In Brief [Archives:2008/1206/Local News]

November 10 2008

Syrian media plan to promote Yemen heritage

Syria's Information minister Muhsin Bilal has unveiled a Syrian media plan that includes broad promotion campaign of Yemen's heritage and civilization.

The announcement was made at a meeting with deputy director general of the Arab news section at the Yemen News Agency Saba Ahmed al-Jabr and the deputy executive director of the Alsyasiah newspaper Adnan al-Sanawi.

Bilal praised the level of cooperation between Yemen and Syria in the information area, calling at the same time for expanding this cooperation through exchanging daily news particularly those concerned with the message aimed at achieving common goals and aspirations.

Yemen to take part in London World Tourism Fair

A Yemeni delegation led by Tourism Minister Nabil al-Faqih headed for London to take part in the WTM London World Tourism Fair which will be kicked off during 10-13 November.

Al-Faqih added that Yemen looks for bringing Yemeni tourism into British tourism as well as Europe, in general, in addition to meet tour and travel agents associations to help improve tourism in the country.

On the sidelines of the fair, an international conference will be launched in which it will discuss international conditions affecting tourism climate.


Yemen participates in Arab Cities Conference

Yemen to participate in 47th Arab Cities Conference which will last for two days and to be held on Sunday in Ajman city of United Arab Emirates.

Upon his departure, governor of Aden Adnan al-Jiffry said to Saba that the delegation of Yemen is interested acquaint the participating delegations the conference with various sides of developmental advances in Yemen, in general, and Aden city, in particular.

He added that the delegation would also review current procedures and steps to develop Aden Free Zone to receive investments and grant facilities which are provided by Yemeni Investment Law.

Al Jeffry made it clear that the delegation would participate in activities of World Environment Conference which is to be held in Dubai in November 11-13.


SCER invites ASSECAA to monitor 2009 parliamentary election

The Supreme Commission for Election and Referendum (SCER) invited on Saturday the Association of Senates, Shoura and Equivalent Councils in Africa and Arab world (ASSECAA) to participate in monitoring the coming parliamentary election in April 2009.

Chairman of Foreign Relations Sector in SCER Jafar Ba-Saleh reviewed with the ASSECAA General Secretary the current arrangements for reviewing and amending the voters' lists.

Court halves jail term of “al-Bana””

The Appeal court halved Saturday the prison sentence of the Jaber al-Bana from to five from ten years in the case of attacking oil facilities in Hadramout province.

The court chaired by the Judge Mohammed al-Hakimi reduced also the sentence Emad Shas to 5 years as well. The court also ordered to re-jail the accused Jamil al-Haimi who has been acquitted previously to three years.