WikiLeaks: The five strangest stories...so far
The release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains some serious stuff. Other cables are not so earth-shaking, but they nonetheless reveal personalities and events that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top five.
3. Single-malt only, please
President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the authoritarian ruler of Yemen, which bans alcohol consumption for non-Muslims, told US Army General David Petraeus that he was concerned about the smuggling of drugs and weapons from nearby Djibouti. But he wasn't concerned about one other form of contraband.