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‘Yemen could have helped avoid Paris attacks’

‘Yemen could have helped avoid Paris attacks’

Yemeni security officials said the United States and France failed to pass on intelligence information about Said Kouachi, one of the brothers behind…

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Paris gunman told Yemeni he lived with ‘underwear bomber'

Paris gunman told Yemeni he lived with ‘underwear bomber'

One of the men behind last week’s deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida “underwear bomb” plot fiv…

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Iran’s shallow influence in Yemen

Iran’s shallow influence in Yemen

Ever since Sanaa fell into the hands of the Houthis on Sept. 21, 2014, Iranian officials have been rejoicing with their new victory in Yemen, which th…

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The American who inspires terror from Paris to the U.S.

The American who inspires terror from Paris to the U.S.

(CNN)The deadliest jihadist terrorist attack in Europe in a decade was inspired and perhaps even was instigated by an American citizen, Anwar al-Awla…

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Yemeni official: Said Kouachi visited Yemen in 2011, linked up with al-Qaeda

Yemeni official: Said Kouachi visited Yemen in 2011, linked up with al-Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen — Said Kouachi, the elder of two brothers accused of carrying out France’s deadliest terrorist attack in decades, visited Yemen in 201…

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In New Era of Terrorism, Voice From Yemen Echoes as France Declares ‘War’

In New Era of Terrorism, Voice From Yemen Echoes as France Declares ‘War’

For more than five years now, as Western terrorism investigators have searched for critical influences behind the latest jihadist plot, one name ha…

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Sources: Suspect sought in Paris attack had trained in Yemen

Sources: Suspect sought in Paris attack had trained in Yemen

The sources said Said Kouachi, 34, was in Yemen for a number of months training with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group's…

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Violence Grows in Yemen as Al Qaeda Tries to Fight Its Way Back

Violence Grows in Yemen as Al Qaeda Tries to Fight Its Way Back

Yemen — When Houthi fighters swept into this town and broke the grip of…

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Yemeni Officials Say Shi’ite Rebels Have More Sunnis Backing al-Qaeda

Yemeni Officials Say Shi’ite Rebels Have More Sunnis Backing al-Qaeda

Yemen has been a mess in a lot of ways for a lot of years, but one thing it hasn’t traditionally had, despite its population being split between Su…

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7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014

7,700 Yemenis killed in 2014

Over 7,700 Yemenis were killed over the course of 2014 due to armed clashes, according to a study published by a Yemeni NGO late Saturd…

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Yemen's descent into chaos affects all of us

Yemen's descent into chaos affects all of us

When the Arab Spring protests swept the Middle East in 2011, Yemen was among the first countries to see a popular uprising against a long-entrenche…

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Yemen: Al-Qaeda 'in a war of attrition'

Yemen: Al-Qaeda 'in a war of attrition'

Yemen - As fighting between Yemen's warring groups intensified, the recent clashes between Houthi fighters and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (A…

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 Houthi militants face guerrilla campaign in Arhab

Houthi militants face guerrilla campaign in Arhab

Two Houthis were killed and four others injured on Sunday after they stormed the booby-trapped house of a tribal figure in Al-Makarib village, Arha…

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Yemeni women fear limited freedom as Houthis gain control

Yemeni women fear limited freedom as Houthis gain control

When Yemeni Arwa Othman took a dance at the headquarters of a political party in Sanaa, she exposed the kind of deep hostility that is worrying wom…

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Yemen : Uncertain future

Yemen : Uncertain future

The Shia rebel offensive has slowed down, but not stalled, in its advance south. This is because the appearance of the Shia rebels has mobilized ma…

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This Yemeni says US drone strikes are actually helping al-Qaeda

This Yemeni says US drone strikes are actually helping al-Qaeda

American policymakers credit drones as a lifesaver for American soldiers, saying it keeps them from direct confrontations with fight…

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 Thanks to American Help, Yemen’s Commandos Aren’t Half Bad

Thanks to American Help, Yemen’s Commandos Aren’t Half Bad

On Dec. 5, American and Yemeni commandos launched a risky mission to rescue American journalist Luke Somers and South African humanitarian Pierre K…

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Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty

Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty

By Juan Cole - The Nation The crime and tragedy of the killing of two hostages by Al Qaeda during an attempted US rescue mission in Shabw…

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