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In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

3 suspected US drones kill 12 militants in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three U.S. drone strikes killed a total of 12 suspected al-Qaida militants Thursday, a Yemeni military official said, raising to eight the number of attacks in less than two weeks as […]

08/08/2013

A policeman stands guard at the entrance of Sanaa International Airport, Yemen, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

2 suspected US drones kill 9 militants in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two U.S. drone strikes killed a total of nine suspected al-Qaida militants Thursday, a Yemeni military official said, the sixth and seventh such attacks in less than two weeks as the […]

08/08/2013

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Yemen’s government says it uncovers al-Qaida plots

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military and intelligence officials in Yemen said Wednesday they uncovered an al-Qaida plot to fire missiles at foreign embassies in the capital and to attack naval forces guarding international shipping in […]

08/07/2013

Travelers make their way to the departure lounge at Sanaa International Airport, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemen’s government says it foiled al-Qaida plots

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Authorities foiled plots by al-Qaida to take over key cities in southern Yemen and attack strategic ports and gas facilities, a government spokesman said Wednesday amid a heightened alert that has […]

08/07/2013

Map shows U.S. embassies and consulates that will close. (AP Photo)

Terror threat: Senator cites increased ‘chatter’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the weekend closures of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world was “the most serious threat” he’d seen in […]

08/04/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo)

US issues global travel alert over al-Qaida threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world. The […]

08/02/2013

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