Yemen leader warns of civil war; rebels cry victory

Sep 24, 2014

Yemen leader warns of civil war; rebels cry victory

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi warned Tuesday of “civil war” in Sunni-majority Yemen and vowed to restore state authority as Shiite rebels in apparent near-total control of Sanaa hailed their “victory.” Yemen “is facing a conspiracy” and “the danger of slipping into civil war,” ...

Shiite rebels' weeklong sweep into Yemeni capital kills 340

Sep 23, 2014

Shiite rebels' weeklong sweep into Yemeni capital kills 340

In a stunning sweep of the Yemeni capital, the country’s Shiite rebels seized homes, offices and military bases of their Sunni foes on Monday, forcing many into hiding and triggering an exodus of civilians from the city after a week of fighting that left ...

Sep 2, 2014

Al-Qaida kills three Yemen 'spies' for allegedly aiding U.S. drones

Al-Qaida militants have executed three men they accuse of planting electronic chips in the network’s vehicles to help U.S. drones target them, a security official said Monday. Scores of al-Qaida suspects, including some of the network’s leaders, have been killed in drone strikes in ...

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

Aug 26, 2014

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law” in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection. The Nigerian military denied ...

Aug 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia jails four for seeking to fight in Syria

Saudi Arabia’s Specialised Criminal Court has sentenced four men to prison for travelling abroad to fight in Syria’s civil war, local and state media reported on Sunday. King Abdullah decreed in February that citizens involved in fighting overseas faced up to 20 years in ...

Jul 14, 2014

Link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists frightening: Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that intelligence suggesting Islamist bombmakers from Yemen have teamed up in Syria is “more frightening than anything” he had seen before. In an interview with ABC News, Holder called the alleged cooperation between expert bomb-makers in ...

Jul 13, 2014

Shiite group hands back army camp to Yemeni government

Shiite Muslim tribesmen handed back an army camp to the Yemeni government on Saturday, a spokesman for the group said, to try to defuse tensions caused by the capture of a provincial capital north of Sanaa earlier in the week. The fall of Omran, ...

UK Muslim preacher Abu Hamza convicted in NYC terrorism trial

May 20, 2014

UK Muslim preacher Abu Hamza convicted in NYC terrorism trial

An Islamist whose fiery sermons before and after 9/11 attracted extremists to his London mosque was convicted Monday in a trial that a prosecutor said should provide justice for the victims of a kidnapping in Yemen more than a decade ago. The 56-year-old cleric, ...