Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind the failed Christmas Day bomb attempt last year. US authorities believe the terrorist group is focusing on small-scale attacks against the West.
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.
Reports suggest that suspicious packages from Yemen on two US-bound planes were intended for two unnamed synagogues in Chicago. There are no plans yet to call off any Sabbath services.
Obama, appearing at the White House, says Yemen packages bound for synagogues in Chicago contained explosives. Suspicion falls on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The discovery of suspicious packages originating in Yemen is yet another incident that increases concern about Yemen becoming a launching pad for Al Qaeda.
Two suspicious US-bound packages from Yemen were stopped last night – one in Dubai and one in Britain. It set off alerts in the US, as well as speculation as to who sent the parcels – and why.
The sanctions aimed at pushing Tehran to accept an Iran nuclear deal have kept Iranian traders in Dubai on their toes. But they say it's US businesses that are most affected.
Fran Crippen, a 26-year-old Olympic hopeful from a family of prominent swimmers in Philadelphia, died near the end of a World Cup event in the UAE this weekend.
Kittie Brown's gathering in Paris will be one among more than 800 happening in 67 countries as Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' gains global appeal.