almotamar.net - Yemen's Deputy Premier, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdulkarim Ismael al-Arhabi on Sunday said the World Bank (WB) allocated 98 million SDR, equaling $194 million for the fiscal year 2008 with an increase of $59 million compared with what was allocated for Yemen in the programme of country assistance.
Al-Arhabi mentioned the increase came as a reflection of the present development Yemen is witnessing in carrying out programmes of reform and the noticeable improvement that happened to the institutional performance.
The deputy premier added that the Ministry of Planning, in accordance of the new allocation rules in the WB, Yemen will receive half of the allocation in the form of a grant and the other half as a very easy loan. He affirmed that that forms an additional privilege for Yemen for the alleviation of the burdens of foreign loan services in the final years.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.