Topic: Saudi Arabia
Yemen forces killed an Al Qaeda cell leader in a firefight Tuesday night and pursued two dozen other militants in Shabwa Province. For the moment, the calculation of the Yemen government is to proactively challenge Al Qaeda – militarily and with aid.
01/13/2010 03:08 pm
Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua put to rest rumors that he was dead in a telephone interview with the BBC Tuesday. It's been six weeks since he left his post for treatment in Saudi Arabia.
01/12/2010 08:41 am
Rumors that Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, hospitalized for six weeks in Saudi Arabia, has gone into a coma have put the West African nation on edge.
01/11/2010 10:28 am
A German couple and their three children have been located, but are still being held hostage, according a German official in Yemen. But who's holding them hostage remains a mystery.
01/11/2010 09:43 am
Obama outlined his tougher security measures in the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt. But terrorist-related incidents in recent months raise questions about their adequacy.
01/09/2010 12:08 pm
In the wake of the Christmas Day Northwest airlines bombing attempt, some are wondering if the Al Qaeda branches in Yemen and Somalia are linked. Most experts don't see evidence of coordination – not yet.
01/07/2010 12:11 pm
A suicide bomb in Russia's restive Caucasus region closely follows a strike that took out Al Qaeda's appointed 'Amir' in the majority-Muslim republic of Dagestan. The suicide bomb killed six and wounded 14.
01/06/2010 07:47 am
Obama said Tuesday that intelligence agencies 'had sufficient information,' but failed to act in airline bomb plot. After meeting with top officials, he also suspended the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to Yemen.
01/05/2010 07:54 pm
The closing of the US Embassy in Yemen shows the difficulty of beefing up the American counterterrorist effort in the Arab world’s poorest country.
01/04/2010 02:02 pm
From smoky halls to the rugged mountains of Yemen, locals are worried that their country – threatened more by poverty and water shortages than terrorism, they say – could turn into another Afghanistan.
01/04/2010 01:51 pm