BuzzFeed News has identified the leader of ISIS in Yemen, which is proving itself bloodier and more violent than AQAP.
The White House is expected to announce Wednesday that it will no longer threaten hostage families with prosecution for paying ransom.
How did the candidate of hope and change turn into the president of secret kill lists, drone strikes hitting civilians, and immunity for torturers? The answer may lie in his relationship with the CIA director, a career bureaucrat turned quiet architect of a morally murky national security policy who isn’t going to let a little thing like getting caught spying on the Senate bring him down.
“Ground forces will enter the war,” an Egyptian military official tells BuzzFeed News.
Another 300 prisoners were also released when masked gunmen stormed the facility. The incident underscores the degree to which the country’s security forces have collapsed amid months of political chaos and the recent barrage of a Saudi-led bombing campaign.
Saudi Arabia has a coalition in place but nobody is quite sure how the military offensive will restore Yemen’s internationally recognized president to power.
Struggles between two former presidents, three militant groups, and the entire rest of the region are sending Yemen back down the path to civil war.
A bloody past two days of fighting — involving two former presidents and a rebel force — may kill off any lingering hopes of unity.
Who are the Huthis, where did they come from, and where are they going? BuzzFeed News’ Gregory Johnsen reports.
Yemen’s constant state of political crisis reached a new zenith on Thursday with the president’s resignation. But the worst may be yet to come.
Unresolved answers to just who is going to lead Yemen moving forward make it seem as though the country is constantly in danger of collapsing.
Are there more attacks to come?
One of the gunmen reportedly trained at an al-Qaeda camp in Yemen.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
The Houthi rebel movement is a growing power in troubled Yemen. Its rise is part of a feud that stretches back a decade, and the bloodshed is unlikely to end here.
After vowing to repeal post-9/11 war authority, Obama has now vastly expanded it by invoking it in the war against ISIS.
John Yoo: “Obama has adopted the same view of war powers as the Bush administration.”
The longer airstrikes continue, the shakier the president’s legal footing becomes.
On Dec. 12, 2013, a drone struck and killed 12 members of a wedding party in Yemen. If the U.S., which claims the strike was clean and justified, didn’t pony up the $800,000 in cash and guns as reparations, then who did?
U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Was the hit on his life based on faulty intelligence?