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‘Yemen could have helped avoid Paris attacks’

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 22:33

Yemeni security officials said the United States and France failed to pass on intelligence information about Said Kouachi, one of the brothers behind the attack on a French magazine who trained wit

Paris gunman told Yemeni he lived with ‘underwear bomber'

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 01:30

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Pari

Iran’s shallow influence in Yemen

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 01:18

Ever since Sanaa fell into the hands of the Houthis on Sept.

The American who inspires terror from Paris to the U.S.

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:59

(CNN)The deadliest jihadist terrorist attack in Europe in a decade was inspired and perhaps even was instigated by an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who died in a CIA drone strike in Yemen in 2

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


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