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  • Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen's main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country's state news agency reported.
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bombing, explosion, yemen, national/world
  • Authorities foiled plots by al-Qaida to take over key cities in southern Yemen and attack strategic ports and gas facilities.
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al-qaida, yemen, national/world
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  • A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by the terrorist group.
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yemen, united states, terrorism, al-qaida, national/world
  • A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by the terrorist group.
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  • A Yemeni soldier stands guard in front of the main entrance of the US Embassy while two workers repair the gate in the background, in the capital Sana, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
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  • A Yemeni soldier stands guard in front of the main entrance of the US Embassy while two workers repair the gate in the background, in the capital Sana, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
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afghanistan, president barack obama, yemen, national/world
  • The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009.
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president barack obama, yemen, afghanistan, national/world
  • Action News
  • Al-Qaida's Yemen branch announced it will pay thousands to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country.
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yemen, al-qaida, national/world
  • President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walk back to their seats after speaking during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed this week in Benghazi, Libya.
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protest, yemen, egypt, libya, iran, national/world
  • Demonstrators scaled the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan and torched part of a German embassy.
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protest, yemen, egypt, libya, iran, national/world
  • An elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen's capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film critical of Islam, the Pentagon said Friday, as a nervous Obama administration watched anti-American demonstrations spread across the Middle East and North Africa.
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yemen, u.s. marine corps, national/world
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  • Federal authorities have identified a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official said Thursday.
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egypt, libya, yemen, national/world
  • 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 group in the impoverished Arab nation.
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yemen, al-qaida, national/world
  • Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets
  • Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed al-Qaida's No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car.
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yemen, al-qaida, national/world
  • Action News
  • Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 11 al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen on Saturday, Yemeni military officials said.
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al-qaida, yemen, u.s. army, military, national/world
  • Underwear bomb
  • Click play to watch the report from Action News at 5:30 p.m.
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airline security, air travel, terrorism, yemen, national/world
  • Underwear bomb
  • Al-Qaida designed a bomb to slip inside form-fitting, brief-style underwear in hopes it would go undetected.
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airline security, air travel, terrorism, yemen, national/world
  • Over the past three years, al-Qaida bomb makers in Yemen have developed three fiendishly clever devices in hopes of attacking airplanes in the skies above the United States.
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  • The CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design.
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  • An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.
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al-qaida, yemen, national/world
  • Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets
  • When a drone strike killed one of the leaders of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen last year, U.S. intelligence officials thought they also had wiped out the terrorist group's top bomb maker.
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yemen, terrorism, al-qaida, national/world
  • Action News
  • An American man shot to death in Yemen went there in 2009 to learn Arabic, not to proselytize, and became passionate about teaching business skills to Yemenis as part of a deeper interest in helping people, his parents said Monday.
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yemen, national/world
  • Action News
  • The Pentagon plans to resume programs that would pay for military training and equipment in Yemen, nearly a year after halting aid.
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  • Action News
  • A French journalist was found strangled with an electrical wire in his hotel room in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Monday, security officials said.
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france, yemen, national/world
  • The Obama administration is weighing an unprecedented diplomatic act - whether to bar a friendly president from U.S. soil.
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yemen, inside politics
  • Action News
  • A Yemeni man faces a life prison term when he's sentenced in Virginia for his role in a yacht hijacking that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.
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yemen, virginia, sentencing, trial, national/world
  • Action News
  • A government warplane mistakenly bombed an army position in southern Yemen, killing at least 30 soldiers and wounding many more.
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yemen, plane crash, national/world
  • The killings of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American in a U.S. airstrike wiped out al-Qaida's reach into the West.
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yemen, al-qaida, national/world
  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Monday, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. A senior U.S. counterterrorism official says U.S. intelligence indicates that U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen.
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  • A government official says Yemen's president was lightly injured and four top officials wounded when opposition tribesmen struck his palace with rockets.
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yemen, national/world
  • Government forces and tribal fighters exchanged gun and artillery fire in Yemen's capital early Wednesday.
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  • Yemen's embattled president on Sunday resisted intense U.S. and Arab pressure and stalled at signing a deal calling for him to step down in 30 days, as his regime brought armed supporters into the streets demanding he stay. Hundreds of militiamen trapped the American and other ambassadors inside a diplomatic mission for hours.
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  • Yemen's embattled president agreed Saturday to a proposal by Gulf Arab mediators to step down within 30 days and hand power to his deputy in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a major about-face for the autocratic leader who has ruled for 32 years.
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yemen, protest, national/world
  • A local resident says multiple explosions have been heard from inside a weapons factory that has been overtaken by Islamic militants in a southern Yemen province.
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yemen, explosion, revolt, revolution, national/world
  • The youth groups that began a monthlong uprising said Thursday that they wanted a new constitution and the dissolution of parliament, local councils and Yemen's notorious security agencies in addition to the immediate ouster of the president.
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  • Struggling to hold power after many of his allies abandoned him, Yemen's longtime leader on Wednesday escalated his confrontation with a rapidly expanding uprising and took on emergency powers that give him a freer hand to quell protests.
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  • Protests in Yemen
  • Yemeni government snipers firing from rooftops and houses shot at tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators on Friday, killing at least 31 people and injuring hundreds in the crowd demanding the ouster of the autocratic president.
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  • The State Department on Sunday advised Americans not to travel to Yemen and said U.S. citizens currently in the country should consider leaving.
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  • Police fired tear gas and shots in the air to disperse the crowd on what organizers called a "Friday of Rage" across Yemen.
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  • Yemen
  • A mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States, British police said Wednesday.
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  • Action News
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says there is more the United States can do to help Yemen combat the franchise of al-Qaida that has taken hold in that country.
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australia, yemen, national/world