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15 schoolgirls killed by ‘al Qaeda’ car bomb

Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb explosion in Radda town,100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the capital Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Shiite rebels’ checkpoint and a house south of the Yemeni capital Tuesday, as a school bus traveling nearby killing at least 25 dead including at least 15 primary school students, Defense Ministry, rebels and witnesses. (AP Photo)

  SANAA, Yemen – Fifteen schoolgirls were killed in Yemen when their bus was caught up in a car bomb attack targeting a Shiite militia leader by suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Tuesday, officials said.   Another 10 people also died in the blast outside the home of Abdallah Idriss, a leader of the Shiite rebels […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen al-Qaeda: ISIS beheadings barbarous

FILE - In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria. In the early dawn of Nov. 2, militant leaders with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria and sealed a deal to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a prominent Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander said. Such an alliance could be a significant blow to struggling U.S-backed Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group’s Islamic State rivals, calling the act and its filming for propaganda purposes barbarous and asserting that U.S. drone strikes are expanding al-Qaida’s popularity in the country.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

CIA Director John Brennan, center, departs after a closed briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yemen: Airstrike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

Yemenis hold a Palestinian flag and banners as they march during a demonstration supporting Gaza organized by a Shiite Hawthi group in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Since hostilities began July 8, more than 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis have died. Most of the Palestinian casualties have been civilians, while all but three on the Israeli side have been in the military. Arabic writing on sign at left reads, "Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse on the Jews. Victory to Islam." AP

A US drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gunmen attack Yemen bus, kill 8 nurses

People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)

Yemeni security officials say gunmen have attacked a bus carrying nurses from a military hospital in the southern city of Aden, killing eight people, including two women, and wounding around a dozen others.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »