Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Timothy Torlot
survived a suicide bomb attack
earlier this morning. The explosions which occurred approximately 800m from the British Embassy on Thaher Himiyar Street occurred at around 08.10 local time. Tim Torlot has been in the media
in recent months due to his somewhat surprising personal affairs – namely moving his pregnant mistress into the official residence. To add flames to the fire Jennifer Steil - an American journalist has done what journalists do and written a memoir
covering her time in Yemen and the affair. This in a deeply conservative country where adultery is punishable with death by stoning and the human rights
record is poor
. Yemen is deemed a high risk country
and it is known the ambassador travels with an armed British Protection officer and an armed Yemeni Protection officer whenever he leaves the residence. Yemen recently namechecked
in the second Live leaders debate by the Prime Minister as another territory of concern will come under the spotlight once again.
posted by numberstation
on Apr 26, 2010 -
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posted by netbros
on Jan 16, 2009 -
but to what end? Aren't they just shouting into the ether (I couldn't find any complaints with business replies)? There are some gems
though. Owned and run by Sagacity
who have several other .coms lined up.
On the Rip-off report they do get replies
posted by tellurian
on Sep 25, 2005 -
For any society, in any age, the study of politics
ultimately comes down to one elemental question: how are people
persuaded to acquiesce in a polity where the distribution of power is
manifestly unequal and unjust, as it invariably is.
-- The quote from David Cannadine
that opened a recent Newsnight newsletter
from Jeremy Paxman. Email may not be the sexiest 'net medium, but I wait daily for two witty, well informed summaries of UK current affairs; the second is Channel 4's Snow Mail
. And weekly, there's the Guardian's Backbencher
posted by andrew cooke
on Dec 6, 2003 -
How many times have you cheated?
Did you feel sorry for it, or did you just enjoy yourself? And did you still love the one you cheated on? How many times would you have to cheat before you admit you aren't really in love with your S.O?
posted by stoneegg21
on Sep 4, 2001 -