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2 years 10 months ago

AP source: Leaks probed in terrorism case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official said Wednesday investigators are conducting a probe into who leaked information about an al-Qaida plot in which an explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline flight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the ongoing leak investigation, which...

3 years 2 weeks ago

US preparing to restart military aid to Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is developing plans to restart programs that would fund military training and equipment in Yemen, nearly a year after they were shut down due to escalating chaos in the embattled country. While no agreements have been cemented, U.S. defense officials say military assistance, which could...

3 years 1 month ago

US counterterror adviser pledges support for Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's state news agency says the U.S. administration's top counter-terrorism adviser has pledged Washington's support for the country's new president after upcoming elections. SABA says John Brennan met Saturday with Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sanaa to discuss next week's presidential vote. Hadi is...

4 years 1 week ago

Yemeni president fires Cabinet

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's president has fired his entire Cabinet amid escalating protests demanding his ouster. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a monthlong popular uprising against him that has turned increasingly bloody in the past few days as security troops opened fire on demonstrators in the capital...

4 years 1 month ago

Thousands of Yemenis protest nationwide

SANAA, Yemen (AP) Security forces have clashed with anti-government protesters in Yemen on the seventh consecutive day of demonstrations calling for the ouster of the president, a key U.S. ally. Witnesses say government supporters wielding batons and daggers were also involved in fighting with protesters trying to move to...

4 years 4 months ago

White House warns of more mail bombs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser says U.S. officials "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones that were pulled off planes in England and the United Arab Emirates on Friday. Deputy national security adviser John Brennan says the foiled plot bears...

4 years 4 months ago

Attacks on U.S. from Yemen thwarted

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 10 months ago

2 American tourists kidnapped in Yemen

Yemeni officials say tribal gunmen have kidnapped two American tourists and are demanding the release of a jailed tribesman for the pair. The U.S. Embassy in San'a says it doesn't have any information about the kidnapping. Security officials, a taxi driver and tribesmen say the two - a...

5 years 2 months ago

US and Britain close their embassies in Yemen

Both the U.S. and Britain have closed their embassies in Yemen, with American officials citing threats by the al-Qaida group linked to the failed bombing of a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day. In London, Britain's Foreign Office says the embassy in Yemen was closed Sunday for security reasons. She said...

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