Yemen

3:20pm

Thu August 8, 2013
World

Yemen Official: New Round Of Drone Strikes Target Al-Qaida

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 3:41 pm

A Yemeni soldier speaks with a motorcyclist amid tightened security near Sanaa International Airport on Tuesday.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

A Yemeni official says 12 suspected al-Qaida militants have been killed in the Arab country in three separate U.S. drone strikes Thursday.

The Associated Press quotes the official as saying that the first drone attack killed six alleged militants in central Marib province, while the second and third killed six more in Hadramaut province.

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4:53am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Yemeni Government Says Al-Qaida Plot Was Foiled

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:02 am

A Yemeni soldier stands guard Tuesday near Sanaa International Airport.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': Journalist Iona Craig, in Yemen, talks with NPR's Renee Montagne

4:59am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

'Depart Immediately,' State Dept. Tells Americans In Yemen

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 10:25 am

An army trooper sits beside a machine gun that is mounted on a patrol vehicle at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen. Security is tight in the capital amid warnings about possible terrorist attacks.
Khaled Abdullah Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Dina Temple-Raston talks with Linda Wertheimer about the terrorism alerts

6:34am

Sat June 29, 2013
The Spotlight

War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 9:50 pm

A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oct. 13, 2012.
Fabio Bucciarelli AFP/Getty Images
  • Listen to Kelly McEvers' Hourlong Documentary

NPR's Kelly McEvers struggled with intense, unexpected emotions during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. It made her wonder, why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts?

In early 2011, I started seeing things in slow motion. I cried unpredictably. It was the time of the Arab uprisings. Colleagues and friends were getting kidnapped. Some were getting killed.

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5:13am

Sun May 26, 2013
National Security

What's Changed Since U.S. Last Moved Detainees To Yemen

Host Rachel Martin talks with Greg Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia. They discuss President Obama's plan to restart prisoner transfers of Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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