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Alleged US Spy Crucified in Yemen, Accused of Directing US drones Targeting Terrorists

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday. The Washington, DC-based media watchdog said the man had been crucified

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Weapons from Turkey Reportedly Found in Yemen; Turkey Denies It

  The authorities in Yemen have seized a shipment of assault rifles at the southern port of Aden that originated from Turkey, the second in the same month, state media reported on Friday. Among the weapons discovered in a container

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Yemen: Shariah in Action as Practiced by al Qaeda

A suspected sorcerer was beheaded and an alleged thief had his hand amputated by Ansar al-Sharia militia (see photo). Yemenis have suffered ‘human rights catastrophe’ in the conflict between the Yemeni government and the Al Qaeda spin-off, Ansar al-Sharia (the

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Al Qaeda in Yemen: More Embassy Attacks!

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims on Saturday to step up protests and kill U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries over a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader

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Al Qaeda’s 2nd in Command in Yemen Killed by Drone Strike

An airstrike killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car on Monday, senior Yemeni Defense Ministry officials reported. If confirmed, Saeed al-Shihri’s death would be a major blow to the militant

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Head of Yemen’s Jewish Community Murdered

The leader of the Jewish community in Yemen, Aaron Joseph Zindani, was stabbed to death outside the US Embassy in Sana’a Tuesday by a Muslim man who claimed that Zindani had put spell on him. Zindani, who was stabbed 12

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Al Qaeda Releases Two New Issues of “Inspire” Magazine

On September 30, 2011, a targeted US drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen. They were the masterminds behind the publication of the successful, English-language, al Qaeda recruiting magazine, Inspire, and many experts thought that their deaths

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Why the ‘Arab Spring’ Failed

The violent movement for ‘liberation’ that spread across the Muslim world in 2011, and caught the attention of the West, has come full circle. Those who rushed to call the rising tide of rebellion “democratic revolutions” now face the reality

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Arab Spring Ready to Boil Over

The dynamic changes that have taken place in the Middle East over the last year have led to the most volatile and dangerous situation in recent history, one that could be a precursor to a global war. As the final

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Unintended Consequences

A perfect storm is gathering in the Middle East. Fueled by revolution, international interference, and the repositioning of world leaders as they try to hold on to their power in the region, the streets are now churning with what is

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