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Al Qaeda

Oman  03/07/12

Yemeni militants flee to Oman

Al Qaeda militants from Yemen have infiltrated into Oman....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

Dozens killed in fighting between US-backed government forces and AQAP

Dozens of civilians and militants were killed in the most intensive fighting in Yemen since the fall of the former President....
 
Yemen  18/04/12

Hundreds killed in clashes in South Yemen as government cracks down on AQAP

Clashes between AQAP fighters and government forces have left hundreds killed....
Risk Watch  30/06/11

Saleh clings to power as AQAP makes further advances

Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh remains defiant about his imminent return to Yemen. This indicates that the Saudis have still not been able to broker a deal. ...
 
Yemen  17/06/11

Saleh goes to Saudi Arabia for treatment as Yemen falls into further chaos

With the situation still unresolved, the return to normality will likely take longer as Yemen is gripped by mass protests, and parts of the country falling into the hands of militants....
Yemen  03/06/11

Civil war erupts in Yemen as GCC initiative fails

Yemen has erupted into civil war with various parts of the country falling under the control of opposition groups, including AQAP....
 
Saudi Arabia  17/05/11

Bin Laden’s killed in US raid in Pakistan

The killing of Saudi terrorist Osama Bin Laden will likely have implications for Yemen and the GCC, including Saudi Arabia....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

GCC fails in brokering Yemen deal as AQAP continues its assault against army

The GCC has so far failed in securing a deal to end the standoff in Yemen. AQAP meanwhile have intensified their attacks against the security forces, particularly in the south....
 
Yemen  04/04/11

Millions continue protests as army officers defect and AQAP elated by unrest

Yemen has descended into further chaos as senior army officers defected. AQAP has taken charge of various areas, and the Houthis have also claimed key areas in Sa’ada....
Yemen  01/03/11

Key tribe abandons Yemeni regime as unrest intensifies

Leading tribes have abandoned the Yemeni regime and joined the protesters. Whilst the position of the army is still unclear, this increases the likelihood of a speedier regime change....
 
Yemen  01/12/10

Wikileaks US Cables compromise Yemeni government’s position

The Yemeni government’s position is severely compromised by the release of diplomatic US cables by wikileaks....
Yemen  02/11/10

Plane bombs originate from Yemen

The parcel bombs originating from Yemen reflect that AQAP are now operating beyond the borders of the country....
 
Yemen  18/10/10

Fighting intense in south as Al Qaeda announces formation of "Aden-Abyan Army"

Al Qaeda’s announcement that it is forming an "army" to "liberate" the country from the regime leads to the conclusion that the central government’s grip of the situation is being lost....
Yemen  20/09/10

Al Qaeda threatens 55 Yemeni security officers by name

Al Qaeda in Yemen appears to have infiltrated the security forces in the south as the group strengthens its grip in areas in south Yemen....
 
Oman  03/09/10

Japanese tanker struck by suicide bomber

Confirmation that the Japanese tanker hit in the Strait of Hormuz last month was by a suicide bomber indicates that there is an increased Al Qaeda activity in the GCC....
Yemen  03/09/10

Al Qaeda threat surges as government declares emergency

Fighting between Al Qaeda and the Yemeni government has escalated to levels not seen before. The government publically acknowledged that the Al Qaeda threat is now country-wide....
 
Saudi Arabia  17/08/10

Saudi Arabia restricts issuers of fatwas

An edict by Saudi King Abdullah to control the issue of fatwas in the country will be an important step to regularizing the issuance of fatwas, many of which used by Al Qaeda terrorists....
Saudi Arabia  17/08/10

Al Qaeda leader urges killing of Christians

The call by an Al Qaeda Saudi leader reaffirms the organization’s position calling their supporters to kill Christians and Saudi royals....
 
Yemen  02/08/10

Fragile truce in Saada appears to be collapsing as clashes intensify

The truce between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government appears to be cracking after several days of fighting....
Oman  02/08/10

Oil tanker damaged by explosion in Strait of Hormuz

The possible attack against a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may have been carried out by Iran, Al Qaeda or less likely pirates....
 
 

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