Aden: Competition of Hate

Situated in the bowl of an extinct volcano, the Arab quarter of the British colony of Aden is known as the Crater. Last week the Crater erupted with belching smoke from terrorists' grenades and bullets. At least 16 people were killed and 46 injured in disorders provoked by rival nationalist organizations. British troops put down street demonstrations with truncheons and tear gas, while the rioters threw up rock barricades across the dingy alleys to hamper them. At stake was the issue of who should rule Aden's 250,000 people when the British make their scheduled departure some time before the...

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