Adam Baron was expelled Thursday without explanation. His reporting over the past four years regularly challenged the government's official line on events.
Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.
In an interview, Abdulwahab al-Homayqani, who has been accused of funneling money to Al Qaeda, insists he is innocent. The US faces hurdles prosecuting the popular politician as Yemenis rally around him.
Saudi Arabia may send home about 200,000 Yemeni guest workers, adding to the pool of unemployed men, a potential target for militant recruiters.
Yemenis have long owned a lot of guns. But proliferation in urban areas is worrying many, who say they would happily give up their firearms if the government provided better security.
Yemen's city of Taiz touts its legacy of education and civic-mindedness, but the power vacuum of the past two years has bred instability.
With Yemen yet again in the news last week because of the local Al Qaeda group, Yemenis want the US to begin addressing what they consider their real problems.
There are some strange elements to this report.
The US has hit Yemen with seven drone strikes in a little more than a week.
Yemen is ground zero of a high alert for a potential terrorist attack on US targets, but what local Al Qaeda franchise AQAP has in mind remains a mystery.
Less noise. More insight.