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The Failure Of Saudi Intervention In Yemen

Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Military operations resulted in an economic recession and deepened local infighting. Saudi Arabia has also lost soldiers in battle and faces increased retaliatory attacks. To avoid further bloodshed, it would be wise for Saudi Arabia to consider using diplomacy rather than facing the Houthis head-on.

4 Murders of Gay Men in Yemen

Elham Manea | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why should they care about the fate of four persons at a time when a whole population is being besieged, bombarded and starved to death? Yet this incident should send alarm signals worldwide -- for it does give us a taste of what is yet to come.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

What Are the Real Saudi Motives in Yemen?

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Joe Lauria

Jamal Benomar, the former UN mediator in Yemen, caused a diplomatic stir when he told me recently that a dozen Yemeni parties, including the Houthis, were close to a power-sharing deal until the first Saudi bomb dropped on Yemen on March 26.

Yemen: Backing Saudis = Unleashing Al Qaeda

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

Yemen is the latest mishap where the American assisted Saudi bombardment of the Houthis (along with killing 1,000 civilians) has skidded to a sudden stop just short of the abyss. Washington policy is now stranded in no-man's-land with no way forward or back -- yet having already incurred major damage.

Fear In Yemen As Al Qaeda Exploits Chaos To Expand

Reuters | Mohammed Mukhashaf | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

ADEN, April 17 (Reuters) - The capture of much of eastern Yemen's oil-producing province by a newly-formed group of armed tribesmen and Sunni Muslim c...

Al Qaeda Militants Storm Yemeni Jail, Free About 300 Inmates

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida militants in Yemen stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla early Thursday, freeing about 300 inmates, inclu...

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.

Ali Watkins

Chaos In Yemen Gives New Fuel To Critics Of Obama's Foreign Policy | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conflicts in the Middle East have long served as fodder for Republicans who argue that the Obama administration is clumsily stumbling th...

Yemen: U.S. Forces Evacuate Base As Al Qaeda Seizes City

AP | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops ...

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...

'We Are All in This Together, Like It or Not': On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and Non-violent Islamism

Elham Manea | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Those who killed the journalists in Paris were followers of violent Islamist extremism. Those who lashed Raif are followers of non-violent Islamist extremism. The first kills in the name of God and the second violates in the name of God.

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...

Charlie Hebdo's Raison d'être

Joe Singh | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Joe Singh

It's so much simpler than all the analysis and all the confusion and all the touchpoints of anger and savagery and misunderstanding. A group of men and women came together to build something, lost their friends, and carried on the only way they could have.

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 ...

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,...

Yemen's Al Qaeda Threatens U.S. Hostage In New Video

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage who was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces last mon...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

"Key Partner" In War On Terror Is In Chaos, Top General Says | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama prepared the nation in September for yet another military engagement in the Middle East, he made sure to cit...

Yemen's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Chaos

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Yemen's prime minister submitted his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Sunday amid chaos over reported advances by Shi'it...

Official: Drone Strikes In Yemen Kill 7 Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two separate airstrikes in Yemen's south killed seven suspected militants Saturday, a Yemeni security official said. The offici...

Israel's No-State Outcome

Clayton Swisher | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

Just as most combat outposts are either abandoned following a war or overrun in conflict, given present circumstances I believe the same fate awaits what is today called the Israeli state.

500 Al Qaeda Militants Killed In Yemen Military Campaign

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

SANAA, June 5 (Reuters) - Five hundred al Qaeda militants and 40 soldiers have been killed since the military launched an offensive against the grou...

Al Qaeda Says 'Spies' Executed For Aiding U.S. Drone Strikes In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

DUBAI, June 2 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said it had executed four men accused of planting electronic chips in vehicles to...

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...

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...