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Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Iran blasts Saudis over Yemen, agencies rush in aid

Apr 15, – Although a five-day humanitarian truce was largely holding, and aid was getting to some of the millions of Yemenis deprived of food, fuel and medicine, tensions were also mounting over an Iranian relief ship, which Saudi Arabia insisted on inspecting. A top member of Iran’s parliament called Saudi Arabia’s King Salman a […]

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Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Iran ships ‘turn back’ from Yemen as fighting rages

Apr 24, – The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi rebels, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers. An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials […]

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New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

New drone strike kills 7 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Apr 22, – The overnight strike hit a vehicle parked near the presidential palace in Mukalla, capital of Hadramawt province, witnesses said. Seven suspected Al-Qaeda militants were killed in an apparent US drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla which the jihadists overran earlier this month, a local official said Wednesday. The United […]

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Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Yemen rebels quit Aden palace, Qaeda makes gains

Apr 03, – The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has sunk further into chaos since the coalition spearheaded by Riyadh launched Operation Decisive Storm on March 26 to try to halt the advance by Shiite Huthi rebels. Saudi-led air raids drove back rebels in the last stronghold of Yemen’s absent president Friday, while Al-Qaeda militants seized […]

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Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Gunmen attack Tunisian museum, kill seven tourists- government official

Mar 18, – Foreign tourists ran for shelter, covered by security forces aiming rifles into the air, live television footage showed. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said. Security forces were surrounding at least two militants in […]

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At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen

Dec 07, – U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside […]

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AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

AP NewsBreak: Yemen says Saudis behind attack

Dec 07, – The attack – the deadliest in Sanaa since May 2012 – marked an escalation in the terror network’s battle to undermine the U.S.-allied government and destabilize the impoverished Arab nation despite the drone strikes and a series of U.S.-backed military offensive against it. U.S. forces also have been training and arming Yemeni […]

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NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

Oct 19, – Federal authorities have arrested the U.S.-born man, charging him with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to support terrorists and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and obstruction of justice. For 25 years Marcos Alonso Zea lived in America, working most recently as a clerk at a home improvement store […]

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“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration this week acknowledged that four Americans have been killed — three of whom were not specifically targeted — in secretive overseas drone strikes against al-Qaida extremists since 2009. And in a wide-ranging speech Thursday, Obama warned that Americans must be vigilant against increasing homegrown threats from within, […]

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US drone strike in Yemen kills 4 militants

US drone strike in Yemen kills 4 militants

May 19, SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The officials said the attack took place around dawn in an area called Deyqa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to brief the media. Yemeni forces battled al-Qaida in Abyan province last year, routing militants from major cities that al-Qaida had briefly ruled during […]

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