Avoid Yemen

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

The Department of State recommends that American citizens defer nonessential travel to Yemen. Nonemergency American employees of the U.S. Embassy were ordered to depart following the April 6, 2008, attack on the Hadda residential compound in Sanaa in which three explosive rounds were fired into the compound. A mortar attack on the embassy on March 18 injured several Yemeni citizens in the vicinity.