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Al Qaeda No.2 In Yemen Reportedly Killed

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen died of wounds sustained in a U.S. drone attack last year in southern Yemen, the country's official news age...

Drone Strike Kills 3 Alleged Militants In Yemen, Wounds Others

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A U.S. drone airstrike on a vehicle Monday east of Yemen's capital of Sanaa killed three suspected al-Qaida militants and wounded...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Offers Bounty For U.S. Ambassador

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda has offered a bounty for anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador to Yemen or an American s...

Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A U.S. drone airstrike killed two al-Qaida militants Monday in a southern town, Yemeni security officials said, the latest in a y...

We Don't Need a New Drone Rulebook: Follow International Law

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Under international law, in an armed conflict the United States can kill members of the armed forces of the enemy, or civilians while they directly participate in hostilities. In Afghanistan, the United States is still clearly in an armed conflict. But where else does the law of armed conflict apply?

Warning: Avoid Military-Age Men in Muslim Countries

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

All men in Pakistan between the ages of 20 and 40 are potential targets for a U.S. drone strike, says former Ambassador Cameron Munter. And all "mili...

Al Qaeda's No. 2 In Yemen Reportedly Killed

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike killed al-Qaida's No. 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car on Monday, U.S. and Yeme...

Reports: U.S. Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Militant

AP | AHMED AL HAJ | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A U.S. drone strike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida militant wanted for allegedly masterminding a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker, Yem...

Yemeni Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Cadets

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their aca...

France Arrests Alleged Al Qaeda Financier

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

PARIS — French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is su...

NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: Al Qaeda Operative Doesn't Fit Profile

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM -- A Norwegian man has received terrorist training from al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen and is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the We...

The Death of al Qaeda's #2: Time to Wind Down the War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

This is the time to start publicly acknowledging we've won the war the United States declared in 2001 against those who "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11 attacks, and those who harbored them. It's time to embark on a more rational counterterrorism policy.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 5 Al Qaeda Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — A U.S. drone strike Monday aiming for an al-Qaida leader has killed five militants in the country's south as part of a Yemeni off...

White House Spin May Have Had Unintended Consequences

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

* Obama adviser touted "inside control" of bomb plot * Leaks forced shutdown of operation By Mark Hosenball ...

Yemen Launches Assault Against Al Qaeda Fighters

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Government troops and warplanes pounded al-Qaida positions in southern Yemen on Wednesday, killing at least 29 militants as part ...

U.S. Reportedly Guides Yemeni Offensive Against Al Qaeda

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni warplanes and troops backed by heavy artillery waged a four-front assault Tuesday against the strongholds of al-Qaida mili...

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...

Andrea Stone

CIA, Not TSA, Is Key To Foiling Airplane Bomb Plots, Experts Say | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The foiling of an al Qaeda plot to place an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound airliner has focused attention on whether the more sophisti...

Mike Sacks

Bin Laden Raid: 'Obama Made The Decision' | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on three separate Sunday morning programs to discuss the administration's eff...

Officials: Al Qaeda Incapable Of New 9/11-Scale Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's core organization is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casu...

Militants And Soldiers Clash At Army Outpost

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — An al-Qaida attack on a Yemeni army post in the south set off clashes that left 64 people dead on Monday and prompted local civil...

Reports: 140 Dead In Al Qaeda Attack

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Sneaking across the desert behind army lines, al-Qaida militants launched a surprise attack against military bases in south Yemen...

Andrea Stone

Russ Feingold, Foe of Patriot Act, Says Al-Awlaki Drone Killing Was 'Legitimate' | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, whose lone vote against the Patriot Act made him a hero among civil libertarians, said he has no pr...

Reports: Yemen Kills Brother Of Al Qaeda Leader

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- The brother of Yemen's al-Qaida leader was among dozens of people killed in battles raging for days in the south of the country, secur...

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.