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In the latest bout of violence in Yemen, a car bomb in Sanaa has left 30 dead, and many others injured. The bomb detonated near a police recruitment center, and it seems to have targeted the area where people wait to enroll. The blast, witnesses say, was heard across the city, and its large plume of smoke seen from miles away. This is yet another sad day for a weary Yemen that believed it was receiving freedom after the ouster of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to step down in 2012. It has now been almost 3 years, and Yemen has yet to still find peace. Jihadist militants belonging to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as political fighting, has made it nearly impossible for Yemen to really find any stability. Making it worse, there are still parts of Yemen that are ruled by militants. While Yemen has reserves of natural gas and oil, its GDP per capita is still only $2,500. Yemen is just another case that proves that without proper management and stable leadership, a nation’s extremely valuable resources (oil, in this case) will go to waste.