Almotamar.net, Saba - Vice President Abduh Raboh Mansor Hadi launched on Sunday activities of Tarim as Islamic Culture Capital for 2010.
In the opening ceremony, the vice president pointed out to concern of the political leadership represented by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to enhance cultural aspects in the country, indicating to the historical status of Tarim city and its role to spread the Islam to different world parts.
All citizens of 22nd May are proud to choose the city by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to be Islamic cultural capital for this year, Hadi said.
He said that such event reflected contributions of Yemeni to spread Islam that calls for moderation, justice, freedom and equality among human beings.
Hadi wished success for activities of this big event.
Tarim city was approved to be the Islamic Culture Capital 2010 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The city is famous for its 365 mosques and prominent Islamic architecture. The most famous of these is the Mihdhar Mosque, with the distinctive architecture of its 150 meter-high mud minaret.
The Saudi-paid mercenaries launched on Friday intensively artillery and missile attacks on houses and farms of citizens in Serwah district of Mareb province.
A local official said that and artillery bombardment of the mercenaries targeted the areas of the airport, al-Haglan, Wadi Nawa and Souk Serwah, and caused great damage to the houses and farms of citizens.
At least 49 civilians were killed, Including thirteen children and six women, and 16 others wounded including a woman and child in 212 airstrikes launched by US-backed Saudi aggression warplanes on several Yemeni provinces over the past six days, officials and residents said.
In Sanaa province, the aggression warplanes launched 55 air strikes on the districts of Nehm, Hamdan, Sanhan, Belad Alroos.