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[21 July 2018]
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Army hits gatherings of mercenaries in Jawf
[21 July 2018]
Army carries out offensive on Saudi army mercenaries in Najran
[19 July 2018]
Missile force launches Badr-1 on Jizan airport
[19 July 2018]
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[19 July 2018]
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[18 July 2018]
 
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Feature: Yemen's children pay high price for Saudi military aggression
[21 July 2018]
Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed, injured in offensive over 24 hours
[21 July 2018]
Report: 12 civilians killed, injured in 3 provinces over 24 past hours
[18 July 2018]
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[18 July 2018]
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[18 July 2018]
 
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President hopes for China's role in supporting peace efforts in Yemen
[21 July 2018]
Feature: Yemen's children pay high price for Saudi military aggression
[21 July 2018]
President hopes for Russia's role in stopping aggression on Yemen
[19 July 2018]
Yemen, French envoy discuss outcomes of Paris humanitarian conference
[19 July 2018]
FM meets visiting French ambassador to Yemen
[18 July 2018]
  Tourism
Ancient city unearthed in Socotra Island
[24/December/2010]


SANA'A, Dec. 24 (Saba) - Russian archaeological team has unearthed an ancient city in Socotra Island, the state-run 26sep.net 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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