, almotamar.net, Saba - President Ali Abdullah Saleh inaugurated on Friday Al-Saleh Mosque officially in the capital Sana'a with the attendance of high-profile Islamic scholars and intellectuals from Arab and Islamic countries.
The mosque represents an architectural master-work and an intellectual and religious pulpit at the level of Yemen and the Arab region which is expected to perform a great role in the mediation of Islam through outcomes of its scientific colleges and departments.
The total establishment cost estimated at $60 million and it is based on 224 thousand m² with 24 m in height and a capacity for 40 thousand worshipers.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.