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Training program to improve incomes' sources organized in Taiz
[17 December 2018]
YPC distributes 232 camions loaded with domestic gas in capital Sanaa
[17 December 2018]
Cabinet approves spending plan for first half of 2019
[16 December 2018]
4 saudi-led airstrikes hit Jawf
[16 December 2018]
Deputy Chief of General Staff opens Naval School
[16 December 2018]
 
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Rally in Saada to declare public mobilization to fronts
[17 December 2018]
Report :Two children killed in Saudi aggression air, ground attack over 24 hours
[17 December 2018]
Electricity minister affirms attention drew by ministry to train the stuff
[17 December 2018]
Army kills dozens of Saudi-led mercenaries in Asir
[17 December 2018]
Army ambushes Saudi soldiers in Najran
[16 December 2018]
 
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Report: Army attacks Saudi-led mercenaries’ sites in several fronts over 24 past hours
[17 December 2018]
Report: Saudi aggression targets citizen's properties in air, ground attacks
[15 December 2018]
Army foils over last hours mercenaries' infiltration in Jizan , Jawf, kills dozens
[15 December 2018]
14 Saudi-led airstrikes led injuring six civilians over past 24 hours : Report
[13 December 2018]
Coalitions’ attacks kill woman, injure other woman, child in Hodeidah, Marib, Taiz : Report
[12 December 2018]
 
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Parliament speaker congratulates his Nigerian counterpart on National Day
[17 December 2018]
Sports ministry organizes ceremony to mark IVD
[17 December 2018]
FM congratulates Kazakh counterpart on National Day
[16 December 2018]
Israeli forces break into section 2 in Raymond prison, transfer 120 Palestinian to other sections
[16 December 2018]
Parliament appreciates US Senate decision to halt support for Saudi-led coalition
[15 December 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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