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Yemeni National Pride and Saudi Arabia's Unwinnable War

Amir Madani | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Amir Madani

In the face of the vast devastation inflicted on them by the Saudi-led war and despite myriad divisions within Yemeni society, Yemenis "commemorated" ...

U.S. Airstrike Kills Dozens At Al Qaeda Training Camp In Yemen

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.23.2016 | World

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 50 militants were killed in a U.S. air strike on an al Qaeda training camp in the mountains of southern Yemen, medics and a ...

You Can't Understand What's Really Going on in Yemen Without Busting These Myths

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Graham E. Fuller

The threats emanating from Yemen are distorted and exaggerated, the stakes are actually relatively low (except for Yemenis), any imposed settlement is highly elusive and the costs to those engaged may be high. For the U.S., it can be once again something of a lose-lose situation where the enemy of my enemy is often also my enemy.

Why the Conflicts in Tikrit and Yemen Signal a New Middle Eastern War

Alastair Crooke | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- With the Iranian involvement against ISIS in the assault on Tikrit, and the Saudi invasion of Yemen to stem the tide of Iranian influence, we have entered a new Middle Eastern war.

Four Ways America Can De-escalate the Crisis in Yemen

Nabeel A. Khoury | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Nabeel A. Khoury

U.S. national interest is definitely at stake in the direction events in Yemen take over the next few months.

Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Member Killed By U.S. Airstrike

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Yemeni arm of al Qaeda said on Thursday that one of its leading members had been killed by a U.S. air strike while trav...

U.S. Suspends Some Counterterrorism Efforts Against Al Qaeda In Yemen

Reuters | Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover...

How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

Yousaf Butt | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Yousaf Butt

The fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes violence lies with the fanatical "Wahhabi" strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia. And if the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator.

Everything You Need To Know About Al Qaeda In Yemen

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni branch of the extremist network, released a video on Wednesday claiming responsibility for last week’s...

The Attacks in Paris Are a Clarifying Moment for Freedom of Speech

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Scheer

The terrorist attacks in Paris, for all their horror and barbarity, are a clarifying event. Freedom of speech, we can all see, is the ultimate soft target, as vulnerable as it is precious.

Saturation Media Coverage of the Paris Terrrorist Attacks Is Unhelpful

Ivan Eland | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

Compare the worldwide saturation press coverage of the terrorist killings in Paris of 17 people, including 12 journalists at the French satirical maga...

Holder: No 'Credible Information' To Determine Responsibility For Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder avoided naming a specific terrorist organization as responsible for last week's attacks in Paris during a flurry of appea...

Al-Qaeda Affiliate Threatens To Kill U.S. Hostage After Rescue Attempt

The Washington Post | Adam Goldman | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Arabian Peninsula threatened to kill an American hostage in Yemen after U.S. commandos launched a rescue operation to fr...

Air Strike Kills Dozens Of Suspected Al Qaeda Militants In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, April 20 (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in ...

The Kenya Attack by al-Shabaab: Lesson Learned and Lessons Still to Be Learned

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Don't sum up extremism to just poverty, lack of education or unemployment: Certainly these are drivers toward extremism, but in my view, not the entire picture. Terrorism is more complex than this.

Yemeni Forces Storm Al Qaeda HQ

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

At least 10 people including three soldiers were killed in an offensive to retake headquarters seized by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in southeast Yemen,...

Yemeni Soldiers Killed After Militants Shoot Down Helicopter

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

Yemeni tribesmen shot down an army helicopter killing eight soldiers, on Tuesday, during a clash over repairs to a main oil pipeline blown up by sabot...

Report: Al Qaeda May Have Developed 'Ingenious' Liquid Explosive

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

According to senior U.S. government officials, al-Qaeda operatives may have developed a new kind of undetectable liquid bomb. Officials told ABC News ...

The Many Lives Of Al Qaeda's No. 2 In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

How many times can al Qaeda's No. 2 in Yemen cheat death? If Thursday's reports of the passing of AQAP's deputy emir Saeed al-Shihri prove founded, th...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 Al Qaeda Militants

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

ADEN, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Four al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on Thursday in a remote part of the south of Yem...

WATCH: Up Close With Al Qaeda

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

Yemen has taken center stage in the war against Al Qaeda, with President Barack Obama recently describing the country as a hub for foreign terrorists....

Reports: Undercover Agent In Foiled Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Was British

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

By William Maclean LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) - Counter-terrorism experts expressed concern on Friday over U.S. leaks about an undercove...

Congressman: Al Qaeda Bomb Plot, Drone Attacks Connected

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen that killed two members of al Qaeda on Sunday was part of a larger effort to in...

Officials: Al Qaeda Incapable Of New 9/11-Scale Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's core organization is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casu...

Andrea Stone

Does Killing Of U.S.-Born Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki Make America Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen has brought cheers from lawmakers and terrorism experts, but it remains an ...