Plenty of people were excited about the election of two Muslim women to Congress in the 2018 midterms. The rulers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia weren’t among them.
U.S. justification for backing the Saudis in Yemen has never been clearly explained, either by the Obama or Trump administration.
Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.
Al Qaeda’s local franchise is suspected of carrying out a brazen attack on Thursday against Yemen’s heavily guarded Ministry of Defense.
Saudi Arabia is sending back about 200,000 Yemeni guest workers, adding to the pool of unemployed men, a potential target for militant recruiters.
With Yemen yet again in the news last week because of the local Al Qaeda group, Yemenis want the US to begin addressing what they consider their real problems.
Yemen appeared to back away from claims it had foiled a grandiose plot, and some terror experts wondered if the US, which launched three more drone strikes, had been duped by Al Qaeda into closing its embassies.
Yemen is ground zero of a high alert for a potential terrorist attack on US targets, but what local Al Qaeda franchise AQAP has in mind remains a mystery.
The US and UK are evacuating diplomatic personnel from Yemen under what they say is the threat of Al Qaeda attacks, leaving Yemenis stuck between the threat of terrorism and a widening fear of US drone strikes.
The US and UK governments have ordered all non-emergency staff to leave their embassies in Yemen immediately.
Locals in Yemen’s Mareb province say they live in constant fear that drones will damage more than their intended targets.
The Houthis, a Shiite rebel group that battled the government in northern Yemen for years, has brought stability and investment to its territory. Its rise could threaten US-Yemen cooperation.
The drive-by shooting that killed a Yemeni security officer assigned to the US Embassy in Sana bore the fingerprints of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has targeted the US in the past.
Today’s protests in Yemen were called for in response to the infamous anti-Islam film, but they come against the backdrop of continued political instability and rising anti-US sentiment.
Two deadly attacks this weekend signal the ongoing ability of Al Qaeda-linked militants to hit the government even after being dislodged from their strongholds earlier this year.
More than 10 million Yemenis lack adequate food and more than a quarter million children face malnutrition, but economic disruption, not food shortages, are to blame.
One of the three was Anwar al-Awlaki. The complaint, filed in federal court in Washington, deals with the practice of maintaining ‘kill lists’ that target suspected terrorists, including US citizens.
Yemen has scored a major victory over Al Qaeda, retaking two cities that were militant strongholds in a US-backed offensive.
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Yemen’s capital city of Sanaa.
The week after revelations by a double agent that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was trying to take down a US airliner with an underwear bomb, the Pentagon has begun sending US troops into Yemen.