YEMEN: Crossed Wires

Yemen's Major General Hassan Amri had long been noted for his sulfurous temper, and his desk-pounding rages frequently sent aides fleeing from his office in terror. But despite his reputation for hotheadedness, the gruff general, 48, had managed to become Premier of the primitive Arab nation no fewer than seven times since 1962, when nationalist forces supported by Egyptian troops overthrew the conservative Moslem imamate.* Now, however, Amri's temper has apparently cost a young Yemeni shopkeeper his life and Amri his job as Premier and commander in chief of the armed forces. It is unlikely that...

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