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Yemen Terrorism

Sheik Abdul-Majid al-Zindani And Other Clerics In Yemen Warn Of Jihad If US Sends Troops

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — A group of prominent Muslim clerics warned Thursday they will call for jihad, or holy war, if the U.S. sends troops to fight al-Q...

How Should We Deal with Yemen?

Laura Kasinof | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kasinof

Taking out Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen in the recent past has not decreased the strength of the terrorist organization. But such strikes do feed into the extremists' narrative.

Aviation Security: Lucky Again

Malcolm Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malcolm Nance

Most airports and airlines are still struggling to educate security staff about the 2001 shoe bomb and box cutters. They are not looking for the next generation bomb.

US Keeps Wary Eye On Yemen Conflicts

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen - As three loosely aligned rebel groups continue to wage war against Yemen's U.S.-backed government, American officials here insist the w...

Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen's Corrupt Leader

nytimes.com | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANA, Yemen -- The United States is quickly ramping up its aid to Yemen, which Washington sees as a revived new front against Al Qaeda. But one of the...

After Detroit Near-Attack, Is Afghan Strategy The Right One?

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Why are we sending nearly every Marine and Soldier we have to Afghanistan, when Abdulmutallab and a Somali man arrested for plotting a similar attack last month apparently had no real connection to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan?

Judge Orders Release from Guantanamo of Unwilling Yemeni Recruit

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The administration's reluctance to release Yemenis is based on the fear that detainees who were actually harmless in 2002 may have since actually been radicalized by their stay at Guantanamo.

Obama Bombing Yemen in Secret War

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Will we soon be hearing that our government took its eye off the threat in Yemen to invade Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Was Secular When He Arrived In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) - A young Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a U.S. plane on Christmas Day was not deeply religious when he arrived in Yemen ...

Yemen: US Should Have Warned Us About Umar Faruk Abdulmutallab, Airline Bomber

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Officials in Yemen were investigating Tuesday whether the Nigerian suspected in the attempted Christmas Day attack on a U.S. airl...

Feeble Yemen Only 'About A Year' Away From Being Bankrupt

Times Online | James Hider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yemen is only a year away from total economic collapse, with its coffers emptied by corruption and cronyism as the feeble Government struggles to figh...

Yemen: Mohammed Abdu Saleh al-Haudali, Al Qaeda's 'Most Dangerous', Arrested

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- A man described as "one of al Qaeda's most dangerous members" was arrested in Yemen, the Yemeni military, an embassy official and state-run n...

Japanese Engineer Kidnapped By Yemen Tribesmen

AP | BY AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Armed tribesmen have kidnapped a Japanese engineer working in Yemen and demanded the government release one of their imprisoned t...

Yemen's North Hit By Bloodiest Fighting In Years

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon �" The Yemeni Army fought back a major offensive by rebels in the northern city of Sadah early Sunday morning, killing dozens of ins...

A Changing Threat: Al-Qaeda Eight Years Later

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

Al Qaeda's greatest weapon is not its bombs but its voice, and the threat it will hijack discourse in the Muslim world, which requires a concerted US outreach campaign to counteract.

Yemen: Iran Backing Rebels

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) - Shi'ite rebels in Yemen are receiving financial support from abroad, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, strongly implying Irani...

Yemen Protests: Security Officers Kill 12, Injure Scores More

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces on Thursday opened fire on thousands of protesters in the south chanting anti-government slogans, killing ...

Yemen Terrorist, Secessionist Problem Worsens

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sixteen people have been killed over the past month as a result of clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators. The peaceful Southern...

Yemen A 'Terrorist Shangri-La': WSJ

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In recent months, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland of Yemen has come into its own as al Qaeda's safe haven on the Arabian peninsula. Now a U.S. co...

Yemen Faces Increasing Violence, Raising Fears Of Instability

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A separatist movement in southern Yemen has gained political momentum and grown more violent recently, with a series of demonstrati...

Yemen's Economic Crisis Threatens Volatile Region's Security (PHOTOS)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. It faces corruption, malnutrition and water shortages. Its population of 23 million owns over 23 million firearms. It's a witch's brew of potential disaster.

Kidnapped Dutch Couple In Yemen Released

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Dutch couple kidnapped by armed tribesmen almost two weeks ago have been released and are returning to the capital, a Yemeni official said....

25 Suspected Al-Qaida Associates Arrested In Connection With Embassy Bombing

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN'A, Yemen — The deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy may be a watershed moment in Yemen's on-and-off struggle with terrorism. For years, the Ye...

16 dead in attack at US Embassy in Yemen

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN'A, Yemen — Militants linked to al-Qaida launched a brazen attack against the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital Wednesday, firing automatic ...