Monday, November 8, 2010

YemenWatch: Monday November 8, 2010

It looks like things may be settling down a bit in Yemen.  If it continues, I'll slow down YemenWatch to a few times a week.

The Customs Authority in Yemen is instituting new security measures for the international airport in Sana'a.

Anwar Al-Awlaki released a video today calling for Muslims to kill Americans.  He told them not to worry about consulting anyone else, such as religious leaders.  All of which shows how al-Qa'eda does not truly understand real Islam.  I realize I am not a religious expert either, but it doesn't take one to see how al-Qa'eda is warping the Qur'an to its own purposes.


There are still some parliamentary problems going on in Yemen.

In March, Somali pirates captured a ship with Yemeni crewmen on board.  They have been held captive since then.  The human rights agency HOOD said they were just told that one of the men committed suicide.  They are asking President Saleh to pay the $1 million ransom so the men will be released.  Otherwise the pirates are threatening to kill them.

UN representatives visited a displaced persons camp in Hajjah province.

The Minister of Agriculture met with representatives from USAID, about cooperation to improve Yemeni agriculture.

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