Yemen: a violence spectacular A series of attacks on the Yemeni defence ministry on 5 December killed at least 52 people. Frank Gardner of the BBC comments ‘This is what’s called “a complex attack”, using a carefully timed combination of a suicide car bomb followed up by an armed assault.
Yemen: murder and hunger Since 2002 Yemen has been subjected to assassination of suspected al-Qa’ida terrorists by US drones as part of the “Global War on Terror”.
Yemen Reuters reports that militants believed to belong to al-Qa’ida in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP) killed about 40 people in attacks on two targets in Shabwa province in south Yemen on 20 September, one at a military camp in al-Nashama and the other in the town of Mayfaa.
Yemen: fighting, drones, refugees – and dialogue Violence in Yemen continues. For example 13 people were reported killed on 19 August in Amran governorate north of Sanaa in tribal clashes between Houthis and Islah using heavy weapons .
The Arab spring: what next? Developments in Egypt have driven even Syria off the headlines, but it is clear that the major changes throughout the Middle East which began in Tunisia in 2011 are still working themselves out. Below are three attempts to take a broader view.
Yemen Violent incidents continue in all parts of Yemen, including attacks attributed to al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and killings by US drones.