Almotamar.net, Saba - Tourism Ministry said on Tuesday that the global financial crisis had a negative impact on economic and social role of tourism in Yemen, which reflected the decline in the number of tourists coming to Yemen and the cancellation of hotel bookings.
In its report issued recently, the Ministry pointed out that the impact of the crisis included the decline of cash proceeds of foreign currencies and the demobilization of a part of employees working in the tourism and hotel sectors.
The report pointed to the decrease of the number of tourist investment projects in 2008 to 12 projects in comparison with 27 projects carried out in 2007.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.