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Yemen attempts to rein in outlaw tribes

Surrounded by a group of tribesmen sporting gold-trimmed robes and daggers, Sheikh Abdul- Rahman al-Marwani speaks like a man on a mission. “The Sheikhs and the clerics have given up their responsibilities,” he says. “So we have to step in and take over their tasks.” Since Mr. Marwani established his organization, The House of Peace, in 1997, he has fought a lonely and dangerous campaign against Yemen’s warrior culture and the tribal violence that kills about 2,000 people a year in this remote Arab country. Full Story

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