Saba News Agency

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Republic of Yemen
Saba News Agency (SABA)

وكالة الأنباء اليمنية
Agency overview
Formed 1970; 48 years ago (1970)
Headquarters Yemen

The Saba News Agency (SABA) also known as the Yemen News Agency, is the official state news agency of Yemen.

History and profile[edit]

SABA was founded on 16 November 1970 as the official news agency of North Yemen, and is headquartered in the capital Sana'a.[1] On 22 May 1990 the agency was merged with the Aden News Agency (ANA) of South Yemen to create the Yemen News Agency Saba.[2] The agency provides news on the Middle East and region.[3]

It is a member of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA).[4]

On 19 January 2015, the Houthis seized the agency.[5] The agency then split into two factions: one pro-Hadi, the other pro-Houthi.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reuven Shiloah Research Center (1977). Middle East record, Part 5. Israel Oriental Society and Reuven Shiloah Research Center. p. 1331.
  2. ^ "History". The Yemen News Agency Saba. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Yemen Country Profile". Nations Online. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 280. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6.
  5. ^ Chulov, Martin (19 January 2015). "Yemen state news agency and TV station seized by Shia Houthi rebels". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ Loveluck, Louisa (28 May 2015). "Yemen TV v Yemen TV: Saudi Arabia steps up propaganda war with copycat media". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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