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May 12 2008


Syrian Cultural Center to be opened in Sana'a officially next Sunday

The Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji al-Otari to open next Sunday the Arab Syrian Cultural Center in Sana'a officially on the sideline of the 8th meeting of the Yemeni- Syrian supreme committee that will be started tomorrow.

Mohammed Aim, head of the center told Saba that the center would enhance Syrian cultural activities in Yemen.

The center contains five sections, stage for plays, hall for cultural activities, hall for plastic arts and library, he said. He indicated that the center was set up in 2007 in cooperation with the Yemeni government.

Yemeni ambassador opens photo exhibition in Tokyo

The Yemeni ambassador to Tokyo Marowan Noman opened on Thursday a photo exhibition of the Japanese photographer Raya Makmora.

The exhibition includes pictures taken by the Japanese photographer during her visit t Yemen, which reflect beauty of the nature in Yemen.

Many other Japanese photographers organized similar exhibitions to show civilization and beauty of Yemen.

Authorities arrest Canadian carrying with him Yemeni antiques

Security apparatus in Sana'a International Airport arrested on Thursday Canadian citizen carrying with him 200 ancient arrows date back to Stone Age while leaving the airport.

General Organization for Antiquities and Museums' (GOAM) Director General of Protecting Antiquities Hisham al-Thawr said a Canadian “working in Safer Petroleum Company has been arrested having with him 200 hundreds arrows date back to Stone Age while leaving Sana'a Airport”” and referred to prosecution for investigation.

He added that ancient manuscript has been seized in a car in Subah checkpoint and the suspects have been arrested. He said that the GOAM has had the manuscript and the convicted have been referred to prosecution for investigations.