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U.S. details troop presence in Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Yemen

WASHINGTON — The United States has detailed its military presence in the Middle East. The administration of President Barack Obama has reported to Congress on the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. The administration said the U.S. military was operating in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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Saleh operation called success; Yemen opposition opposes his return

Saleh operation called success; Yemen opposition opposes his return

SANAA – Yemen’s opposition vowed Sunday to prevent the return of wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh from a Saudi hospital, as tens of thousands of protesters celebrated despite doubts over who holds the reins of power in Sanaa. “We will work with all our strength to prevent his return,” parliamentary opposition spokesman Mohammed Qahtan told […]

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Defection by key units of Yemen's military facilitates Al Qaida offensive in the South

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Yemen’s military continues to decline amid the rebellion against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Opposition sources said key units of the Western-trained military have either disintegrated or fled to the opposition. They said this included units of the Republican Guard under the direct command of Saleh’s relatives. “Stand side by […]

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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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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 […]