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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.

UN Launches $274 Million Appeal For Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen intensified on Friday, with bombings in the capital, Sanaa, and ...

Yemen's Houthis Ready For Talks If Air Strikes Stop, Claims Senior Member

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

By Yara Bayoumy CAIRO, April 5 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthis are ready to sit down for peace talks as long as a Saudi-led air campaign i...

UN: More Than 500 Killed In Yemen Fighting, Thousands Flee

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Violence in Yemen has killed an estimated 519 people the past two weeks, 90 of them children, and tens of thousands are fleeing ...

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.

Battles Near Yemen's Presidential Palace As Rebels Seize State Media

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S.-backed leadership came under serious threat Monday as government troops clashed with Shiite rebels near the preside...

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 Swears In New Government Amid Crisis

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president swore in a new government Sunday despite objections from the ruling party, led by former President Ali Abdulla...

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...

Double Suicide Bombings Kill Scores In Yemen's Capital

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two suicide bombings in Yemen killed nearly 70 people on Thursday, with one targeting an anti-government rally by Shiite rebels ...

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 ...

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 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...

Yemeni President Offers Washington-backed Drone Endorsement

Hanna Trudo | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Hanna Trudo

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi offered a salient endorsement of the Obama administration's use of drone strikes in his country, stating, "They have zero margin of error, if you know exactly what you're aiming at."

Yemen Conflict Leaves 9 Dead

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

SANAA, YEMEN — Yemeni raids on al-Qaida positions have left at least 28 fighters and three soldiers dead, as the government consolidates its hol...

Missile Attack Kills 9 Al Qaeda Fighters In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Airstrikes and clashes intensified in southern Yemen on Wednesday as army troops followed major victories with more pressure on a...

Suicide Bomber Blows Up Vehicle Outside Army Barracks

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle outside an army barracks in southern Yemen on Monday, killing four tribal militiamen allied ...

Nobel Laureate Slams U.S. Drone Strikes

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

DOHA, May 30 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni opposition activist Tawakul Karman said on Wednesday U.S. drone strikes were ineffective ...

Yemen's Other Crises

Letta Tayler | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Letta Tayler

International attention should not only be focused on al Qaeda and its affiliates -- the need to hold human rights violators to account and a deepening humanitarian crisis should also be high on their agenda.

The Travel Detective: The Foiled Underwear Bomb Plot

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The real reason why this was a victory is that the bomb was stopped "en route," meaning that it never had a chance to be placed aboard the aircraft. It never got near an airport.

Andrea Stone

Why Saudi Intelligence Coup In Underwear Bomb Plot Is Cause For Pause | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thwarting of an al Qaeda plot to send an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound jetliner is more than an intelligence coup in the battle a...

Yemeni Forces Kill Al Qaeda Forces

AP | JAMAL AL-JASHINI | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni troops killed seven al-Qaida-linked militants – including an Iranian, a Pakistani and two Somali nationals – i...

Al Qaeda In Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Jonathan Masters | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jonathan Masters

Months of political unrest in Yemen, including a popular effort to unseat longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have strained U.S.-Yemeni counterterrorism cooperation and called into question U.S. policy toward the fragile Gulf state.

Al Qaeda Remains Threat After Al-Awlaki Assassination

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Al-Qaida's branch remains a powerful threat in this deeply unstable nation, even after a U.S. drone strike that eliminated three ...

Andrea Stone

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