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Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

Yemen's weakened president abandoned by own tribe

SANAA, Yemen – The U.S.-backed president of Yemen suffered a devastating political blow on Sunday when his own powerful tribe demanded his resignation, joining religious leaders, young people and the country’s traditional opposition in calls for an end to his three decades in power. Massive crowds flooded cities and towns around the impoverished and volatile […]

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Epidemic in Yemen seen spreading throughout Arabian Peninsula

WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia is working to contain the outbreak of a lethal, contagious disease in Yemen. Officials said the disease has already killed at least 65 people in Yemen, the southern neighbor of the Saudi kingdom. They said the prospect that the disease would spread through Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula […]

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Cable: Yemen removed nuclear storage site's lone security guard

WorldTribune.com LONDON — Yemen, despite U.S. appeals, has suspended security measures at its nuclear storage plant. A U.S. embassy cable reported fears of an Al Qaida attack on Yemen’s National Atomic Energy Commission, which contains radioactive material. A memorandum to the State Department asserted that the Yemeni facility contained no protection. “Very little now stands […]

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Failed air freight attack draws attention to likely penetration of Al Qaida

Failed air freight attack draws attention to likely penetration of Al Qaida

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The shadow war against Al Qaida was highlighted last week during the failed attempt by Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula to blow up transport aircraft using the explosive PETN concealed inside printer cartridges shipped from Yemen. The discovery of two of the devices in Dubai and Britain demonstrated that […]

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Yemen puts U.S.-born radical cleric al-Awlaki on trial . . . in absentia

Yemen puts U.S.-born radical cleric al-Awlaki on trial . . . in absentia

SAN’A, Yemen – Faced with mounting U.S. pressure to do more in the fight against al-Qaida after the thwarted mail bombs plot, Yemen on Tuesday took the surprise move of putting on trial a fugitive U.S.-born radical Islamic cleric wanted for his part in terror attacks on American soil. The move is largely symbolic, since […]

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Al Qaida's Arab Peninsula division has launched three strikes against U.S. in a year

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The interception of two Al Qaida bombs by United Arab Emirates and Britain marked the third attempted mass-casualty strike by Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula against the United States in less than a year. Officials said Britain and the UAE cooperated to foil a bombing in the United States by the […]

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Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect in attempted U.S. strikes

Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect in attempted U.S. strikes

CAIRO – He is suspected of packing explosives into the underwear of a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner last Christmas and sent his own brother on a suicide mission against a top Saudi official. Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, considered a key figure in al-Qaida’s most active franchise, is now the chief […]

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Thousands of Yemenis flee battle with Al Qaida

Thousands of Yemenis flee battle with Al Qaida

SAN’A, Yemen – Thousands of people have fled a village in southern Yemen where security forces are laying siege to al-Qaida militants, a security official said Monday, signaling an escalation in the government’s U.S.-backed campaign to uproot the terror network’s local offshoot. Government forces have moved into the village of Hawta with tanks and armored […]