[05/June/2004] Main Headlines:
- Polish authorities expel a Yemeni citizen opposed the presence of occupation forces in Iraq
- 30 students deprived of taking part in examinations at Taiz University
- On the sidelines of third conference of the teaching staff, Unionist activities at Aden University
- The Protection of Press Freedoms Center: Imprisoning journalists, continued targeting of press and continuation of the policy of suppression
The writer Khalid Mohammed Hashim proposes dissolving the Arab armies in his article in which he says at the beginning I hope I would not be misunderstood that discharging Arab armies as a result of weakness or cowardice of those armies. They are quite able and qualified for defending dignity of the Arab nation but they are similar of caged lions prevented even from roaring. The writer says he addresses the Arab rulers who are responsible for this shameful situation imposed on the nation and against the members of the armed forces that have been deprived of the role they have been formed for. Discharging the Arab armies would spare hundreds of billions per year and those billions could be directed to comprehensive Arab development in all walks of life. Such a move would give the Arab rulers a logical and acceptable reason before their peoples under practices of Zionist and American occupation forces as they do not have armies to defend the nation. It would also save the masses from oppression and harm of the armies that are used against the people when they oppose their rulers.