Special Reports

The U.S. Fight Against Al Qaeda in Yemen Just Got Harder

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:24

Four months ago, President Barack Obama pointed to the United States’ counterterrorism campaign in Yemen against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as a model worth emulating.

Yemen’s South Calls for UN-Sponsored Self-Determination Referendum

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:30

The north of Yemen has been embroiled in unrest between the Shia Houthis and the Sunni government which resigned last week

The Catastrophic Strategic Consequences of the Fall of Yemen

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:46

Iranian control of Yemen gives the Mullahs the option of cutting off the sea lanes connecting the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.

Pentagon confirms U.S. talks with Yemeni Shiite rebels

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:29

U.S. officials are holding discussions with representatives of the Shiite militia in Yemen who have forced the resignation of the country's president, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

US new cooperation with Shiite rebels to fight al-Qaeda will lead to sectarian war in Yemen’ analyst

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:23

The Yemeni political analyst Jamal Al-Awadhi said to YOL that the new US strategy of anti-terrorism in Yemen will lead to sectarian war between Shiites and Sunnis.

Houthi Leader Blames Separatists in South Yemen for Political Stalemate

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:33

SANA, Yemen — The Houthi rebel group that has seized control of

White House: ‘We cannot be an occupying force in a place like Yemen’

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:23

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on Sunday sought to shore up the Obama administration’s message on recent events in the Middle East, stressing that the collapse of Yemen’s central govern

Yemen’s widening sectarian conflict

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:35

The political chaos in Yemen should focus the world’s attention on the perils of counterterrorism-lite as is being practised by the US in many countries, says the international media.

Is the White House prepared for the collapse of Yemen?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:22

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said U.S.

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