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ARABIAN UPHEAVAL

THE YEMEN INVADED. British Precautions.

CAIRO, May 3— Following the recent seizure of the township in the highlands of Tehama (Arabia) by the forces of the Imam Yahya of the Yemen, King Ibn

Saud's Wahabis have commenced a sweep ing invasion of the Yemen towards the port of Hodeida (on the Red Sea coast). Ibn Saud rules the kingdoms of Hejaz and of Wejd, adjacent to the Yemen. Both are independent Arab States created

KING IBN SAUD.

KING IBN SAUD.

after the war from the former Turkish territories in Asia. The territory of the Yemen abuts on the British protectorate of Aden. As a Tesult of the Wahabi invasion, Hodeida has been evacuated by the Imam's troops, who first looted the ammunition store and the Customs shed. A revolu tion is reported to have broken out in the capital of the Yemen — Sana — as a

result of lack of food. Prince': Seif al Islam, heir-apparent of the Yemen, has fled. The Imam himself has telegraphed denying a report that he was slain. He explained that he and -his' followers de cided not to consider themselves at war. Therefore, they had withdrawn from Tehama in order to'await King Ibn Baud's return to justice and wisdom. Meanwhile, he intended to ask King Fuad of Egypt to intervene. Th.e British authorities at Aden have dispatched the sloop Penzance, eight aero planes and armed native police to Hodeida. Che British cruiser. Enterprise has left Mombassa for Aden.

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