Yemen

Conflict & Justice

Yemen, the new terrorism front

Yemen has become a hotbed of radical Islamic militant activity. Many of Osama bin Laden's former associates now live there. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Sudarsan Raghavan, Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.

Conflict & Justice

Fighting terrorism in Yemen

The US and Yemen share an interest in stamping out the Yemen-based group, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has been blamed for the attempt to blow up flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day. Jeb Sharp talks with the BBC's Jonathan Head.

Conflict & Justice

Counter-terrorism activities in Yemen

Officials in Yemen have confirmed the man charged with attempting to blow up an airliner outside Detroit spent time in Yemen recently. Also, a Yemeni-based al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the plot. The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

al Qaeda in Yemen

Washington has launched a new effort to take on al Qaeda in Yemen. Recent air strikes have inflicted a toll on militants, but have also spread anti-American fervor. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Time magazine correspondent Vivienne Walt.

Is the US fighting a secret war in Yemen?

Is the U.S. fighting a secret war in Yemen? Robert Worth, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, helps us answer that question. Gregory Johnsen also joins us; he's a Yemen expert at Princeton University.

Global Politics

Middle East and nukes

Iran's nuclear posturing has inspired some of its neighbors to pursue their own nuclear programs. Some experts say such programs could provide cover for the development of nuclear weapons in the region. The World's Aaron Schachter has the story.

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Conflict

In Yemen, war is 'trumping peace'

In the last week, news from Yemen began with a diplomatic victory but ended with a spike in violence. Attacking the world's worst humanitarian crisis, experts say, hinges on "actually stopping the fighting."