VOL. XXXIX

No. 51

16-September-1996

YEMEN

Yemen And Eritrea To Sign Arbitration Accord On Islands Dispute

Yemen and Eritrea have agreed that they will sign an accord accepting arbitration in their dispute over the sovereignty of the Hunaish and Zuqar islands in the Bab al-Mandib pas- sage at the south end of the Red Sea. The agreement will incorporate the necessary provisions for submitting the case to official arbitration. Last May, with French mediation, the two sides agreed to start...