Sana'a

Conflict

How one woman stumbled into a violent uprising in Yemen

Laura Kasinof never expected to become a war correspondent, but her calm life in Yemen gave her a front-row seat to protests and violence as the Arab Spring reached the country. Now Kasinof has written a book about her experiences and shares her fears about Yemen's future.

Conflict & Justice

No accredited Western reporters remain to witness a huge military offensive against al-Qaeda in Yemen

One of the largest military offensives against al-Qaeda in Yemen, involving US air strikes and Yemeni ground troops, began about three weeks ago. At the same time, there's been an uptick in the number of attacks, kidnappings and assassinations in Yemen's capital. But the number of Western journalists there to cover it has dwindled to zero in recent days.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Yemeni threat goes on line

Anwar al-Awlaki posted a video on radical web sites today calling for the killing of Americans. He said no special religious permission is required to kill them. The Christian science monitor correspondent Laura Kasinof reports from Sana'a.