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Saudi Arabia Returns 40,000sq Km Of Land To Yemen  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Looks like we need to buy new atlas'. Big grin



http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6175

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"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Would'nt it be something if Yemen struck Oil in the new region and became a new producer.


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Airmale,

That would be something. I'd also be quite happy for them. They need it...

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

It´s twice the size of Israel! I´m sure there´s other natural resources in the desert than oil and natural gaz.....


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Is there a map available that reflects the new boarders?

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5630 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.

Isn't Oman relatively poor?



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

No that I know of, its not as rich as the others but definitely not poor like Yemen. In that case you could also include all the smaller UAE Emirates as well, they're not that rich but they're definitely not like Yemen, which is poor.


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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Though I'd like to see Yemen discover oil in this new land, I highly doubt that any exists there. If indeed there was, Saudi Arabia would most likely have known about it and found some way to avoid transferring it over to Yemen.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Makes you wonder when the United States will give the 586,412 square miles of Alaska back to the Alaskans, so we can chart our own destiny.


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8684 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

L-188, I think Alaska should be returned to either

the Inuit
the Russians
or the polar bears

and not to Exxon, Chevron, Halliburton etc. which you seem to want so bad each time someone mentions the letters ANWR



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Actually the Inuit are Canadians, The Inupiat are Alaskan.

But the Aleut, Aleutiq, Tlingit, Haiti, atavism, yuppies, Kentucky people and a couple others would also have claims to the land.

The Russian claim, well that is about as valid as the US claim.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

They must really feel bad to be the only poor country on the peninsula, I bet theres Oil somewhere there, unless God chose to teach them a lesson for some past mis deeds, I mean the whole place is filthy rich and then theres Yemen, strange twist of fate.

Why does Yemen need oil to become wealthy? Why can't it become wealthy internally or organically on its own by allowing free enterprise, rule of law, democracy and promoting education and free speech?

There is no reason Yemen cannot be weathy without oil.




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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken.


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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3312 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Yemen IS an oil producer.
As of 1997, almost all Yemeni land and sea territories were divided into the usual oil exploration blocks, which were allocated to various companies, including Exxon, BP, Shell, Total.
Oil was quickly found and is exploited since 1998.


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

One must also remember that Yemen used to be 2 countries not too long ago,
which become one country after the collapse of the Soviet-union and socialist block.
So is the border between Oman and Saudi defined or can one expect a different stretch in the future?


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Isn't Oman relatively poor?

No, it's not poor. But it is not up to the same level as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, etc. if that is what you mean.

Yyz717,

Why does Yemen need oil to become wealthy? Why can't it become wealthy internally or organically on its own by allowing free enterprise, rule of law, democracy and promoting education and free speech?

There is no reason Yemen cannot be weathy without oil.


They are a developping country. At least they are better off than they were 30 years ago.

Yemen is actually a republic, which is a step closer to democracy. They do hold some elections.

They are trying to increase tourism.

Jutes85,

That just shows you what the Arab world would have been like without oil.

Hateful as usual. Not all the Arab world is in a terrible and desperate state. The countries that are not well off are so because of poor leadership, corruption, etc.

This can all change overtime if the governments improve.

It's nice to see that you believe it is a race issue.  Insane

Iakobos,

Yemen IS an oil producer.

Yes, but they don't produce much. The little oil they have is insufficient to make them a wealthy country.

Alessandro,

So is the border between Oman and Saudi defined or can one expect a different stretch in the future?

Good question. I know with the UAE, they finally defined a specific border in 2003.

I am not sure about the Omani/Saudi border. I think it still might be just an undefined border.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken.

$7,200,000.00



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3312 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Salam BA,

Sure Yemen is not a main producer yet, but have a look on the list of companies who have signed for land and sea blocks and you will see the complete catalog starting with Exxon, Shell, Total, BP.
Also, this procedure was completed in '97, and that is rather recent in terms of oil exploration.
So, there is a potential there.

Alessandro,

The border dispute dates back from 1934. If I am correct the ultimate borders were determined back in '95. A German company was hired (956m$) to make the survey and place the markers. The 2004 handover seals the case.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Land? Don't you mean SAND!

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

BA, when Yemen get off that drug (forgot its name)

Isn't the drug called Caq?


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

I think its call Qat - pronounced 'gatt'.

User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Makes you wonder when the United States will give the 586,412 square miles of Alaska back to the Alaskans, so we can chart our own destiny.

Agreed; hopefully the AIP will get things together and moving again sometime in the near future.

But I believe, really, that Hawaii has more of a claim to sovereignty than Alaska does. Alaska was bought; Hawaii was forcibly annexed after a coup.

But maybe that's a case of "six of one, half-a-dozen of another..."



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Just 7 million dollars for all of Alaska, teh Russians must have ben desperate or teh Americans really conned them into believeing its a useless expanse iof wilderness.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Iakobos, thanks for the info, I wasn´t aware of the Oman and Saudi had a deal.




25 L-188 : Alaska was bought off from Russia for a few million dollars if I'm not mistaken 2 cents an acre Airmale.
26 MD11Engineer : The Russians sold Alaska before the gold fields were found and before oil became important. At this time the main product of Alaska were furs and I th
27 Post contains images L-188 : Correct Jan. I wasn't expecting you to be up on your Alaskan history quite to this level. Apparently it is a required class in Germany? Although it wa
28 Qr332 : I think its call Qat - pronounced 'gatt'. Yep, that's the one. I see my post was deleted - it was not meant to be racist, but it is a major problem. T
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