Yemen says Saudi militants behind bloody attack on Defense Ministry

Dec 7, 2013

Yemen says Saudi militants behind bloody attack on Defense Ministry

Saudi militants were behind the massive car bombing and assault on Yemen’s military headquarters that killed more than 50 people, including foreigners, investigators said in a preliminary report released Friday. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for U.S. drone strikes ...

Militants storm Yemen Defence Ministry, killing 52 people

Dec 6, 2013

Militants storm Yemen Defence Ministry, killing 52 people

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni Defence Ministry complex Thursday, followed by an armed assault in which 52 people died, including seven foreign medical staff, officials said. The brazen daylight attack on the sprawling facility followed a spate of hit-and-run ...

Sep 14, 2013

Yemen probes 8-year-old child bride's death

Yemen is investigating the reported death of an 8-year-old girl from injuries suffered on the first night of her marriage to a man in his 40s. The government has formed a committee “to verify the reports about the death of the girl, named Rawan, ...

The rise of al-Qaida's new point man

Aug 9, 2013

The rise of al-Qaida's new point man

When the Sept. 11, 2001, plot was hatched, Nasser al-Wahishi was Osama bin Laden’s personal assistant in Afghanistan. Half a decade later, he became the architect of the al-Qaida Yemeni affiliate that experts say poses the biggest terrorist threat to the United States. The ...

Yemen threat snarls plan to close Gitmo

Aug 8, 2013

Yemen threat snarls plan to close Gitmo

The recent security threat emanating from Yemen has complicated U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest push to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reviving doubts among conservative lawmakers about whether it is safe to return Yemeni detainees to their turbulent country. More than ...

Aug 7, 2013

U.S. buys time in Yemen with drone strikes

The Obama administration authorizes a series of drone strikes in Yemen as part of an effort to disrupt an al-Qaida terrorism plot that has forced the closure of American embassies around the world.

Al-Qaida's Yemen branch rises as core falters

| Aug 6, 2013

Al-Qaida's Yemen branch rises as core falters

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri ordered the head of the terrorist group’s Yemen affiliate to carry out an attack, according to intercepted communications that have led to the closure of U.S. embassies and a global travel alert, said a person briefed on the case. In ...