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Risk Watch  03/08/12

Unprecedented tribal clashes in Sanaa and Italian diplomat kidnapped

The Yemeni capital Sana’a has witnessed unprecedented clashes as tribal fighters loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh took over the Interior Ministry building....
Risk Watch  04/06/12

Bahrain sentences 6 to 15 year jail terms on terror charges

Bahrain has sentenced six Shiites to 15 years in prison for alleged Iranian-back terrorist attacks in the country....
 
Risk Watch  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....
Risk Watch  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

Pipeline carrying Egyptian gas to Jordan bombed

Jordan faces an increase in deficit after Egyptian gas supplies were disrupted....
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....
 
Risk Watch  05/04/11

Qatar recognises Libyan rebels

Qatar became the first Arab country to grant political recognition to the Libyan rebels....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  17/01/11

Soldiers killed in multiple attacks as unrest continues in the south

A number of soldiers were killed by attacks by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the south of the country, as the south was gripped by demonstrations against the Sanna regime....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  01/12/10

Wikileaks claim GCC leaders urged attack on Iran

The US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks is likely to increase the risk of Iranian or Shiite attacks against some GCC states, who are claimed to have pushed the US to bomb Iran....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  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....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  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....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  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....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Risk Watch  17/08/10

Germany releases Israeli suspect and UAE 'concerned'

The release on bail of Israeli suspect implicated in the forging of passports allegedly used in the assassination of the Hamas leader in Dubai has embarrassed the UAE authorities....
Risk Watch  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....
 
 

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