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The Saudi student who killed three Americans at a US naval base had longstanding ties to Al-Qaeda and planned an attack before he arrived in the US, justice officials said.

A Saudi military student planned a deadly attack on a US naval base before arriving in the United States, the FBI said.

Saudi executes alleged Al-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

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Saudi executes alleged Al-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

Saudi authorities have said Imad Abd al-Qawi al-Mansouri carried out the on-stage knife attack on the orders of an Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.

New leader of Yemen's Al-Qaeda threatens 'nightmare for Americans'

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New leader of Yemen's Al-Qaeda threatens 'nightmare for Americans'

Saudi-national Khaled bin Omar Batarfi, the newly-appointed leader of AQAP, vowed to make the organisation a nightmare to Americans.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen's Al-Qaeda confirm death of leader in US operation

AQAP has appointed a new leader following the death of Qassim Al-Rimi at the hands of US forces.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump confirms killing of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been confirmed dead by US President Donald Trump.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for US military base attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for a December shooting at a US naval base in which a Saudi officer killed three ...

Suspected US drone destroyed building housing al-Qaeda: Yemen sources

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Suspected US drone destroyed building housing al-Qaeda: Yemen sources

Trump's retweets of reports a January 25 drone strike killed top al-Qaeda leader in Yemen Qasim al-Raymi, unofficially confirmed rumours of US ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemenis face another year of war, callous western silence

Comment: The UN suggestion that Yemen's war may wind down in 2020 is seriously unrealistic, given the current situation on the ground, writes ...

Riyadh sentences Yemeni to death over Spanish theatre stabbing

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Riyadh sentences Yemeni to death over Spanish theatre stabbing

The on-stage attack is the first of its kind in the kingdom, as the once-conservative society liberalises the entertainment industry and opens ...

Al-Qaeda ordered Saudi theatre stabbing

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Al-Qaeda ordered Saudi theatre stabbing

A 33-year-old Yemeni national, who stabbed two men and a woman during a theatre performance at a Riyadh festival, confessed his ties to Al-Qaeda ...

Yemen in Focus: Cracks emerge in the Saudi-UAE alliance

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Yemen in Focus: Cracks emerge in the Saudi-UAE alliance

This week we look at escalating tensions between Saudi-Emirati allies in Yemen, tit-for-tat criticism and the re-emergence of the Islamic State ...

Al-Qaeda drops Eid 'diss track' on Islamic State group

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Al-Qaeda drops Eid 'diss track' on Islamic State group

Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch has released a song making fun of the Islamic State group amid an ongoing feud between the rival jihadist groups.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Rebel attacks kill UAE's right-hand man

This week we look at three separate attacks on UAE-trained security forces in Yemen, plus Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a market and more.

Paul Iddon

UAE illegally proliferating Middle East conflicts with US-made weapons

Comment: The US needs to enforce end-user requirements in arms sales to the UAE, writes Paul Iddon.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE 'retreats' to protect own borders

This week we look at reports claiming a UAE partial withdrawal from Yemen, more Houthi fails at peace and an Islamic State group loss.

The New Arab & agencies

IS leader in Yemen captured by Saudi-led forces

The leader, identified as Abu Osama al-Muhajir, was caught in an early June raid along with other members of the militant group, including its ...

Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

Comment: As long as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep up their support for the war in Yemen, Al-Qaeda will continue to thrive, writes Jonathan ...

The New Arab & agencies

US drone strike in Yemen kills four al-Qaeda militants

A US drone strike has killed four suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Marib Province in Yemen. Drone strikes in Yemen have intensified since ...

At least six killed in southeastern Yemen bombing

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At least six killed in southeastern Yemen bombing

A bomb has killed at least six people in south Yemen, in the latest act of violence in the war-torn country.

Yemen in Focus: Saudi-coalition recruits child soldiers along border

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Yemen in Focus: Saudi-coalition recruits child soldiers along border

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has recruited children from poor families to protect the kingdom's border from Houthi rebels, which managed to ...

US carries out first airstrikes in Yemen since January

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US carries out first airstrikes in Yemen since January

The US military carried out six airstrikes in Yemen last week, targeting the local al Qaeda affiliate in the al-Bayda governorate.

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