Yemen is on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman. Yemen has had a troubled recent history predominated by civil war and tribal conflicts. Travel to Yemen at this time is not recommended because of the very high threat of terrorist attacks, kidnappings, tribal violence and general lawlessness. Terrorist groups actively target tourist groups, with targeted suicide bombings and armed ambushes occurring yearly since 2007. Travel in the Saada region of northern Yemen is strongly discouraged because of the risk of violent civil unrest. Like Afghanistan, these areas are remote and ruled by tribal bands, making it prime grounds for al-Queda to breed and multiply in.