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Head of Civil Status Dep. meets UNHCR deputy representative
[02 October 2017]
98 fishermen held by Eritrean authorities freed
[30 September 2017]
Mass reception for Yemen junior football team in capital Sanaa
[30 September 2017]
Telephone call between Revolution Leader, the former President
[13 September 2017]
President congratulates President of Kyrgyz Republic on National Day
[30 August 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Two UAE pilots killed in Jawf
[17 October 2017]
Army destroys mercenaries' military vehicle in Mareb
[17 October 2017]
Three citizens killed in Saudi air strikes hit Saada
[17 October 2017]
Artillery shells gatherings of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Marib
[17 October 2017]
Several Saudi-paid mercenaries killed in Taiz
[17 October 2017]
 
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Report: 49 Yemeni civilians killed in 212 Saudi aggression airstrikes in six days
[05 April 2017]
Roundup: 1107 Saudi airstrikes kill 135 Yemeni civilians in March
[29 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 15 Yemeni civilians in 112 airstrikes on Yemen in 3 days
[25 March 2017]
Report: Saudi kills 68 in 301 airstrikes on Yemen in 7 days
[23 March 2017]
Roundup: Saudi kills 30 in 235 airstrikes on Yemen in 6 days
[15 March 2017]
 
  International
FM meets WFP official
[03 October 2017]
FM meets Russian charge d'affaires
[03 October 2017]
Yemen strongly condemns Las Vegas terrorist attack
[03 October 2017]
Water minister meets visiting EU delegation
[17 September 2017]
President congratulates his Tajik counterpart on National Day
[08 September 2017]
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Yemeni fishermen escape pirate hijack
[24/November/2009]

ADEN, Nov. 24 (Saba) - A group of Yemeni fishermen have escaped a pirate hijack attempt off Aden, the second attack in almost a week.

A source at the Fishermen Association in the Sira district said the fishermen had arrived at the area in critical condition and were being hospitalized.

They told us that Somali pirates attacked them and tried to hijack their boat but they could flee, the source said.

The attack is the second this week after Somali pirates attacked a boat earlier and threw its crew into sea. The crew members were rescued by anti-piracy forces in the Arabian Sea 36 hours after the pirates threw them.

Somali pirates have launched some attacks in the pirate-plagued Gulf of Aden in recent weeks. The latest were the hijackings of two cargo ships, one was a Panama-flagged ship seized last week.

The fresh attacks came though the pirates did not step their attacks off Somalia this year after the last year saw a surge with more than 140 vessels attacked, out of which 40 already seized with crews.

The pirates usually demand ransoms for what they take, millions of dollars at most.

In response to the soaring phenomenon off Somalia, many world countries moved sending anti-piracy missions to protect merchant ships along one of the world's busiest waterways where almost 20.000 ships pass a year.

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UPDATED ON : Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:17:35 +0300