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.
An outbreak of violence in Afghanistan this weekend was testament to a clear trend: In Muslim countries now enjoying more political freedom, anti-American anger is coming to the surface.
Whether or not there were lapses in his administration, the attack on the US consulate in Libya happened on President Obama's watch. How he responds could impact the presidential election.
The death of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula No. 2 Said al-Shihri is only a setback for the group, which also recently lost its foothold in southern Yemen.
Yemeni military sources say Said al-Shehri was killed last week in an operation thought to have been carried out by a US drone.
Spanish officials have arrested three suspected Al Qaeda operatives. They say the militants were planning an attack in Spain or possibly other European countries.
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.
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Crown Prince Nayef was the interior minister responsible for cracking down on al-Qaeda after September 11.