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Son of infamous al Qaeda family killed by Ethiopian forces

Abu al Bara'a Abdul Aziz bin Attash was killed in a clash with Ethiopian forces. Bin Attash was a member of a particularly notorious al Qaeda family that has served the Taliban, al Qaeda, Shabaab, and other allied terrorist organizations.

US Agrees to $30 Billion Arms Sale to Saudis

US changes anti-terrorist strategy

US Doubts Intelligence That Led to Yemen Strike

Labor strikes spread through Yemen as workers demanded reforms and dismissal of managers over alleged corruption linked to the country's outgoing president. Two soldiers and three al Qaeda fighters died when government forces clashed with al Qaeda suspects in Zinjibar.

Yemen: Saleh 'chose Abu Dhabi for exile

Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing

A request by Yemen's former president to enter the US for medical treatment is still in flux. Foes and backers of a plan to ease him out of power fought each other with stones and clubs and injured at least 20 people in the capital of Sana'a.

Protesters in Taiz are calling for the government to expel the US ambassador. The US is considering allowing President Saleh to travel to the US for medical treatment.

Al-Qaida leadership almost wiped out in Pakistan, British officials believe

Gunmen shot dead an intelligence chief in the port of Aden in south Yemen. Police officials blamed the attack on al Qaeda. Yemen's acting leader urged foes and loyalists of President Ali Abdullah to call a truce.

Arab Spring and the Middle East: 2012 preview

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni's outgoing president, said he plans to leave soon for the US and let an interim government prepare for an election to replace him. Government forces killed eight protesters and injured scores after opening fire on a demonstration in Sana'a.

AQAP leader's brother reported killed in US drone strike

Abdul Rahman, the brother of Nasir al Wuhayshi, is rumored to have been killed in a US Predator airstrike in Zinjibar. The report is unconfirmed.

Broader sectarian rift feared in northern Yemen

Yemeni soldiers battled al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters outside Zinjibar. Four soldiers and 16 AQAP fighters were reported killed. Protests continue in Sanaa and in other anti-government hotbeds such as Taiz, Yemen's second-largest city.

Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two Yemeni soldiers were killed during fighting near Zinjibar. General Ali Mohsen supports the peace deal with the government and has begun withdrawing his forces from Sana'a.

Security forces killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters near Zinjibar in Abyan province. AQAP fighters killed two soldiers outside of Zinjibar.

Yemeni Uprising Opens a Door to Besieged Rebels in the North

Some remarkable facts about the 'US Strategy for Counterterrorism'