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Republican decree appoints minister of interior
[13 December 2017]
FM, UN Humanitarian Coordinator discuss cooperation aspects
[13 December 2017]
President, FM reviews national, international developments
[10 December 2017]
President meets sheikhs, dignitaries of Mahweet province
[10 December 2017]
President, PM discuss current situation on national scene
[09 December 2017]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Hostile warplanes hit house in Hodaida
[13 December 2017]
Aggression kills two civilians in Taiz
[13 December 2017]
Two citizens killed, six injured in Saudi airstrike on Saada
[13 December 2017]
Two aggressive raids hit Serwah district in Marib
[13 December 2017]
Saudi aggressive airstrike destroys house in Saada
[13 December 2017]
 
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Feature: Untold story on Yemen's tourism, green, peaceful city, safe home for all IDPsþ
[12 November 2017]
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]
 
  International
Yemen strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt
[25 November 2017]
President al-Sammad sends condolences to Sisi over deadly attack on Egypt mosque
[25 November 2017]
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]
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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 : Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:06:41 +0300