Some in Yemen are worried about the potential influence of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom's religious thought on Yemen, following a meeting Sunday in San'a between Islamists from both countries. This has been a continuing trend in Yemen, particularly following the fatwa that 'Abd al-Majid al-Raymi gave last year on establishing a committee for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice. The committee had the support of both Sadiq al-Ahmar and Shaykh 'Abd al-Majid al-Zindani. It had its conference last year, but little has happened since.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat tells us what we already know about the al-Huthi conflict, mentioning only that the government would neither confirm nor deny the story about the recent clashes in Ghamr.
The League of the Sons of Yemen announces the party's new leadership today in San'a.
Al-Ghad reports on smuggling problems in Hudaydah - although why this is news, I have no idea. Maybe just the official document that is scanned with the article, anyone with loads of time can read it with a magnifying glass. But really, drive up and down Yemen's western coast and you can meet all sorts of smugglers who are willing to sell nearly anything. It is quite a lucrative trade.
And as always, more glider news from Soqotra.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
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- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
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