Almotamar.net - Competent authorities at Sana'a International airport have on Sunday foiled an attempt to smuggle 38 rare Yemeni historical manuscripts spotted in possession of a Qatari lady prior to her departure of Sana'a sir space. The event happened to coincide with the second day of the 1st Exhibition for photos of rare Qur'an manuscripts organised by the Ministry of Culture in Yemen to inform researches and those interested people in the importance of treasures relating of the valuable and rare manuscripts.
Security men at Sana'a International Airport have stopped the Qatari lady and found with her, in addition to the manuscripts. 4 clay vessels and a dagger whose date belongs to Islamic ages.
Yemeni mews age3ncy quieted director of antiquities office at the airport Ali al-Muhsini as saying the seized objects include Islamic historical manuscripts of different sizes and most of them have decorated leather covers and some of them are gilded in addition to manuscripts written by hand by a big number of Yemeni scholars.
Director of antiquities office at the airport praised the efforts of the airport security authorities, stressing t the same time the importance of enlightening the people and informing them on the importance of those manuscripts as being heritage of the Yemeni civilisation and history and must be preserves and protected and to inform concerned authorities on any smuggling operation or selling of such manuscripts as it is a crime punishable by the law.
On his part the director of the airport security authority said the woman was sent to prosecution of antiquities for completion interrogation with her after the legal preliminary investigations with her usually dome at the Sana'a airport. According to news by the Yemeni news agency on results of preliminary investigations it mentioned that the Qatari lady said she had been gathering manuscripts since 2006 and that she had bought them for $8 thousand.
The newly appointed Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has called the International Community to speed up honor their pledges they announced about during Yemen Friends' Meetings held in Riyadh, New York and London.
During a formal ceremony held at the UN Premises on Friday on the occasion of ending duties as Yemen's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bahah talked about providing suitable environment to enhance Yemen's economy to help improving humanitarian and political situation in Yemen, as well as providing protection to weak social categories.
He reviewed a series of political, security, economic, humanitarian and social challenges that will face the expected national partnership government he will form after his arrival to the country.
Yemen has called for gathering regional and international efforts to confront and combat the crime of human trafficking.
At the Regional Conference on combating human trafficking hosted by Sudan's capital Khartoum during October 13-16, Yemen stressed in its speech, which was delivered by the ambassador Abdulelah Hajar, the importance of seeking to eliminate the main causes of the growing phenomenon of asylum and illegal immigration, represented in poverty, illiteracy, unemployment ,oppression ,armed conflicts and natural disasters
The Cabinet discussed in its meeting held Thursday security and economic situations in the country, as well as the performance of the government's institutions.
Presided over by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Electricity Abdullah al-Akwa', the government studied measures must be adopted by all ministries and government bodies to deal with present challenges and the implementation of Peace and Partnership Agreement signed by political parties
Japan expressed on Wednesday deep concern and strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks taken place in Sana'a and Hadramout last week.
At least 66 people were killed on October 9 in a suicide bombing in the capital Sana'a and a car bomb attack on an army checkpoint in eastern Hadramout governorate.
"Japan expresses its absolute condemnation of these terrorist acts, and offers sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured," the Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement posted on the Ministry's
The United Nations Security Council held an urgent meeting on Monday on the political transition and the latest developments in Yemen.
The meeting, chaired by the Security Council President, Maria Cristina Perceval (Argentina), was briefed by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar.
Perceval made a press statement, on behalf of Security Council members following the consultations on the situation in Yemen, saying that the members of the Security Council have heard a sobering update from Benomar on the current political and security situation in Yemen.
"Council members expressed their deep concern about the latest developments," she said.
"The Security Council condemned the growing number of terrorist attacks carried out or sponsored by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and expressed their determination to address this threat," she said.
Two soldiers were killed on Saturday in a terrorist attack with in Hadramout governorate, a military official said.
An army vehicle was blown up by an explosive device planted by al-Qaeda elements in Sayoun-Shebam road, the official told the Defense Ministry website, adding that the attack left two soldiers dead and two others wounded.
Military troops have been deployed at the scene of the attack and begun combing the surrounding areas, he said.
The European Union on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against peaceful protestors in Sana’a and a military checkpoint in Hadramout.
Expressing its sincere condolences to the victims’ families and sincere sympathy with the injured, the EU reiterated in a statement issued today its unwavering commitment to support Yemen in its war against terrorism.