Sana'a, May 20 (IANS/WAM) Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has praised his country's relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The president said it in a statement on the occasion of the swearing-in of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Yemen to the UAE. He said that the position holds particular importance due to the unique and important relationship between his country and the UAE.
Sanaa, May 19 (IANS) A Hindu temple that dates back over 150 years, a market that sports an Indian name and love for Bollywood reflect the India connect of the Yemeni city of Aden. The famous Hindu temples include the Shri Tarichmerga Temple that was built in 1862, the Shri Ram Ji Temple that was built in 1875 and the Hanuman Temple that was built in 1882. It is estimated that Indians in Aden numbered 8,563 in 1856 and gradually increased to 15,817 in 1955.
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) A Dutch national kidnapped four days ago by armed tribesmen in Yemen's western region has been freed, the Yemeni interior ministry said Sunday. Yemeni security services have managed to free the man kidnapped between the districts of Harad in Hajja province and al-Zaidiya in al-Hodayda province, the ministry said. "The (man) has been taken to capital Sanaa and is in good health," the ministry added.
Sanaa, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian Nagarjuna Construction Company is seeking to invest $1.2 billion in Yemen, Yemeni official agency Saba reported. A delegation from the Indian company is due to arrive in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa next week to hold meetings on the projects which will include an ammonia plant with a capacity of 700,000 tonnes a year, a urea plant with a capacity of 1.3 million tonnes a year and a power plant with a capacity of 200 megawatts, chairman of Yemen's general investment authority Yahya Saleh Muhsen was quoted by Saba as saying. The delegation will also discuss ways to develop the partnership between the company and Yemen and will pay a visit to the Aden free trade zone where projects will be established, reported Xinhua citing Saba Friday
Sana'a, Jan 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates's Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation has distributed 10,000 food parcels among the needy families in Yemen's capital Sana'a.
Sana'a, Jan 2 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the UAE has distributed 40 copies of the Quran written in Braille language for blind students in Yemen.
Socotra (Yemen), Dec 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched humanitarian projects in Yemen's island of Socotra under President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's 500 million dirhams (over $136 million) grant. As part of the initiative, UAE Ambassador to Yemen Abdullah Matar Al Mazrouei distributed school bags among students in Socotra island.
Sana'a, Nov 28 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian military diplomat was Wednesday assassinated by unidentified gunmen in security uniforms in the capital city of Sanaa, Xinhua reported. "Gunmen in security uniforms intercepted the car of a Saudi military diplomat in a busy street in downtown Sana'a while he was on his way to the Saudi embassy, killing him and his Yemeni bodyguard," an interior ministry official said. The gunmen fled the scene before police rushed to investigate the incident
Sanaa, Nov 21 (IANS) All 10 people aboard a Yemeni military cargo plane died Wednesday when their aircraft crashed near an airport here, officials said. The Russian−made Antonov plane went down near the Sanaa International Airport following an engine problem, Xinhua said. It crashed in a deserted market and was immediately engulfed in a ball of fire.
Aden (Yemen), Oct 9 (IANS) Yemeni security forces have captured an Al Qaeda leader linked to a suicide bombing that killed a top army officer earlier this year in the southern port city of Aden, Xinhua reported.