Saturday, October 30, 2010

YemenWatch: Saturday October 30, 2010

The big story is still the bombs found on the UPS and FedEx cargo flights.  Neither of those two agencies are taking packages in Sana'a at this point.  A government official is claiming that no UPS planes left Yemen, therefore Yemen can't be involved in the bombs.  But the government is also saying that the packages were sent by a woman, who has been arrested, and they are looking at other packages in Sana'a.  President Saleh has been speaking with the US, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan of the UAE, and Prime Minister Cameron of Great Britain.

The police in Dubai are saying it looks like the work of al-Qa'eda.

The UK is currently not allowing any direct flights from Yemen.

Yahoo! has an article on the overall situation for the US in Yemen.  And the Yemen Observer has an editorial about how the US is going about the fight.


In other news from Yemen, two oil trucks traveling from Aden to Taiz were set on fire by gunmen.

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