The global gag rule, which every Republican administration has enacted since Reagan, bans international organizations that receive US aid money from providing abortions or suggesting abortions as an option to pregnant women.
Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country to travel to the United States for medical treatment, Yemeni officials say. In a televised "farewell speech" he asked for forgiveness for "any shortcomings" during his 33-year rule.
The Gulf Cup of Nations soccer tournament is taking place in one of the most dangerous regions of one of the most dangerous nations on earth: southeast Yemen. Journalist Laura Kasinof has been writing about this improbable venue in Foreign Policy.
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.
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