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FM tasked to run ministry of planning and Int'l cooperation
[29 April 2017]
President calls citizens to perform Prayer for Rain Wednesday
[25 April 2017]
President inaugurates third exhibition of inventions, first engineering exhibition of projects at Sana'a University
[24 April 2017]
President discusses humanitarian situation in Hajja
[22 April 2017]
FM welcomes US official statements over Yemen
[19 April 2017]
 
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Saudi reconnaissance aircraft brought down in Medi desert
[30 April 2017]
Artillery hits Saudi mercenaries in Mokha
[30 April 2017]
Army shoots dead four mercenaries in Marib
[30 April 2017]
Saada governor meets WFP Director
[30 April 2017]
Army attacks mercenaries in Jawf
[30 April 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]
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[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]
 
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FM meets Russian Chargé d'affaires to Yemen
[25 April 2017]
Parliament speaker meets director of international crisis group
[23 April 2017]
Defense Minister meets head of ICRC delegation in Yemen
[19 April 2017]
FM meets head of ICRC mission in Yemen
[18 April 2017]
FM meets MSF acting Resident Representative to Yemen
[18 April 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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