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Yemeni official: Said Kouachi visited Yemen in 2011, linked up with al-Qaeda

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:47

SANAA, Yemen — Said Kouachi, the elder of two brothers accused of carrying out France’s deadliest terrorist attack in decades, visited Yemen in 2011 on the pretext of Islamic studies and instead li

In New Era of Terrorism, Voice From Yemen Echoes as France Declares ‘War’

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:18

For more than five years now, as Western terrorism investigators have searched for critical influences behind the latest jihadist plot, one name has surfaced again and again.

Sources: Suspect sought in Paris attack had trained in Yemen

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 04:50

The sources said Said Kouachi, 34, was in Yemen for a number of months training with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group's most active affiliates. 

Violence Grows in Yemen as Al Qaeda Tries to Fight Its Way Back

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:48

Yemen — When Houthi fighters swept into this town and broke the grip of

Yemeni Officials Say Shi’ite Rebels Have More Sunnis Backing al-Qaeda

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:15

Yemen has been a mess in a lot of ways for a lot of years, but one thing it hasn’t traditionally had, despite its population being split between Sunnis and Shi’ites, is sectarian warfare.

Yemen's al-Qaida thrives on Sunni backlash to Shiite rebel

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:00

Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is surging in strength, finding new support and recruits among the country's Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash to drone strikes and the rise to power of Shiite rebels who ha

In Yemen, rebel backlash strengthens al-Qaida

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:53

Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen is finding new support and recruits among the country’s Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash to drone strikes and the rise to power of Shi’ite rebels who have taken over the ca

7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:06

Over 7,700 Yemenis were killed over the course of 2014 due to armed clashes, according to a study published by a Yemeni NGO late Saturday.

Yemen's descent into chaos affects all of us

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:17

When the Arab Spring protests swept the Middle East in 2011, Yemen was among the first countries to see a popular uprising against a long-entrenched dictator.

Yemen: Al-Qaeda 'in a war of attrition'

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 15:11

Yemen - As fighting between Yemen's warring groups intensified, the recent clashes between Houthi fighters and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) could turn into a wider sectarian conflict, a


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