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Al Qaeda Militants Seize Part Of Yemen's Main Port City Of Aden

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.23.2015 | World

ADEN, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants took control of a western district of Yemen's main port city of Aden on Saturday night, residents said, i...

Washington's Way of Dealing With Hostages: More Bureaucracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For Al-Qaeda affiliates around the world, holding westerners hostage and threatening to kill them if their governments don't pay for their release is big business. In fact, kidnapping is a massive windfall for terrorist organizations in general.

Al Qaeda Confirms Death Of #2 Leader

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its bigge...

Al Qaeda Claims Senior Official Killed By U.S. Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. operation has killed the senior Al Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo atta...

Fog of War Yemen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Fog of War Yemen

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...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Leader Killed In U.S. Airstrike

AP | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

April 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Yemen announced on Tuesday that a top Saudi leader in the organization has been killed by a U.S. air strike, accordin...

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.

Implications of Boko Haram's Allegiance to the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

By pledging allegiance to Daoesh, Boko Haram will surely gain more credibility and attract more recruits, making it even more difficult for the region's governments to successfully combat it.

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...

Obama Defends Counterterrorism Strategy And Drone Strikes In Yemen

AP | JULIE PACE and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al...

Inside The Sophisticated Media Operation Of Al Qaeda

The Intercept | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Over the past year, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has made a substantial shift in its communications strategy. For years, the group communicated t...

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.

Yemen = (Somalia + Libya) / Syria x Saudi Arabia + Iran

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 03.21.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

American counter-terrorism officials had higher hopes for Yemen's stability -- until now. Yemen's descent into a gory failed state poses a clear and present danger to Europe, the U.S. and the West.

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...

Terrorists' Web of Hate Extends Far Beyond France

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

Among the extremist connections to terrorist brothers Cheriff, 32 and Said Kouachi, 34 are fellow radical French Algerians as well as those in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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 Branch Is Surging, As Instability Grips The Country

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is surging in strength, finding new support and recruits among the country's Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash ...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Cultural Center In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

(Updates death toll, changes source) SANAA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people in central Yemen on Wednesda...

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,...

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Yemen: Security Forces Kill Senior Al Qaeda Leader

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, May 25 (Reuters) - Yemen's security forces on Sunday killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted for attacks on...

Yemen Urgently Needs a Lifeline: My Trip Report from Sana'a

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week in Yemen - with foreign reporters getting deported and the blood of dead Yemeni soldiers staining the grounds of the presidential palace - i...

Dozens Of Suspected Al Qaeda Fighters Killed In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting and airstrikes in an al-Qaida stronghold in southern Yemen killed six suspected militants and four soldiers Sunday, the...

Why I'm Going to Yemen

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Following on the heels of the "massive and unprecedented" U.S. drone strikes in Yemen this month, which killed scores of Yemenis, I'm headed there for...