Yemen: Legal High Is ‘Fueling Extremism’

The drug qat is helping to create an environment for extremism in Yemen, Government sources have told Sky’s foreign affairs editor, Tim Marshall.


Chewing qat (khat) is a daily, legal ritual embedded in Yemeni culture. Users experience a euphoric sensation and become talkative and reflective.

But when people chew qat, work stops and this is having an enormous effect on the Yemen economy.

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