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Al Qaeda In Yemen Seizes Massive Weapons Depot

AP | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of ta...

Al Qaeda Captures Major Airport In Southern Yemen, Officials Say

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airpo...

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...

ISIS, Al Qaeda Supporters Praise Charlie Hebdo Attack

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The militant chatter spread like wildfire. Within minutes of news breaking about the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper this we...

Yemen's Al-Qaida Denounces Beheadings

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group's Islamic State rivals,...

Family Of U.S. Hostage Held In Yemen Pleads For His Release

AP | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The family of an American photojournalist taken hostage by al-Qaida in Yemen has posted a video pleading for his captors to spar...

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,...

Al Qaeda Gunmen Take Over Yemen Military Base

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Suspected al-Qaida gunmen dressed in fatigues and riding in military trucks overran a key army base in eastern Yemen on Monday, s...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Confirms Commander's Death

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's al-Qaida branch has confirmed that a U.S. strike killed one of its leaders at the end of last month. It said in a statement p...

UK, German Embassies Reopen In Yemen

AP | AHMED EL-HAJ | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — The United Kingdom and Germany have reopened their embassies in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, after being closed for about two weeks du...

Gunmen Kill 5 Yemeni Soldiers At Checkpoint

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed five soldiers early Sunday in a southern province of Yemen, an official said, as U.S. embassies acros...

Yemeni Al Qaeda Leader Penned Letter On How To Wage Jihad

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — A year before he was caught on an intercept discussing the terror plot that prompted this week's sweeping closure of U.S. embas...

U.S. Carries Out 3 Drone Strikes In Yemen In Single Day

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — The U.S. has sharply escalated its drone war in Yemen, with military officials in the Arab country reporting 34 suspected al-Qaid...