Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wednesday in Yemen

President Salih goes to China, and everyone else in Yemen takes the day off. Nearly all the big boys in the Arabic press ignored Yemen. Al-Quds al-Arabi ran a wire report from the AFP, and a story out of London about Sheikh Muhammad al-Mu'ayyad complaining about his treatment in a maximum security prison in the US. Neither story deserves much of a comment and certainly not from me.

Al-Hayat ran nothing as did al-Sharq al-Awsat and al-Arabiyya's website. Al-Jazeera had a brief story on Yemen and the GCC, which is not even worth linking to in this space.

I guess we'll all have to wait for Thursday and Friday's release of the weekly papers from Yemen - everyone needs something to get them through a Wednesday, and I can't think of anything better than thinking about al-Thawri and al-Sahwa.

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