Because of a violent kidnapping of foreign nationals, some experts believe al Qaida may now be flourishing in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest nation. The Takeaway speaks with Gregory Johnsen, terrorism analyst for the Jamestown Foundation, for more.
94 Guant-namo detainees are expected to be repatriated to Yemen in the coming weeks. The Yemeni government has said it will rehabilitate them, but many are skeptical. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen, who's at Princeton.
Two former Guantanamo Bay inmates have joined the ranks of al-Qaida in Yemen, according to a video released by the terrorist group on Friday. Will this make President Obama's executive order to close the detention center harder to complete?
The US helping Yemen fight al-Qaeda should not pressure to carry out reforms, Yemen's foreign minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said this week. Jeb Sharp speaks with Ali Muthana, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Yemen about Yemen's relationship with the US.
A recent divorce case in Yemen has attracted international attention, and that's because it's a 10-year old girl who's divorcing a husband nearly three times her age, as Correspondent Borzou Daragahi has her story.
The “superbug” bacteria often strike at much higher rates in the Middle East, according to Doctors Without Borders. The bacteria attack invisibly and without warning in the mangled limbs, bullet holes and other wounds of civilians and fighters in war zones.
International organizations such as the UN and the Arab League have called for warring parties across the globe to put down their guns so that locals can deal with the coronavirus pandemic. But are their calls being heard?
Yemen has a population of nearly 30 million. Fewer than 1,000 have been tested for COVID-19. An emergency room doctor explains how he treats patients for the novel coronavirus without the tools and equipment to make diagnoses — or protect himself.
US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.
Yemen, made vulnerable by more than five years of war, is ill-equipped to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health problem is exacerbated by warring factions, who downplay the threat of the pandemic even as Yemeni hospitals — and graveyards — are crowded with victims.
Some governments have urged would-be protesters to move their activism out of the streets over fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Researchers retracted a study in the Lancet medical journal over risks of hydroxychloroquine. US President Donald Trump tweeted a letter calling demonstrators in Washington, DC, "terrorists."
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