Tag: Yemen

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

List of Nationals died in Ethiopian Airlines Airbus 737-800 crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 14:30

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed this morning six minutes after takeoff in Addis Ababa on route to Nairobi. 157 people died, among them 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, ... Read More

Air Partner delivering humanitarian aid

editor editor- December 19, 2018 02:21

Air Partner delivers relief goods and humanitarian aid to those in need throughout the year. Read More

Senate resolution on Yemen: More heat than fire

editor editor- December 13, 2018 11:26

Yemen used to be a beautiful destination for travel and tourism. The hospitality school there was leading in Africa just a few years ago. But today, politics is creating a ... Read More

Yemen emerging from a period of conflict, joining international destination alliance ICTP

editor editor- May 14, 2012 04:20

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Ministry of Tourism in Yemen has become its third destination member in the Middle East, joining Oman and Palestine. Read More

UN: Escalating violence may push Yemen towards civil war

editor editor- May 28, 2011 03:39

The United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm at the escalating violence in Yemen, which it said may push the country to the brink of civil war, and called ... Read More

Al-Jazeera office raided in Sana’a; anti-press attacks in Libya, Syria, Bahrain

editor editor- March 25, 2011 08:11

New York (eTN) - Plainclothes gunmen raided Al-Jazeera's Sana'a bureau early this morning, confiscating equipment and obstructing operations, the Qatar-based news channel reported today as a drumbeat Read More

Yemen’s tourism minister resigns over violence in Sana’a

editor editor- March 20, 2011 06:13

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh resigned from his post and quit the ruling party Friday after the shooting attack on anti-government protesters in Sana'a, becoming the first cabinet member to Read More

Tourism minister announces initiative to tackle current crisis in Yemen

editor editor- February 25, 2011 04:20

Yemen's Tourism Minister, Nabil Al-Fakeh, announced an initiative for President Ali Abdullah Saleh in which he urged him to hold presidential elections soon and in coincidence with parliamentary elect Read More

Germany bans all passenger and cargo flights from Yemen

editor editor- November 2, 2010 03:29

BERLIN - The story of suspicious packages containing explosives found on board passenger and cargo aircraft from Yemen began in the United States on Friday, October 29. Read More

Yemeni tourism plunges due to Al-Qaida attacks, separatists

editor editor- September 24, 2010 06:11

SANAA - Yemeni tourism declined dramatically, particularly in southern troubled provinces, where government troops engaged in deadly clashes with growing armed separatist groups and separately fightin Read More

Yemen launches tourism campaign, targets Western Europeans

editor editor- August 24, 2010 04:09

Western European residents will receive promotional material from Yemen this September as the country tries to convince more tourists to visit. Read More

Socotra: Another Galapagos awaits tourists

editor editor- June 24, 2010 03:13

On the other side of the world, in the middle of another ocean, lies a second Galapagos: the remote island of Socotra where more than one third of the 800 ... Read More

Kidnapped US tourists freed in Yemen

editor editor- May 26, 2010 02:07

An American couple kidnapped in Yemen have been released, government officials have said. Read More

Yemen tries to lure back tourists scared away by al Qaeda attacks

editor editor- February 26, 2010 05:42

TARIM, Yemen - Workers fix potholes, paint mosques and refurbish historic buildings in this sleepy city in Yemen's vast Hadramaut region, where authorities are seeking to lure back tourists scared ... Read More

Direct flights to Yemen halted by UK

editor editor- January 21, 2010 03:03

LONDON – Britain's government said Wednesday it would create a new terrorist no-fly list, target specific airline passengers for tougher security checks and suspend some international flights in res Read More

Yemen to launch tourist promotion in Europe

editor editor- October 15, 2009 05:17

Aiming to alleviate some European countries' cautions against travel to Yemen, the Yemen Tourism Ministry is currently preparing to launch a tourist promotion campaign in the coming weekgs to include Read More

Yemen tourism goes on the road in Europe

editor editor- September 26, 2009 05:25

The National Dance Academy of Yemen will be performing on Paddington Station throughout the day on Sunday, October 18, supported by a "Henna Lady" and lots of information from the ... Read More

UN: Humanitarian crisis worsens in North Yemen fighting

editor editor- September 24, 2009 11:01

The United Nations has said that the humanitarian crisis in northern Yemen, where 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by fighting between government and rebel forces, continues to ... Read More

Despite all dangers Arabia Felix draws thrill-seeking tourists

editor editor- September 3, 2009 03:00

Don't judge a book by its cover, particularly if its title includes words like "war," "terrorism," "separatists," "poverty," "illiteracy," and "kidnappings." Read More

Deadly attacks on tourists bring death sentence for six Yemenies

editor editor- July 14, 2009 04:23

SANAA - A Yemeni court sentenced six men to death on Tuesday for attacks that killed nine Spanish and Belgian tourists over the past two years. Read More

Yemen proves deadly and very unsafe again

editor editor- June 16, 2009 10:50

According to a Yemeni official, nine foreigners missing in Yemen, including seven Germans, a British and South Korean, have all turned up dead. Read More

Bodies of missing tourists found

editor editor- June 16, 2009 07:13

The corpses of seven foreign tourists were found in Sa’ada, Yemen Monday. They were part of a group of nine visiting the northern mountain city, and were kidnapped last Thursday. Read More

KSA to participate in 12th session of the AMCT in Yemen

editor editor- May 27, 2009 03:49

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will participate in the 12th session of the Arab Ministerial Council of Tourism (AMCT) in ... Read More

Tanzania hit by pirate attacks on the Indian Ocean waters

editor editor- April 28, 2009 11:44

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania has joined the international force in fighting piracy along the East African coast, as Somali pirates continue to hijack commercial ships along the ... Read More

Foreign tourists ‘taken in Yemen’

editor editor- April 1, 2009 03:05

Armed tribesman have abducted a couple, believed to be Dutch, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security sources say. Read More

Yemen arrests six suspects for attack on Koreans

editor editor- March 26, 2009 03:40

Yemeni security forces arrested six suspects for an attack this month that killed four South Korean tourists, Agence France-Presse reported, citing the Yemeni Interior Ministry. Read More

Fresh attack on Koreans in Yemen

editor editor- March 19, 2009 05:46

A suicide bomber has attacked a South Korean delegation visiting Yemen after a deadly attack on tourists on Sunday. Officials said no one apart from the bomber was harmed in ... Read More

Yemen blames al-Qaida for latest tourist bombing

editor editor- March 17, 2009 03:11

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni authorities on Monday said that al-Qaida was behind a suicide bombing that killed four South Korean tourists and their Yemeni driver at a historical site. Read More

4 tourists killed, 3 injured in Yemen bombing

editor editor- March 16, 2009 02:55

SAN'A, Yemen — A bomb killed four South Korean tourists and their local guide in Yemen on Sunday, officials said, the latest such attack targeting foreigners visiting this poor Arab ... Read More

Three German nationals kidnapped in Yemen

editor editor- December 17, 2008 03:21

Tribal disputes were blamed for the capture of a United Nations worker and her parents, all German nationals, in the outskirts of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Read More

Empire of piracy in the Gulf of Aden

editor editor- October 8, 2008 06:35

SANA'A, Yemen (eTN) - Vessels passing through the Gulf of Aden remain vulnerable to interception by pirates, which poses a serious threat to international maritime security. Read More

Brits give Yemen an OK, other governments urged to follow suit

editor editor- August 22, 2008 02:33

Yemen is once again safe for “responsible travelers,” according to the British Foreign Office in a statement released yesterday. Read More