Mukalla


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Mukalla

(məkä`lə, mo͞okăl`ə), town (1994 pop. 94,051), S Yemen, a port on the Gulf of Aden. It is the chief settlement of the HadhramautHadhramaut
or Hadramaut
, region, S Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, occupying the southeastern part of Yemen. Historically, the name refers to the former Hadhramaut states, a collective term for the Quaiti and Kathiri sultanates.
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 and the capital of the former sultanate of Qaiti. Fish products, tobacco, and coffee are exported. Dhows are built there. In 2015–16, during the Yemeni civil war, Al Qaeda—linked militants seized control of Mukalla.
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The center also delivered medical equipment worth a total of SR169,385 ($45,200) to Pulse of Life Center for Cardiology at the Mukalla Cardiology Foundation.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its evening bulletin on Saturday stated that 'the storm is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the Yemeni coast between Riyan (Mukalla) and Al Ghaidah (Yemen), close to 15AdegN during noon/afternoon of October 14, as a severe cyclonic storm'.
16, 2018, the Hadrami Elite Forces deployed from Mukalla to Mesini Valley, west of Mukalla, as part of the UAE-led Operation Faisal.
The project will connect the city's sanitation network to the main network in Mukalla District, said a Wam news agency report.
Witnesses said the blast in Mukalla was caused by a suicide bomber detonating a car bomb at a checkpoint on the west side of the city.
The first explosion occurred as an attacker detonated his suicide vest at a checkpoint on Mukalla's western approaches.
That left the port and international airport of Mukalla in optimal shape.
The main port city of Hadhamout province, Mukalla used to be a major base for AQAP.
The deadly assault came shortly before Hadi's prime minister Ahmed bin Dagher arrived in Mukalla with several of his ministers on a one-day visit.
The blasts in the port city of Mukalla also injured at least 10 people, according to eyewitnesses.
The people of Al Mukalla expressed their deep sense of appreciation for the humanitarian aid from the Arab coalition and the UAE in light of the debilitating issues facing the nation.
Slightly weakened, the storm is expected to hit the mainland on Tuesday morning near the port of Mukalla, which has been run by a tribal council and Al Qaeda militants since the army and government institutions withdrew in April.