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A suicide bomber attacked police officers and cadets outside an academy in Yemen's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, according to a statement from the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.

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Yemen: Al Qaeda affiliate behind blast that killed 101 soldiersupdated: Tue May 22 2012 06:26:00

The Yemeni government blamed an affiliate of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Tuesday for a massive suicide bombing that killed more than 100 soldiers a day earlier.

Yemeni military kills 24 suspected al Qaeda militantsupdated: Sun May 13 2012 19:12:00

Government troops in southern Yemen on Sunday attacked al Qaeda hideouts, killing two dozen suspected militants in the latest push to clear the area of the terror organization, local security officials said.

Inside the mind of a moleupdated: Wed May 09 2012 22:54:00

A former double agent who risked his life to spy for the U.S. explains how he became trusted.

'Brilliant' move devastates al Qaeda affiliate, but not fatally, analysts sayupdated: Wed May 09 2012 22:54:00

The infiltration of a Middle Eastern terror network by a mole who helped foil a plot to blow up a U.S.-bound plane was a "phenomenal," "brilliant" and "powerful" success, experts said Wednesday.

Sources: Saudi counterterrorism work broke up new AQAP plane plotupdated: Wed May 09 2012 17:41:00

The agent who penetrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and returned from Yemen with the group's new "airline bomb" was always under Saudi control and was not a double-agent, two sources briefed by Saudi counterterrorism officials have told CNN.

News report: Would-be bomber was a double-agentupdated: Tue May 08 2012 21:39:00

A man who volunteered as a suicide bomber for a terrorist group intent on blowing up a U.S.-bound plane was working instead as an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing American and foreign officials.

Al Qaeda's bomb-makers evolve, adapt and continue to plotupdated: Tue May 08 2012 17:15:00

Three months before he was killed by a U.S. drone strike, Fahd al Quso, one of al Qaeda's top operatives in Yemen, spoke at length to a local journalist. He was asked why al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had stopped plotting against the United States. Was it because all efforts were devoted to an internal project?

Embassy: Top Yemeni militant killed in weekend airstrikeupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 09:04:00

A top commander of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed last weekend in Yemen, the Yemeni Embassy in Washington announced Tuesday.

Huge death toll doubles in Yemen 'slaughter'updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 17:32:00

The death toll from a sophisticated attack by Islamic extremists against soldiers in Yemen jumped to 184 Tuesday, three Yemeni officials told CNN.

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.

How safe is the cargo on passenger flights?updated: Sun Feb 19 2012 13:00:00

The call came into the London Metropolitan Police bomb squad in the early hours of the morning. Isolated at the East Midlands airport in central England was a UPS package dispatched from Yemen, containing a laser printer that Saudi intelligence believed had been converted into a bomb.

Yemenis capture six al Qaeda operativesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 11:54:00

Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives -- including one high-value target -- were captured by Yemeni security forces, the country's embassy in the United States said Tuesday.

Militants, troops slain in Yemenupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:45:00

At least 15 militants and two government security personnel have died during clashes in a restive southern Yemeni region, two security officials told CNN on Saturday.

The Arab Spring and the role of Islamupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 13:45:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on the role of Islam in the Arab Spring in Libya and beyond.

Why we should care about Yemenupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:03:00

At first glance, it might seem that Yemen -- like Somalia -- is a place we should best forget about. It has few proven natural resources, its hinterland is largely barren and inaccessible, and it has a long history of being virtually impossible to govern. But first impressions can be misleading, and if Yemen were to sink into a state of anarchy, the implications for the Gulf region and beyond would be profound.

Texas man who wanted to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula found guilty updated: Mon Nov 14 2011 19:45:00

A Texas man who had been communicating with Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad was convicted Monday on terror charges.

How important was Anwar al-Awlaki?updated: Sat Oct 01 2011 22:37:00

Anderson Cooper talks to former FBI agent Ali Soufan about al-Awlaki's prominence on the Arabian peninsula.

U.S. officials warn of possible retaliation over al-Awlaki killingupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 22:37:00

The U.S. State Department issued a "worldwide" alert Saturday, urging overseas travelers to be mindful of "the potential for retaliation against U.S. citizens and interests" following the killing of American-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Attacks target security offices in Yemenupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:02:00

Explosions rocked two government security offices Thursday morning in Aden, Yemen. The first explosion occurred at the city's political security headquarters, while the other was at al-Mualla police station, witnesses said.

Searching for the Arabian Oryxupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:00:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi takes to the dunes of the Dubai desert in search of the fabled and endangered Arabian Oryx.

Arabian oryx back from brink of extinctionupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:00:00

Forty years ago the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild.

Yemeni opposition party: assassination attempt on leaderupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:50:00

The leader of Yemen's largest opposition party escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday, the Islah party said.

Fighting erupts in embattled southern Yemenupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 10:54:00

Fighting flared in Yemen's volatile south Saturday, as security forces -- backed by armed tribesmen -- battled Islamic militants in the region, eyewitnesses said.

Somali terror suspect brought to US after being detained overseasupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 00:33:00

An indictment unsealed in New York Tuesday provides further evidence of links between al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, a growing concern to counter-terrorism officials.

35 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with militants, officials sayupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:10:00

Government soldiers retook on Thursday the Wahda Stadium on the outskirts of the southern town of Zinjibar after a day of fighting clashes against suspected al Qaeda militants, security officials in Zinjibar said.

Yemen reports killing 5 al Qaeda membersupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 07:59:00

Five al Qaeda members were killed and seven others were wounded Monday in clashes with the Yemeni army in Abyan province, the state-run SABA news agency reported.

Yemen's capital: City on the edgeupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 07:59:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Yemen's capital on increasing tensions that are splitting the city.

Report: Two confess to helping al Qaeda inmates escape in Yemenupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 12:55:00

Two prisoners have confessed to digging a tunnel that led to the escape of 63 inmates last week, Yemen's state-run SABA news agency reported Sunday.

Suspected al Qaeda jailbreak in Yemenupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 12:55:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the escape of dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants from a Yemeni prison.

Report: Two confess to helping 63 inmates escape in Yemenupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 08:35:00

Two prisoners have confessed to digging a tunnel that led to the escape of 63 inmates last week, Yemen's state-run SABA news agency reported Sunday.

Suspected al Qaeda militants escape from Yemeni jailupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 20:11:00

Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants escaped Wednesday from a jail in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, a senior security official said.

'Arabian unicorn' saved from extinctionupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 00:33:00

The return of wild oryx to the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula is being hailed as a conservation success story.

Yemeni security official: 5 killed as soldiers and miitants clashupdated: Sun Jun 12 2011 14:22:00

A Yemeni colonel and two soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamic militants in the southern province of Abyan Sunday, a security official said.

Yemen remains al Qaeda's ultimate breeding groundupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 04:59:00

On December 15, 2001, Pakistani border troops came across some 30 al Qaeda fighters in a mountain pass. They had fled the U.S. bombardment of Tora Bora, Osama bin Laden's last stronghold in Afghanistan. The group turned out to be members of the al Qaeda leader's security detail, and U.S. intelligence swiftly dubbed them the "Dirty Thirty."

Death toll from Yemen explosion rises to 150updated: Tue Mar 29 2011 12:10:00

The death toll from an explosion Monday at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen has risen to 150, a government official and medical source said Tuesday.

Ammunition factory explodes in Yemenupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 12:10:00

At least 121 people are killed in an explosion at an ammunition factory in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Ammo factory blast in Yemen kills at least 121updated: Mon Mar 28 2011 15:59:00

At least 121 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen on Monday, medical sources said.

Yemen battles al Qaeda as president clings to powerupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 13:51:00

Fighting between Yemeni security forces and members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has left people on both sides dead over the past two days, Yemeni security forces said.

Three militants, three soliders killed in Yemenupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 22:54:00

Suspected al Qaeda operatives attacked soldiers at a security checkpoint in the eastern Yemeni province of Marib on Thursday, leaving three militants and three soldiers dead, according to the Interior Ministry.

Wall Street banks alerted of potential terrorist threatupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 18:36:00

A possible al Qaeda threat against Wall Street banks prompted counter-terrorism officials to meet with security personnel at several financial institutions, a source told CNN Tuesday.

2010: AbdulMutallab 'not guilty' pleaupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 15:36:00

In January 2010, the man charged with trying to blow up a commercial plane pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

Next terrorist target: The salad bar?updated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:05:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at reported food poisoning terror plots targeting restaurants and salad bars.

Al Qaeda group contemplated poisoning food in U.S., officials sayupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:05:00

The al Qaeda group that built two toner-cartridge bombs in an unsuccessful attempt to blow up planes in October also has contemplated spreading poison on salad bars and buffets at U.S. hotels and restaurants, U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday.

European cheetahs spearhead drive back into wildupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:41:00

Two European-bred cheetahs are set to take part in a pioneering program to release their young back into the wild in an attempt boost their declining numbers.

U.S. raises security concerns for air travelersupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 08:52:00

As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel, a U.S. official says security concerns have risen again because of an article published in an online magazine produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Is Yemen the new Afghanistan?updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 10:25:00

Yemen is in the midst of two civil wars and now finds itself in the foreground on the War on Terror.

Synagogue leader: We were not target of parcel bomb plotupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:51:00

A Chicago synagogue thought to be one destination for a parcel bomb was actually never a target, a congregation leader said Wednesday.

Authorities see link between packages, 'underwear' bombupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 02:48:00

Investigators are leaning in the direction that the same person or persons who crafted the Christmas Day underwear bomb were behind the PETN-based devices hidden in packages sent from Yemen, a U.S. government official told CNN.

Source: Explosives found in suspicious packages packed powerful punchupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 07:17:00

Two packages found abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States contained a massive amount of explosive material that would have triggered a powerful blast, a source close to the investigation has told CNN.

U.S. says al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula behind cargo terror plotupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 18:37:00

U.S. officials say that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a fairly new arm of the umbrella terrorist organization, is behind an apparent plot to send explosive devices to U.S. destinations via cargo planes.

Anwar al-Awlaki profileupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 18:37:00

CNN's Nic Robertson profiles alleged terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.

300 families flee military campaign targeting al Qaeda in Yemenupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 16:53:00

A military campaign targeting al Qaeda has spurred at least 300 families to flee their homes in southern Yemen, journalists in the Middle Eastern nation told CNN on Monday.

Al Qaeda militant sentenced to death in Yemenupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 16:29:00

A Yemeni court Monday sentenced to death one of the leaders of the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen's state-run news agency reported.

U.S. official: Al Qaeda a 'serious threat' in Europe and beyondupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 14:26:00

With Europe on high alert for attacks, a U.S. counterterrorism official said that al Qaeda remains a "serious threat" in Europe and beyond.

Yemen posts reward for al Qaeda suspectsupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:11:00

Yemen's Interior Ministry is offering a reward 20 million Yemeni Riyal (almost US$100,000) for information leading to the capture of eight al Qaeda in Yemen suspects, Yemen's official news agency, SABA, reported late Friday.

Official: New al Qaeda threat targets Europe, 'notably France'updated: Sun Oct 17 2010 18:49:00

Saudi Arabian intelligence services are warning of a new terrorist threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targeting Europe, especially France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a radio interview Sunday.

Official: Yemeni forces battling al Qaedaupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 16:43:00

Yemen was carrying out airstrikes and a ground campaign Sunday against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the southern part of the nation, according to a government official.

Suspected al Qaeda financier arrested in Yemenupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 19:23:00

A man accused of financing al Qaeda in Yemen has been arrested in the capital Sana'a, Yemen's Ministry of Interior announced Saturday.

Source: Al Qaeda suspected in recent attacks on Yemeni officialsupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 18:09:00

Al Qaeda in Yemen is suspected of being behind three separate attacks that have targeted Yemeni security officials, according to a government official.

In Yemen, a government convoy is attacked; 1 deadupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:58:00

A Yemeni soldier was killed and nine others were wounded in a restive province when the governor's convoy was attacked, government authorities said.

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.

Yemen intensifies fight against al Qaedaupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:34:00

Yemeni forces have laid siege to a southern town believed to be a militant stronghold in what amounts to an intensified effort to combat terrorism, a senior defense official said Thursday.

Fighting terror in Yemenupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:34:00

Yemen's deputy prime minister for defense and security talks to CNN about the terror threats facing Yemen.

4 soldiers killed, 3 hurt in Yemen offensive against al Qaedaupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 11:53:00

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and three others wounded Wednesday in ongoing clashes between the country's military and suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen, the military said.

Official: Yemen launches fierce offensive against al Qaedaupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 17:32:00

Yemen has launched a wide-scale offensive against al Qaeda in the country's southeastern province, a government official said Tuesday.

Obama counterterror aide visits Yemenupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 16:40:00

President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, met the president of Yemen to discuss al Qaeda and U.S. support for Yemen, the U.S. Embassy there announced Monday.

Britain facing home-grown terrorist threat, report saysupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 08:34:00

Britain is facing an increasing threat from lone home-grown terrorists, especially among radicalized Muslims in the prison system, a report from a security think tank said Friday.

Feds freeze terror suspect's assetsupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 15:21:00

The Treasury Department on Friday froze all U.S.-based financial assets of terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki, who is being sought in Yemen for his alleged role as a planner of the failed bombing of a Detroit-bound passenger plane on Christmas Day last year.

First wild cheetah cubs born in UAE in four decadesupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 07:45:00

Four cheetah cubs have been born at a nature reserve in the UAE -- the first cheetahs born in the wild in the region since the animal became extinct in the Arabian Peninsula in 1972.

Suicide bomber cells bustedupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 14:18:00

Nic Robertson reports that the Saudi arrest of alleged terrorists sheds light on how al Qaeda operates in the region.

Saudis arrest more than 100 alleged terroristsupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 14:18:00

More than 100 people accused of planning attacks against police and oil installations have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN on Wednesday.

Yemen says 6 al Qaeda leaders killedupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 16:36:00

Air raids in northern Yemen killed six operatives with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen's Ministry of Defense said Friday.

Source: 'Palpable level of angst' over terror threatupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 12:06:00

Federal officials say there is no imminent threat of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, but a source cites a "palpable level of angst" among those in the intelligence community.

Petraeus: More security funds heading to Yemen, but not troopsupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 09:33:00

The U.S. military does not intend to put ground troops in Yemen, a country where al Qaeda operatives have become an increasing threat, Gen. David Petraeus told CNN in an interview to be aired Sunday.

Yemen and terrorismupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 09:33:00

Gen. David Petraeus discusses terrorism and U.S. aid to Yemen with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Yemen fertile ground for terror groupsupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 10:38:00

Yemen, a rugged, poor country on the southern Arabian Peninsula, is emerging as a key theater in the international fight against terrorism.

Yemen 101updated: Tue Jan 05 2010 10:38:00

Yemen is now front and center in the war on al Qaeda. Mohammed Jamjoom explains the crises facing the country.

Online poster appears to be Christmas Day bomb suspectupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 10:15:00

"Let me tell you a little about me."

Yemen's problems will not stay in Yemenupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 09:46:00

In recent days, international attention has refocused on the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Yemen. The claim of responsibility for the attack on Northwest flight 253 on December 25 by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has underscored the fact that Yemen's problems will not stay in Yemen.

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.

Former Gitmo detainees investigated in airline bombing plotupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 18:29:00

U.S. counterterrorism officials are investigating possible links between the attempted Northwest Airlines bombing and two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who say they are leaders in an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group based in Yemen, U.S. officials told CNN on Tuesday.

23 suspected pirates captured, Indian navy saysupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 16:30:00

The Indian navy captured 23 piracy suspects who tried to take over a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, Indian officials said.

Girl divorced at 10updated: Wed Jul 16 2008 13:12:00

Raped and beaten, Nujood Ali, a child bride, fights for divorce. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Face Time with Mohammed Alshayaupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 08:17:00

Mohammed Alshaya owns more high street brands than most fashion addicts could stuff in their closets.

Mohammed Alshayaupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 08:17:00

Marketplace Middle East talks to Mohammed Alshaya. Alshaya, CEO of the Retail Division of M.H.Alshaya Co.

Saudi Arabia: the factsupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 09:07:00

In this week's Marketplace Middle East, we take a look at Saudi Arabia's economic outlook. SABB, one of the Kingdom's biggest banks, projects that oil revenues will come in at $165 billion this year. What are the other key facts about the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula?

'20th hijacker' shown in Web videoupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 14:01:00

An islamic Web site has posted a video released by a group calling itself al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula of what it said was a man Osama bin Laden intended to be the 20th hijacker in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Fortune: Energy independence is a disaster in the makingupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 11:17:00

It may be one of the most dangerous phrases in the English language. It certainly is one of the most expensive.

Guards died thwarting suicide bombingupdated: Sat Feb 25 2006 21:06:00

Two security guards who helped thwart Friday's attempted bombings at a Saudi Arabian oil-processing complex died at a hospital, the Interior Ministry said Saturday, confirming reports from the previous day.

Suicide bombings as military strategyupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 09:28:00

Robert Pape wants to change the way you think about suicide bombings and explain why they are on rise.

Saudi attackers 'studied compound'updated: Tue Dec 07 2004 09:17:00

U.S. and Saudi authorities say militants responsible for a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah had clearly studied how vehicles entered the compound.

Al Qaeda-linked group takes credit for Saudi attackupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 04:24:00

A Saudi group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility early Tuesday for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in which at least five employees and four attackers were killed.

Kidnapped American's situation 'grim'updated: Wed Jun 16 2004 09:11:00

The status of an American being held hostage in Saudi Arabia was described as "grim" by a U.S. lawmaker who met with a Saudi official Wednesday.

Al Qaeda issues new warningupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 16:07:00

Two weeks after U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft warned of a possible attack on U.S. interests, two Islamic Web sites have posted a grim message.

U.S.: Al Qaeda boss 'the Poet' killedupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 19:13:00

A senior al Qaeda leader -- described as the group's "chief of operations in the Arabian Peninsula" -- was killed in a shootout in Saudi Arabia, U.S. officials have told CNN.

Money Magazine: INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR OUR TROOPS IN THE DANGER ZONEupdated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

Five days after the Persian Gulf war began on Jan. 16, President Bush officially declared the Arabian peninsula and its surrounding waters a combat zone. The formal pronouncement triggered a number...

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