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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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At the meeting, which took place on Monday, discussed health conditions and epidemics that spread in the Yemeni provinces as well as Socotra Island due to the ongoing aggression war and all-out blockade imposed by the US-Saudi aggression coalition forces against the Yemeni people.
Iran's Coast Guard called the US Fifth Fleet command in Bahrain to ask for help following the attack south of Yemen's Socotra Island, the US Navy reported in a statement.
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.
The training on Socotra Island, described as "intensive" by the UAE's state-run WAM news agency, includes battle skills, weapons training and first aid.
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.
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.
He also thanked the UAE for providing humanitarian aid to Yemen's Socotra island hit by the cyclone.
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.
Under the directives of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, two planes left Doha yesterday to Yemen's Socotra island which was ravaged by two cyclones recently.
Omanis on social media platforms called on the authorities to provide food supplies, blankets and rescue operations for the residents of Socotra island.
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".