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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Six arrested in Minnesota, California for links to ISIS, traveling with Hamza Ahmed

Six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on suspicions they tried to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS. Authorities released their names and more details today. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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UN: Death toll in Yemen conflict rises over 500

A new report from the United Nations confirms at least 519 people dead in the Yemen crisis, many children and mostly civilians. Houthi rebels continue to overcome President Hadi’s supporters who are now supported More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Pat Buchanan attacks fearmongering on Iran, Sean Hannity says he sounds like Obama

The Conservatives cannot agree on Iran, a deal on a nuclear program and the latest banter between Pat Buchanan and Sean Hannity prove the divide, illustrate the talking points and areas of disagreement. Below is More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Saudi battles Houthi Shiite Muslims in Yemen

Saudi troops continue to fight with Yemeni Houthi militants on Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen’s foreign minister called More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, after an invitation from GOP leadership. Here is page 2 of a complete transcript of his remarks via The Washington More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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US Embassy overcome in Yemen, military destroys weapons and diplomats vacate

photo/Jennifer Parr Despite efforts by the U.S., Yemen has fallen into chaos with America evacuating the embassy and the State Department ordering the Marines to destroy issued weapons on their way out. The British More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Middle East: Saudi King Abdullah dead, Yemen’s government falls

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died at 90 after midnight Friday, according to Saudi state TV. His successor is his 79-year-old half-brother, Prince Salman, who recently has taken on the ailing Abdullah’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen claim responsibility for Paris terrorist attacks

Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist militant group’s leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Eric Holder on terrorist bomb making in Yemen, Syria, ‘extreme concern’

New intelligence reports indicate that Yemeni bomb-makers are partnering with terrorists in Syria to build new types of virtually undetectable bombs, says Attorney General Eric Holder. Appearing Sunday on ABC’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Senate to approve David Barron for judge, the author who justified drone murders

The decision to release documents detailing the controversial legal logic behind the assassination of an American with a drone is imminent as the Senate votes to approve its author to judgeship. President Obama’s More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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MERS coronavirus appears in Yemen for the first time, possible virus mutation suggested

The Republic of Yemen, a country on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) today, according to a report in the Egyptian More...

By Robert On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Praziquantel campaign in Yemen shows good results against Schistosomiasis

The Yemen campaign against schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, has shown really good results over the past three years as infections of the  chronic, parasitic disease have decreased by more than half, according to More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Drone attack in Yemen misses Al-Qaeda target, kills 15 headed to a wedding

A drone strike in Yemen has left fifteen innocent civilians dead and human rights activists calling for scrutiny. Local reports have confirmed that a party of 15 people heading to a wedding in Yemen were killed More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Yemen officials say al-Qaeda terrorist threat to oil and gas pipelines ‘thwarted’

Yemen’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that it thwarted an al-Qaeda plot to blow up oil and gas pipelines and seize some of the country’s main ports to disrupt shipping, as more suspected drone strikes More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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11-year-old Nada al-Ahdal escape arranged marriage in Yemen, her video goes viral on Internet

A video of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl’s account of escaping her arranged marriage has gone viral across the Internet. In the 3-minute clip, Nada al-Ahdal says she would rather die than get married at her age More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, Gitmo prisoner dies without ever being charged with a crime

Official Guantanamo picture of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif The Pentagon released a statement recently that Guantanamo detainee had died in custody, the ninth since the prison was opened in 2001. Adnan Farhan Abdul More...

By Robert On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Obama deploys troops to Libya and Yemen

The Obama administration announced today that it has sent security forces “equipped for combat” to Libya and Yemen to defend U.S. citizens and property. Image/CIA According to a White House letter Friday, President More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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US Embassy in Yemen stormed by ‘protesters,’ Iranians chant ‘Death to America’

Protesters claiming to be angry from an anti-Islam film have stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, as demonstrations seem to be spreading to many countries across the Middle East. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Al-Qaeda attack Yemen motorcade, kills 13 but misses Defense Minister Nasser Ahmed

A powerful car bomb struck the Yemeni defense minister’s motorcade as he was driving through the nation’s capital Tuesday, killing at least 13 people but leaving the minister unharmed, security officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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Drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida leader and six others

An airstrike killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car on Monday, U.S. and Yemeni officials said, a major breakthrough for U.S.-backed efforts to cripple the More...

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