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Yemen: 12 killed in militant checkpoint attack

Another three Al Qaeda fighters and one security force member were wounded in the assault, while in a separate incident militants kidnapped a senior intelligence officer and two soldiers in the town of Radda, south of Yemen’s capital, San’aa.

Yemen says dozens dead in Al Qaeda assault

Militants linked to Al Qaeda launched a dawn attack on a Yemeni army post on Monday, leaving at least 23 people dead, according to army officials.

Yemen: Where Al Qaeda rules

ABYAN PROVINCE, Yemen — After a brief respite in the air assault on Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, Sanaa and Washington’s warplanes are again scrambling. But some think the military assault might be aiding the terror group more than hurting it, sewing sympathy for militants and anger toward Americans. Yemenis who live in these long-neglected areas told GlobalPost that Al Qaeda has brought stability to the region.

Islamist militants kill 20 Yemeni soldiers

"The holy warriors of Ansar al Sharia this morning carried out the raid of dignity on the al Hurur military checkpoint in Abyan, resulting in the deaths of around 30," read a text message said to be from al Qaeda-linked group Ansar al Sharia.

Middle East pushes up global rate of executions (VIDEO)

Around the world, different crimes can result in a death sentence: in Pakistan, blasphemy; in Saudi Arabia, sorcery; in Republic of Congo, trafficking in human bones.

Yemen: three Filipino sailors kidnapped

Continued kidnappings plague Yemen's lawless southern provinces.

Al Qaeda kills American teacher in Yemen

"This operation comes as a response to the campaign of Christian proselytizing that the West has launched against Muslims," an unidentified person said in the text message, claiming responsibility on behalf of the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law).

Swiss woman kidnapped in Yemen

The Swiss Foreign Office said a Swiss government crisis team has begun working on securing the woman’s release.

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills four soldiers

Later, clashes broke out near the site of the blast, during which an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader identified as Nasser al-Zafari was reported killed.

Yemen air strikes kill Al Qaeda-linked militants

Targets close to the city of Bayda, around 130 kilometers south of the capital Sanaa, were struck by Yemeni planes late Friday.
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