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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
A top commander of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed last weekend in Yemen, the Yemeni Embassy in Washington announced Tuesday.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
A Texas man who had been communicating with Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad was convicted Monday on terror charges.
Anderson Cooper talks to former FBI agent Ali Soufan about al-Awlaki's prominence on the Arabian peninsula.
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.
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.
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The leader of Yemen's largest opposition party escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday, the Islah party said.
Fighting flared in Yemen's volatile south Saturday, as security forces -- backed by armed tribesmen -- battled Islamic militants in the region, eyewitnesses said.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Yemen's capital on increasing tensions that are splitting the city.
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.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the escape of dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants from a Yemeni prison.
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.
Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants escaped Wednesday from a jail in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, a senior security official said.
The return of wild oryx to the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula is being hailed as a conservation success story.
A Yemeni colonel and two soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamic militants in the southern province of Abyan Sunday, a security official said.
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."
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.
At least 121 people are killed in an explosion at an ammunition factory in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
At least 121 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen on Monday, medical sources said.
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.
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.
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.
In January 2010, the man charged with trying to blow up a commercial plane pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at reported food poisoning terror plots targeting restaurants and salad bars.
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.
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.
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.
Yemen is in the midst of two civil wars and now finds itself in the foreground on the War on Terror.
A Chicago synagogue thought to be one destination for a parcel bomb was actually never a target, a congregation leader said Wednesday.
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.
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. 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.
CNN's Nic Robertson profiles alleged terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
A man accused of financing al Qaeda in Yemen has been arrested in the capital Sana'a, Yemen's Ministry of Interior announced Saturday.
Al Qaeda in Yemen is suspected of being behind three separate attacks that have targeted Yemeni security officials, according to a government official.
A Yemeni soldier was killed and nine others were wounded in a restive province when the governor's convoy was attacked, government authorities said.
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.
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.
Yemen's deputy prime minister for defense and security talks to CNN about the terror threats facing Yemen.
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.
Yemen has launched a wide-scale offensive against al Qaeda in the country's southeastern province, a government official said Tuesday.
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 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.
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.
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.
Nic Robertson reports that the Saudi arrest of alleged terrorists sheds light on how al Qaeda operates in the region.
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.
Air raids in northern Yemen killed six operatives with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen's Ministry of Defense said Friday.
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.
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.
Gen. David Petraeus discusses terrorism and U.S. aid to Yemen with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Yemen, a rugged, poor country on the southern Arabian Peninsula, is emerging as a key theater in the international fight against terrorism.
Yemen is now front and center in the war on al Qaeda. Mohammed Jamjoom explains the crises facing the country.
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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.
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 Mohammed Albasha gives his first on-camera interview to CNN.
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.
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.
Raped and beaten, Nujood Ali, a child bride, fights for divorce. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
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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.
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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.
Robert Pape wants to change the way you think about suicide bombings and explain why they are on rise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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