I have visited the city several times since then, as it remains the capital of the Yemen Republic
to which I belong.
The 38-year-old Yemeni teacher stood in the dock on Monday charged with forging the Yemen Republic
marriage contract by changing the sum - she should get paid upon divorce - from Yemeni Rials 100,000 to 500,000 on the contract, according to prosecution records.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received here today a telephone call from President Ali Abdullah Salih of Yemen Republic
pertaining to the King's health.
Abyan is a part of the former South Yemen republic
authorities say has become a regrouping base for Islamist militants.
A leader of the former South Yemen republic
has called on Iran and Arab countries to back the independence movement, according to Beirut press reports Thursday.
Ali Salem al-Beidh, the leader of the former south Yemen republic
-- exiled after a war with President Ali Abdullah Saleh s forces in 1994 -- told a gathering of southern separatists that Saleh s government had committed a war crime.
The Yemen Republic
has one of the longest continuous architectural traditions in the world.