 50 trainees from different social groups, concentrates on matters related to the methods and means pursued in first aid and the ways of dealing with injuries and critical cases. Meanwhile, the 30 participants of the second course, which is organized by the society in cooperation with the Gulf Society, receive information about first-aid and the ways of treating women during the different states of pregnancy.


Parliamentary committee concludes Hadramout visit

March 11 ) The Parliamentary Education Committee concluded its visit to Hadramout governorate after touring many prominent districts such as Sayoun and Dawan. The committee held several meetings with local council representatives in the governorate and education officials, discussing the most important activities and programs experienced by the education sector in the governorate. Additionally, the meeting participants discussed the persistent problems that hinder education progress such as the lack of schoolbooks, teachers of scientific majors, and girls' education.