Not quite the same (worse, actually) but an opportunity to make it all about me & relate a vicarious ancestral experience: This reporter's father was in Yemen in 1962, when that revolution broke out, & was held under house arrest by the Marxist revolters for a wk. or so. I type "worse" because he wasn't there touristing, running guns or whatnot but as an employee of an engineering firm contracted by U.S.A.I.D. to advise the Yemenis on getting more water from their wadis for irrigation.
To be fair the Marxists (as the State Dep't. whatever described them to my mother on the 'phone) let him go unharmed, & grabbed him & the others long before the embassy/consular corps could have done anything.
Most of the above typed a few days ago (Last month, maybe?); this reminded me:
Third plane evacuated from Yemen 160 citizens from #Russia #Armenia #Belarus #Kazakhstan #Moldova #Syria #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/yo8wQIdOgQ
— MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) April 4, 2015