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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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Yemen: 55 Al Qaeda Militants Killed In Series Of Strikes

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen of...

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 ...

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authoritie...

Drone Warriors

Carl Pettit | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carl Pettit

Drones have their place, and in future wars might even become instrumental in massive assaults on enemy positions. Even so, a measured use of this technology should be the guiding rule by which a democracy abides.

Yemen: Attack On Defense Ministry Work Of Saudi Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Saudi militants were behind the massive car bombing and assault on Yemen's military headquarters that killed more than 50 people,...

Matt Sledge

Every Yemen Drone Strike Creates 40 To 60 New Enemies For U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- A former State Department official in Yemen says every U.S. drone killing there of an al Qaeda operative creates 40 to 60 new enemies of A...

Al Qaeda Suspects Kill Yemeni Man Suspected Of Being Gay

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on Thursday shot dead a Yemeni man because they believed he was a homosexual, a security official told AFP."Armed Al-Qaeda s...

Who's Who In Al Qaeda's Most Dangerous Branch

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, aka AQAP, is the product of a merger between the terror group's Yemeni and Saudi branches, and is considered al-Qae...

Yemen Foils Al Qaeda Plot

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Military and intelligence officials in Yemen said Wednesday they uncovered an al-Qaida plot to fire missiles at foreign embassies...

Next Time We Hear Chatter, Let's Shut Down New York City

Adam Hanft | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Hanft

The decision to close as many as two dozen American embassies and consulates, based on intelligence reports about an upcoming Al Qaeda attack (or attacks), is nothing less than a public relations and recruiting bonanza for them.