February 6, 2013 The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
September 13, 2012 The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?
May 24, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the efforts are frustrating terrorists.
May 21, 2012 The death toll from an attack on soldiers rehearsing for a military parade is reportedly approaching 100. Also today, a U.S. Coast Guard instructor was shot and wounded in Yemen.
April 12, 2012 A judge ruled that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri does not have to be shackled when he meets with his lawyers. That avoided what might have been public testimony by him about his treatment at CIA "black sites."
February 1, 2012 The Yemeni president is in New York seeking treatment for injuries suffered during an attack on his palace. The detainee's lawyers say some of the evidence used against their client came directly from President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
November 23, 2011 Now, he reportedly wants to travel to New York for medical treatment.
October 26, 2011 A few women removed their Niqaqs, or full face veils, saying "they wanted to die uncovered, proof of the shamelessness" of the president's regime. The protests come after another day of deadly government crackdowns against protesters.
September 30, 2011 With the killing of terrorist spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama could and did claim yet another significant win Friday in the war against al Qaida. But if the past is any indicator, Obama is unlikely to get much in the way of sustained political credit for his role in bringing the al-Awlaki chapter of the al-Qaida story to an end.
June 9, 2011 The newspaper says the U.S. is "exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets."
June 8, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie, and tourism and civil unrest in Yemen. In the second hour Henry Kissinger on China's long history.
June 8, 2011 The Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour is now "almost empty," according to some of the few people still there. A government military campaign against opponents of the Assad regime is expected to begin at any time.