Yemen a Long Way from the Garden of Aden; Chris Gray Charts the History of Yemen, the Arab Country That Has Now Become a By-Word for Terror
Gray, Chris, The Birmingham Post (England)
Kidnappings, terrorist executions and torture have hardly been out of the headlines since the New Year began.
They have all been coming from one of the smaller countries in the Middle East, which normally rarely figures in news bulletins, even when that turbulent region is at the centre of the world's attention.
Its relative obscurity made it an attraction for the more adventurous British tourist, such as the group who travelled there with the Explore travel company before Christmas.
Their horrific experience, when members of the group were kidnapped and four killed in a rescue attempt, propelled Yemen into the British public's consciousness.
Since then, five British Muslims have been arrested in Yemen on suspicion of terrorist activity, another hostage has been released and the trial has started of the Yemenis …
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Publication information: Article title: Yemen a Long Way from the Garden of Aden; Chris Gray Charts the History of Yemen, the Arab Country That Has Now Become a By-Word for Terror. Contributors: Gray, Chris - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: January 19, 1999. Page number: 13. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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