The colonel whacks his shiny knee-high boots with a riding crop, barking out urgent orders. The roar of an approaching plane prompts Bedouin tribesmen to cock their rifles, preparing for the worst.
The sparse population is witnessing a historic occasion, the first commercial flight into a Middle Eastern enclave - an event that will radically change its fortunes.
The first passenger to alight into the baking heat is incongruously wrapped in furs and tweeds. Her...
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