Fortunate None

“Yemen lost the title of Arabia Felix, or Fortunate Arabia, long ago. It has suffered civil wars, tribalism, jihadist violence and appalling poverty. But none of this compares with the misery being inflicted on the country today by the war between a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis, a Shia militia backed by Iran.” The Economist on the war the world ignores.

+ Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former dictator, was killed outside the capital Sana’a. “His death is likely to escalate a three-year civil war that has laid waste to the country. It was also a microcosm of Yemen’s complexity: Mr Saleh was killed by former foes who had become allies, only to become enemies again.”

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