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British teacher ‘kidnapped in Yemen’

AFP – Gunmen have abducted a British teacher in Sanaa, in the second kidnapping this month of a British expat in violence-hit Yemen, a security official said Thursday. The unidentified gunmen captured the teacher on Wednesday evening as he returned from work, the official said. A Western diplomat confirmed the kidnapping. The teacher, whose identity …

Daily News Egypt

Gunmen kidnap British national in Yemeni capital

AFP – Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-sector employee in the Yemeni capital on Monday, witnesses and an industry official told AFP, the second abduction of a foreigner in Yemen since Friday. “Gunmen in a car kidnapped the British man at around 9.00am near a grocery store in Hada,” a tightly-patrolled district in central Sanaa, the …

Daily News Egypt

The long winding road to Yemen

As the debates rage in Egypt on whether presidential elections should be held before parliamentary elections, the country seems headed to an all too familiar scenario. In February 2012, elections were held in Yemen with acting president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi as the only candidate on the ballot. While many Egyptian activists ridiculed this move, …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

Football fans in the Gulf vote with their feet

By James M. Dorsey Football is defeating efforts by wealthy Gulf States to impregnate themselves against the wave of protests that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in the past two years and sparked a brutal civil war in Syria. Once a prince’s uncontested playing ground that allowed royals to curry favour, strengthen …

Daily News Egypt