Terrorism in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25114/all en Gunmen kill Yemeni who mediated with al Qaeda- sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/gunmen-kill-yemeni-who-mediated-al-qaeda-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADEN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A Yemeni tribal leader who mediated between the government and al Qaeda was killed at a checkpoint ambush in Abyan province in the country's south on Thursday, official and tribal sources said.</p> <p>Al Mullah Zabahra was known for helping the government free individuals kidnapped by al Qaeda, including the Saudi consulate's deputy consul, who was abducted in the port city of Aden last year.</p> <p>"The tribal leader was killed in an ambush, he was in his car when the armed men shot him," said the official source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/gunmen-kill-yemeni-who-mediated-al-qaeda-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Islamic terrorism Terrorism in Yemen Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:52 +0000 5732694 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen raid nets two al Qaeda militants-security sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/yemen-raid-nets-two-al-qaeda-militants-security-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces arrested two al Qaeda militants near the capital Sanaa on Monday, seizing explosives, suicide bomb vests, assassination manuals and lists of targets for attack, security sources said.</p> <p>Although a third man escaped the raid on a hideout at Jader village, 14 km (9 miles) north of Sanaa, the arrests are likely to be seen as progress in government attempts to stem a spate of killings of security officials by suspected militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/yemen-raid-nets-two-al-qaeda-militants-security-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Islam Islamic terrorism Labor Politics Social Issues Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:30:33 +0000 5734272 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda-linked militants killed by drone strike in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/al-qaeda-linked-militants-killed-drone-strike-yemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Tribesmen block road in protest at drones</p> <p>* New president has openly backed such strikes</p> <p>* Al Qaeda wing has attempted attacks on U.S. targets</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - At least three suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed by a drone strike in central Yemen, tribal sources and the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/al-qaeda-linked-militants-killed-drone-strike-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Disaster Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:31:20 +0000 5736811 at http://www.globalpost.com US drone kills four al Qaeda members in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-drone-kills-four-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources A U.S. drone killed four suspected al Qaeda militants on Tuesday in a strike on their car in northern Yemen as they drove away from a militant training ground, according to tribal sources and local officals, the fourth such attack in four days.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-drone-kills-four-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Conflict Zones Middle East Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 5737934 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. drone kills six suspected al Qaeda members in Yemen-sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-drone-kills-six-suspected-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yemen is home to one of most active al Qaeda wings</p> <p>* Four attacks on militants in four days</p> <p>* Discontent over drone attacks growing</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - At least six suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a U.S. drone strike in northern Yemen on Wednesday, local sources said, in an escalating campaign in which at least 20 Islamist militants have died this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-drone-kills-six-suspected-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Social Issues Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:22 +0000 5738556 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen says regional al Qaeda's deputy head is dead -state agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A Saudi national who was second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has died after being wounded by security forces in November, Yemen's state news agency reported on Friday, citing an unnamed senior security official.</p> <p>Said al-Shehri was wounded in an operation carried out by the security apparatus on Nov. 28 in the northern province of Saada, the source, a member of Yemen's supreme security committee, told the news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic terrorism Islamism Terrorism in Yemen Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:45:37 +0000 5738983 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemeni troops and tanks attack al Qaeda stronghold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/yemeni-troops-and-tanks-attack-al-qaeda-stronghold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Yemeni troops backed by tanks attacked an al Qaeda stronghold on Monday after talks to free three Western hostages collapsed, an official and residents said, leading to a retaliatory militant raid that killed three soldiers.</p> <p>Tackling lawlessness in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, which flanks the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia, is an international priority. The United States views Yemen as a frontline in its struggle against al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/yemeni-troops-and-tanks-attack-al-qaeda-stronghold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:30:30 +0000 5740435 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Suicide bomber kills 11 Yemeni soldiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-eight-yemeni-troops-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates number of troops killed, wounded)</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 Yemeni soldiers on Monday after troops backed by tanks attacked an al Qaeda stronghold following the collapse of talks to free three Western hostages, local officials and residents said.</p> <p>Tackling lawlessness in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, which flanks the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia, is an international priority. The United States views Yemen as a frontline in its struggle against al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-suicide-bomber-kills-eight-yemeni-troops-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Islam Islamic terrorism Politics Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:30:05 +0000 5740512 at http://www.globalpost.com Large arms shipment intercepted off Yemen, Iran eyed as source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/large-arms-shipment-intercepted-yemen-iran-eyed-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Surface-to-air missiles among weapons intercepted</p> <p>* Eight Yemenis on board ship at time of Jan. 23 seizure</p> <p>By Phil Stewart</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Yemeni forces intercepted a ship on Jan. 23 carrying a large cache of weapons - including surface-to-air missiles - that U.S. officials suspect were being smuggled from Iran and destined for Yemeni insurgents, officials said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/large-arms-shipment-intercepted-yemen-iran-eyed-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Middle East Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:15:03 +0000 5740826 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of Qaeda-linked militants reinforce south Yemen bastion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/hundreds-qaeda-linked-militants-reinforce-south-yemen-bastion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Extra fighters arrive overnight at al Qaeda stronghold</p> <p>* Air forces strikes, militant ambushes kill at least 20</p> <p>* Largest offensive against al Qaeda's AQAP since May 2011</p> <p>* At least six al Qaeda-linked fighters, 14 soldiers killed</p> <p>* More than 2,500 people flee homes to escape deadly clashes</p> <p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/hundreds-qaeda-linked-militants-reinforce-south-yemen-bastion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:15:55 +0000 5741066 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen says seized ship carried rockets from Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/yemen-says-seized-ship-carried-rockets-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A ship loaded with rockets and explosives which Yemen said it had intercepted last month came from Iran and the arms were destined for Shiite rebels, a security official said on Sunday.</p> <p>"The boat was heading towards the (Red Sea) port of Al-Mukha" and the arms "were destined for the Huthi rebels in Saada," the northern stronghold of the Shiite fighters, the Yemeni security official told AFP.</p> <p>Yemeni coast guard in coordination with the US navy last month intercepted the ship in the Arabian Sea, authorities have said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/yemen-says-seized-ship-carried-rockets-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Middle East Social Issues Terrorism in Yemen AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:46 +0000 5744492 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran denies links to shipload of arms seized by Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-denies-links-shipload-arms-seized-yemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tehran has denied that a ship loaded with rockets and explosives intercepted by Yemen's coast guard originated from Iran as claimed by Yemeni officials, local media reported on Monday.</p> <p>The reports cited an unnamed source in the foreign ministry as saying that Tehran "strongly denies claims" by Yemen that the vessel came from Iran and was loaded with arms destined for Shiite rebels in Sunni-majority Yemen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/iran-denies-links-shipload-arms-seized-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Middle East Social Issues Terrorism in Yemen AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:45:51 +0000 5745098 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen demands Iran halts support for insurgents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/yemen-demands-iran-halts-support-insurgents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yemen says Iranian arms included Katyusha, Strella missiles</p> <p>* Say arms destined for Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels</p> <p>* Shipment is likely to further strain Iranian-Yemeni ties</p> <p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p>SANAA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Yemen's president has asked his Iranian counterpart to stop backing armed groups on its soil after coastguards seized a consignment of missiles and rockets believed sent by the Islamic Republic, a government official said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/yemen-demands-iran-halts-support-insurgents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Terrorism in Yemen War Zaydi Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:30:04 +0000 5748824 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Yemen demands Iran halt support for insurgents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-yemen-demands-iran-halt-support-insurgents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Yemen says Iranian arms included Katyusha, Strella missiles</p> <p>* Say arms destined for Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels</p> <p>* Shipment is likely to further strain Iranian-Yemeni ties (Adds that incident raised at U.N. Security Council)</p> <p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-yemen-demands-iran-halt-support-insurgents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Houthis Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:45:17 +0000 5749488 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen demands Iran explanation on arms shipment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/yemen-demands-iran-explanation-arms-shipment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemen on Sunday demanded an explanation from Tehran over an Iran-linked arms shipment seized last month and rejected interference in its internal affairs, state news agency Saba reported.</p> <p>"The Yemeni government will not allow interference in its internal affairs from any party, or for its territories to become a site for proxy wars," Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi told Iran's ambassador to Sanaa, Mahmud Hassan Zada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/yemen-demands-iran-explanation-arms-shipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International relations Politics Terrorism in Yemen AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:31:16 +0000 5751726 at http://www.globalpost.com