Saba News Agency

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Republic of Yemen
Saba News Agency (SABA)

وكالة الأنباء اليمنية
Agency overview
Formed 1970; 47 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]

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References[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". 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. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/19/yemen-state-news-agency-tv-station-seized-by-shia-rebels
  6. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/11637271/Yemen-TV-v-Yemen-TV-Saudi-Arabia-steps-up-propaganda-war-with-copycat-media.html

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