There are some strange elements to this report.
The US has hit Yemen with seven drone strikes in a little more than a week.
Al Qaeda threat: Despite the seriousness of the Al Qaeda threat, the apparent targeting of US interests abroad – rather than in the US proper – suggests the group's aspirations have contracted since 9/11.
In an area largely beyond the reach of the central government, Nasser Muhtam works to bring development and civil society.
Protesters in Yemen's capital broke through a fence at the US embassy and stormed the compound. In Cairo, confrontations between police and rioters included firebombs and tear gas.