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President calls for ending aggression forces’ control over Yemeni oil
[21 March 2018]
Political bureau of Ansar Allah offers his condolences to the death Assayed al-Moayed
[20 March 2018]
President meets with a number of women leaders in Sanaa
[18 March 2018]
President stresses on coordinating int’l orgs’ efforts in Yemen
[17 March 2018]
Arrest two tons of drugs
[11 March 2018]
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Saudi-led criminal airstrikes hit several provinces over Tuesday
[21 March 2018]
Two vehicles of mercenaries destroyed, crews killed in Jawf
[21 March 2018]
Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi spy drone in Midi
[20 March 2018]
Saudi warplanes launches 8 raids on Hajjah
[20 March 2018]
Dozens of mercenaries killed in Marib
[20 March 2018]
Army carries heavy losses in enemy ranks, it's mercenaries
[18 March 2018]
Saudi-US aggression war jet launch 26 raids on number of Yemeni provinces
[17 March 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries killed in military operations over past 48 hours
[12 March 2018]
8 civilians killed, 13 injured in Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni provinces
[09 March 2018]
Report: Army attacks against Saudi troops over 24 hours
[22 February 2018]
Official warns against using Yemen as int’l conflict field
[17 March 2018]
Yemen's FM meets with new UN envoy
[13 March 2018]
WHO Cargo plane arrives to Sana'a airport
[12 March 2018]
FM meets Resident Representative of ICRC
[12 March 2018]
FM discusses UNICEF's role in mitigating aggression effects on Yemen
[11 March 2018]
Ancient city unearthed in Socotra Island

SANA'A, Dec. 24 (Saba) - Russian archaeological team has unearthed an ancient city in Socotra Island, the state-run reported on Friday.

After four-year archaeological excavations, the Russian team managed to discover an ancient city called "Khajlah" and located near Hidibu city, the main city in the island.

The city is dated back to the second century AD, according to the team's expectation.

The team said that the remains of the exposed ancient houses, roads, alleys and squares indicated that the city had been an administrative, religious and cultural area for the entire island.

In a related context, the Tourist office in the island said that about 2,590 tourists visited Socotra last November.

Socotra is an archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago.

The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.

Botanical field surveys led by the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants - part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - indicate that 307 out of the 825 (37%) plant species on Socotra are endemic i.e. they are found nowhere else on Earth.

One of the most striking of Socotra's plants is the dragon's blood tree (Dracaena cinnabari), which is a strange-looking, umbrella-shaped tree. Its red sap was thought to be the dragon's blood of the ancients, sought after as a medicine and a dye.


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UPDATED ON : Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:01:50 +0300