01/07/2010 12:36 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
As the US focuses more on Yemen after the foiled Christmas Day attack by suspected plane bomber Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Yemeni officials are resisting any suggestion of bringing US military forces into the country.
01/07/2010 07:57 am
The six-count grand jury indictment against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged bomber in the failed Christmas Day terror attempt, carries the possibility of life in prison.
01/06/2010 05:55 pm
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that troubled countries like Yemen illustrate the need for development aid – as well as diplomacy and air strikes – to fulfill US security interests.
01/06/2010 05:50 pm
In the past year, the percentage of former Guantanamo detainees who had joined militant groups has risen from 11 percent to 20 percent, according to a classified Pentagon report. Of the 198 detainees left in Guantanamo, 91 are Yemeni.
01/06/2010 05:05 pm
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
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled against a cook who worked for an Al Qaeda-linked group and was challenging the legality of his detention. The ruling clarified the ground rules for future habeas corpus cases brought by Guantánamo detainees.
01/05/2010 07:28 pm
Critics say the US has put too much emphasis on large-scale military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yemen shows that Al Qaeda is too agile to be defeated by such a 'whack a mole' strategy, they say.
01/05/2010 06:52 pm
The Obama administration takes concrete steps after the Christmas Day bombing attempt on Flight 253. But some of the decisions carry risk.
01/05/2010 05:34 pm