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An island of Yemen in the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden. Known to the ancient Greeks, it came under British protection in 1886 and joined South Yemen (now Yemen) in 1967.


(səˈkəʊtrə) ,




(Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, about 240 km (150 miles) off Cape Guardafui, Somalia: administratively part of Yemen. Capital: Hadiboh (Tamrida). Area: 3100 sq km (1200 sq miles)


or So•ko•tra

(soʊˈkoʊ trə, ˈsɒk ə trə)

an island of the Republic of Yemen in the Indian Ocean, S of Arabia: 1382 sq. mi. (3579 sq. km).
So•co′tran, n., adj.
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A TWO-YEAR initiative to preserve the cultural heritage of Socotra, an island off the Yemeni coast, has officially commenced in Bahrain.
The ministry urged the United Nations and the Security Council to accelerate adopting an international resolution to prevent the occupying forces from spoiling the territory of the Socotra Archipelago and its natural resources.
Aden,, Safar 02, 1439, October 22, 2017, SPA --The Yemeni Ministry of Interior confirmed that it has detained an Iranian smuggling ship in Yemeni territorial waters off the coast of Socotra Island.
Yemen's Socotra province, a small four-island archipelago in the Arabian Sea, is the only part of the country to remain unaffected by the epidemic.
Pres de 60 personnes ont disparu dans le naufrage du navire qui les transportait au large de l'ile yemenite de Socotra, situee a 350kilometres des cotes sud-est duYemen, en mer d'Arabie, rapporte [beaucoup moins que]Le Monde[beaucoup plus grand que]
A Love Song to Socotra Island grew from a search for inspiring and pioneering women who are making their own way in life while confronting the traditions and customs of a male dominated society.
ADEN (CyHAN)- Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is making arrangements to hire the island Socotra, located in the south, said a Lebanon based TV channel.
KUWAIT, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has handed out 2,000 food packages to the people of Yemen's cyclone-hit Socotra Island.
Three possible origins for the 2014 individuals are discussed: 1) immigrants from Socotra Island, either by natural dispersal or displacement by a tropical storm either directly over the sea or via southern Oman; 2) immigrants from the Indian subcontinent; and 3) accidental introduction with imported plants.
Vice Presdient, Prime Minster, Khaled Bahah visited Socotra island after it was hit by two tropical cyclones (Chapala, and Megh) which killed around 26 people, and caused collateral damage on Sunday.
Muscat: In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO) sent relief flights for the residents of Socotra Island in Yemen, who were hit by Cyclone Chapala.
Muscat, Nov 3 (ONA) In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Oman Charitable Organization (OCO) operated relief flights by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)to residents of Socotra Island at the sisterly Yemeni Republic after being affected by the adverse weather conditions "Chapala Cyclone".