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Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate is trying to attack the U.S. by recruiting Westerners, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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Al Qaeda claims it killed American in Yemenupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 15:02:00

Gunmen fatally shot an American teacher in the Yemeni province of Taiz on Sunday, two defense ministry officials said.

Swiss teacher kidnapped in Yemenupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 08:59:00

Tribesmen demanding the release of prisoners kidnapped a female Swiss teacher in Yemen, two Yemeni Interior Ministry officials told CNN on Friday.

Al Qaeda group threatens Yemeni troop executionsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 22:39:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is threatening to kill the 73 Yemeni troops it is holding hostage if the government does not release al Qaeda prisoners.

AQAP claims responsibility for Yemen attacksupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 21:31:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has taken responsibility for a series of attacks on Yemeni security forces in recent days that killed more than 180 troops.

Suicide bombers attack Yemeni military campupdated: Sat Mar 03 2012 09:30:00

Suicide bombers targeted a Yemeni military camp southeast of the capital Saturday, killing a soldier and a civilian and wounding eight others, a top Republican Guard official said.

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for deadly Yemen attackupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 14:05:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced its responsibility for the presidential palace attack last Saturday in Yemen's southern province of Hadramout.

U.S. decision on Yemen risks worsening violenceupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 05:35:00

Embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be allowed to come to the United States for medical treatment in New York, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.

Car bomb kills head of Yemeni counterterrorism unitupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 12:03:00

A car bomb exploded in Aden on Friday, killing the commander of a Yemeni counterterrorism unit and seriously injuring two children, according to a Yemeni government official who is not authorized to speak to the media.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula calls al-Awlaki a martyr, promises retaliationupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:36:00

The terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has confirmed the death of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, calling him a martyr, according to a statement posted Sunday on jihadi internet forums.

AQAP still threat to U.S. despite death of al-Awlaki, FBI chief saysupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:04:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "a significant threat to the homeland" despite the death of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.

Briton killed in Yemen car bombingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 00:21:00

A British citizen who worked for a Yemeni company has been killed by a car bomb in the volatile country, the British Foreign Office and a Yemeni senior security official said Wednesday.

Clinton makes stop in Yemenupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 07:11:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit Tuesday to poverty-stricken Yemen, a key al Qaeda battleground and planning center in recent years.

Yemen to bolster counterrorism forces to 'bring ... fight to al Qaeda'updated: Sun Dec 26 2010 00:18:00

Yemen is embarking on a major initiative in its war on terror and plans to build four new branches for the country's elite counterterrorism units next year, a spokesman for the country's American embassy said on Saturday.

U.S. official: Al Qaeda in Yemen bigger threat than in Pakistanupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 21:52:00

The administration's top counterterrorism adviser said Friday that the al Qaeda group based in Yemen poses a greater threat to Americans than Osama bin Laden's group based in Pakistan.

Scotland Yard: Cartridge bomb might have exploded over Eastern U.S.updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:51:00

An explosive device found in a cargo plane in England last month probably would have exploded over the Eastern Seaboard of the United States if it had not been discovered, Scotland Yard said Wednesday.

Yemen bomb plot: Close callupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:51:00

Investigators search for clues in the Yemen cargo bomb plot. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

U.S. drones operating in Yemen, foreign minister saysupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:10:00

In a rare public admission, Yemen's Foreign Minister told CNN that U.S. drones are aiding his country in its campaign against al Qaeda.

U.S. got Saudi intel weeks ago about possible terror plot, source saysupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 13:06:00

The United States received intelligence from Saudi Arabia early last month about a possible terror plot involving the use of at least one airplane, a U.S. counterterrorism official told CNN on Saturday.

Dubai officials dismiss claim of blast on planeupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 08:29:00

No evidence has surfaced of an explosion aboard a UPS cargo plane that crashed in Dubai last September, officials in the United Arab Emirates said Saturday.

Yemen-based al Qaeda group claims responsibility for parcel bomb plotupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 21:51:00

The Yemen-based arm of the al Qaeda terrorist network claimed responsibility Friday for last week's plot to send explosive devices on cargo planes bound for the United States.

Report: 5 suspected militants, 2 soldiers killed in Yemeni offensiveupdated: Sun Sep 26 2010 19:18:00

Seven people were killed and 32 suspected militants were arrested in Yemen during a military offensive touted by the government as part of an intensified hunt for terrorists, the state-run news agency reported Sunday, citing security sources.

12 Americans among dozens held in Yemen, State Department saysupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 16:19:00

Yemen has detained a dozen Americans among a larger group of foreign students reportedly being held for security reasons, a State Department spokesman said Monday.

Report: Yemen arrests 11 terrorism suspectsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 05:29:00

Security forces have arrested 11 al Qaeda suspects in the Yemeni capital, the nation's official news agency reported Thursday.

Yemen counters rebels' offer with own preconditionsupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 08:32:00

Yemen's government said Sunday it will accept a truce offer only if the rebels operating in the country's north comply with six previously laid-out conditions.

Yemen on the brinkupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 08:32:00

CNN's Paula Newton previews the London Conference on Yemen, highlighting the limits of trying to fight extremism there.

Attack was a 'systemic failure'updated: Fri Jan 08 2010 11:25:00

President Obama cites problems that contributed to the botched Christmas terror attack.

Report on failed Christmas terror attack releasedupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 11:25:00

The government had sufficient information to have potentially disrupted an al Qaeda plot to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day, but failed to identify Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab as a potential bomber, a White House review of the incident shows.

Intelligence employees receive orders for reformupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 03:03:00

U.S. intelligence employees have received a letter from their boss mandating procedural changes intended to prevent future terrorist plots from succeeding.

U.S. Embassy in Yemen closes over terror threatsupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 04:53:00

The U.S. Embassy in Yemen closed Sunday, prompted by ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to attack American interests in Yemen, a U.S. news release said.

Yemenis question terror suspect's classmates, mosque congregantsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 21:23:00

Authorities in Yemen questioned people at a mosque and a school in the capital of Sanaa because the facilities were attended by attempted bombing suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the spokesman for Yemen's Embassy to the United States said Tuesday.

Yemeni spokesman talks to CNNupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 21:23:00

Yemeni spokesman Mohammed Albasha gives his first on-camera interview to CNN.

Second Detroit scare 'nonserious'updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 17:01:00

CNN's Martin Savidge reports on another incident aboard Northwest Flight 253 on Sunday.

The return of terror politicsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 11:24:00

When President Obama spoke out on the terrorism scare in Detroit, Michigan, he entered a debate that had already begun over his administration's new approach to combating terrorism.

Saudis reveal details of attempted assassination of ministerupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 15:47:00

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has identified the suicide bomber who attempted to assassinate the country's assistant interior minister last Thursday and released details of a phone conversation between the two men prior to the attack.

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