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Yemen's military musical band tours capital Sanaa's streets to celebrate Revolution Day
[21 September 2018]
Ceremony organized at capital to lit torch of the 4th a4niversary of the revolution of 21st of September
[21 September 2018]
President congratulates Yemeni people on National Day
[20 September 2018]
Revolution Leader calls on Yemeni people to back fronts
[20 September 2018]
FM congratulates Maltese counterpart on National Day
[20 September 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Army destroys 2 Saudi-led mercenaries' military vehicles in Jawf
[21 September 2018]
Army kills dozens of Saudi-backed mercenaries in Asir
[21 September 2018]
Army repels Saudi-paid mercenaries infilitratin in Nehm front
[21 September 2018]
Aggression warplane wages 3 airstrikes in Saada
[21 September 2018]
Yemeni drone carries out airstrike on Saudi Mustahdath camp in al-Sawabe'a Island
[21 September 2018]
 
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Reports: Army inflicts on Saudi-led mercenaries heavy losses over last 24 hours
[21 September 2018]
Reports: Saudi airstrikes hit several provinces over the past day
[21 September 2018]
Reports: 21 civilizes killed in Saudi airstrikes on provinces over last 24 hours
[17 September 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries, invaders killed in military attacks
[16 September 2018]
Army inflicts on Saudi army, US-backed mercenaries heavy losses over 24 past hours : Report
[15 September 2018]
 
  International
Sanaa's Yemen celebrates World Peace Day
[21 September 2018]
FM asks Russia to stop illegal actions on Yemen's embassy in Moscow
[18 September 2018]
FM congratulates Chilean counterpart on National Day
[18 September 2018]
President discusses with UN envoy humanitarian situation in Yemen affected by Saudi-led attack
[18 September 2018]
Social Affairs Ministry, UNICEF discuss enhancing cooperation to protect children
[17 September 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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