White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says authorities "have to presume" there might be more mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.
Hanan Al Samawi's lawyer and fellow students say she has no links to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is being blamed for Friday's thwarted attempt to mail bombs to Chicago synagogues.
Yemen officials arrested a suspect Saturday in the alleged plot to mail bombs to two synagogues in Chicago, but clues also lead to a bombmaker for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports say.
The Yemen packages found on UPS and FedEx flights yesterday came shortly after Al Qaeda in Yemen published a jihadist magazine emphasizing the importance of targeting Americans.
The discovery of suspicious packages originating in Yemen is yet another incident that increases concern about Yemen becoming a launching pad for Al Qaeda.
US interest in the case of Sharif Mobley, who was set to be tried today, illustrates broader concern about American Muslims going abroad to train with militants.
The Yemeni government launched air strikes against suspected Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen's Abyan province this weekend.
The Saudis have gleaned significant intelligence over 10 years of pursuing Al Qaeda affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula. But AQAP hasn't yet shown it can attack the West.
CNN cites an unnamed NATO official who charges that members of Pakistan's intelligence service are giving shelter to Osama bin Laden in the country's northwest.
The latest Yemen attack – on a vehicle carrying British embassy workers – shows how 'resilient and increasingly agile' Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have become, says one expert.