Yemen warning

This item appears on page 18 of the May 2008 issue.

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to consider deferring nonessential travel to Yemen at this time, due to the possibility of attacks by extremists against U.S. citizens, businesses and perceived interests.

Several explosions targeted the embassy compound in Sanaa on March 18, 2008, injuring several Yemeni citizens, including government security personnel and schoolchildren. Embassy employees have been advised to avoid hotels, restaurants and tourist areas.