Yemen used inappropriate force to quell largely nonviolent secession protests, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Southern Yemenis say they have been marginalized.
Two Yemen-based militants dressed as women, one of whom was a former Guantánamo prisoner, were intercepted at a Saudi checkpoint last week.
Suspected in the kidnapping of nine foreigners last week, the militant group appears to be gaining momentum – thanks in part to weak central government.
The country wants to offer 'retraining' for returning Guantánamo detainees. It also hopes to boost dialogue with religious leaders. Human rights groups are skeptical.
Those arrested are implicated in operations that occurred between 2003 and 2006.