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Yemen's Al-Qaida Denounces Beheadings

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Michael Shank

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 | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

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...

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 ...

Syria's Divisive Impact on Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The violent clashes that erupted last month between Sunni Islamists and Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's Amran province were partly a reaction to U.S. President Obama's declaration of his intention to launch a military strike against Syria.

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

Yemeni Forces Storm Al Qaeda HQ

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

At least 10 people including three soldiers were killed in an offensive to retake headquarters seized by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in southeast Yemen,...

Suspected Al Qaeda Militants Kill 30 In Yemen

Reuters | Mohammed and Mukhashaf | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

ADEN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda militants killed about 30 people in attacks on two military targets in south Yemen on Friday, security ...

Joshua Hersh

Yemen's Week Of Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

On Friday night, Farea al-Muslimi, a young Yemeni journalist and activist, went for a drive with a friend around the capital city of his home, Sanaa. ...

Yemeni Al Qaeda Leader Penned Letter On How To Wage Jihad

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — A year before he was caught on an intercept discussing the terror plot that prompted this week's sweeping closure of U.S. embas...

Who Are US Drones Killing in Yemen -- and Why?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama, at his pre-vacation press conference Friday, promised more "transparency" on U.S. government surveillance programs. But he made no mention of the need for more information about who our government is secretly killing abroad.

Latest Terror Threat: Looking for More Than Just a Headline

Nida Khan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Nida Khan

It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.

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...

Suspected U.S. Drone Kills 7 Alleged Al Qaeda Members In Yemen

AP | AHMED EL-HAJ | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed seven alleged al-Qaida militants Wednesday in southern Yemen, security officials and residents sa...

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...

State Dept. Orders Evacuation Of Embassy In Yemen

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat b...

U.S. Drone Kills 3 Alleged Al Qaeda Members In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida members in the country's volatile south. The o...

Al Qaeda Branch Confirms Death Of Its No. 2

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group's No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed ...

Al Qaeda Commander Issues Warning 'To The American Nation'

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- The military leader of al-Qaida's Yemeni branch says Americans will not be safe unless their leaders respect the security of other nat...

Ryan Grim

Meet The Other Journalist The Obama Administration Has Targeted

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- James Rosen got off easy. After searching his email and tracking his whereabouts, the Department of Justice has not jailed or prosecuted...

As Drone Strikes Grow In Yemen, So Does Collateral Damage

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- The cleric preached in his tiny Yemeni village about the evils of al-Qaida, warning residents to stay away from the group's fighters a...