Turmoil in the Arab world linked to a contentious video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad spread on Thursday to Yemen, where hundreds of protesters stormed the United States Embassy, two days after assailants killed the American ambassador in Libya and crowds tried to overrun the embassy compound in Cairo.
CMEC was saddened to hear about the death of Baroness Ritchie, a great friend of CMEC, who was born in Aden and is seen here talking to HE The Ambassador of Yemen.
As President Saleh officially hands over power to his President, we feature a Yemen Times profile on the interim President, Abdrabbuh Hadi.
In a CMEC exclusive, Abubakr al-Shamahi, a British-Yemeni journalist, predicts an uncertain future following President Saleh’s departure for medical treatment.
Faisal Al Yafai looks at the problems facing Yemen, from economic collapse to Southern secessionists, and argues that the UK needs to act with conviction for legitimacy not stability.
Chatham House’s Kate Nevens looks at the youth movement in Yemen and recommends the UK reconsider its policy to this country on the edge of collapse.
The Rt. Hon. The Lord West, The Rt. Hon. The Lord King and Ginny Hill (Chatham House) discuss UK readiness to counter threats emanating from Yemen and Somalia.
The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi of Dewbsury meets a selection of Arab ambassadors to discuss the situation in Middle East.