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Foreign Military Instructors Killed in Yemen. Is al-Qaida to Blame?

In violence-prone Yemen, unknown gunmen killed two Belarussian military instructors…

Drone War in Somalia against al-Qaida escalates

New York Times Article on the escalating drone war against al-Qaida and Shahab in Somalia at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/world/africa/02somalia.html

Osama bin Laden Biography

Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qa’ida Terrorist Organization    Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957-May 1, 2011) was the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, is reported to have been killed by U.S. forces in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011. The evening of May 1, 2011, President Obama announced that […]

The Sa’dah War in Yemen Appears To Be Over

The Sa’dah War in Yemen appears to be over, for now at least. The rebels have agreed to stop fighting the government and Yemen’s Saudi allies. This now allows the Yemen gov. to concentrate on the al-Qaida threat and the Southern secessionists. http://www.historyguy.com/yemen_saada_war.htm

Yemen With al-Qaida Threat May Be New Front In War

Yemen has long been connected to the family of Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist organization. The bin Laden family originated in Yemen prior to settling in Saudi Arabia and becoming wealthy in the construction business. Like Afghanistan and Somalia, other favorite bases for al-Qaida, Yemen status as a nation with a fairly weak […]

Saudi Forces Hit Yemeni Rebels Hard Along Border

    Saudi Arabia and Yemen are two arabic speaking Sunni Muslim-majority nations on the Arabian penisula with a long history of hostility toward each other. However, both nations are battling al-Qaida rebels, and both have concerns about the growing influence of Shiite-majority Iran and its growing influence in the Arab world. Yemen has battled […]

Saudi Air and Artillery Strikes in Aid of Yemen

The Sa’dah insurgency in northern Yemen began in June of 2004 with a rebellion led by the Shiite cleric Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, head of the Shi‘a Zaidiyyah sect. Most of the fighting has taken place in Sa’dah Governorate (province) in northwesternmost Yemen. In November of 2009, the Sa’ada insurgency took on an alarming new dimension, as Saudi […]

Yemeni Rebels Kill Baptist Hospital Workers

Nine foreign hostages were found dead in Yemen, near the Sa’dah region of northwestern Yemen.  The obvious suspects are the al-Houthi Shiite rebels who live and fight in that region, but they deny any involvement in the deaths a British engineer, his South Korean wife, a German doctor, his wife and their three children, and […]

The Threat to Yemen: al-Qaida and the Perils of More War in Yemen

The Threat to Yemen: al-Qaida and the Perils of More War in Yemen Yemen, that oddly-shaped nation on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is one of the world’s poorest nations with a very uneducated, illiterate population.  It is also a hotbed of violence, tribalism, insurgencies and protests against the weak central government, along […]