Al-Qaida (al Qaeda)

3:20pm

Thu August 8, 2013
World

Yemen Official: New Round Of Drone Strikes Target Al-Qaida

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 3:41 pm

A Yemeni soldier speaks with a motorcyclist amid tightened security near Sanaa International Airport on Tuesday.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images

A Yemeni official says 12 suspected al-Qaida militants have been killed in the Arab country in three separate U.S. drone strikes Thursday.

The Associated Press quotes the official as saying that the first drone attack killed six alleged militants in central Marib province, while the second and third killed six more in Hadramaut province.

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12:01pm

Thu August 8, 2013
World

Al-Qaida Conference Call? It Wasn't On Phone, Reporters Say

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:16 am

"Dial 1 if you're the conference host."
Mark Memmott NPR

One of this week's most-talked-about stories is The Daily Beast's report that "the crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda's senior leaders and representatives of several of the group's affiliates throughout the region."

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4:53am

Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Yemeni Government Says Al-Qaida Plot Was Foiled

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:02 am

A Yemeni soldier stands guard Tuesday near Sanaa International Airport.
Mohammed Huwais AFP/Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': Journalist Iona Craig, in Yemen, talks with NPR's Renee Montagne

4:59am

Tue August 6, 2013
The Two-Way

'Depart Immediately,' State Dept. Tells Americans In Yemen

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 10:25 am

An army trooper sits beside a machine gun that is mounted on a patrol vehicle at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen. Security is tight in the capital amid warnings about possible terrorist attacks.
Khaled Abdullah Reuters /Landov
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Dina Temple-Raston talks with Linda Wertheimer about the terrorism alerts

11:21am

Sat August 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Interpol Issues Alert Following Al-Qaida-Linked Prison Breaks

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 1:32 pm

Libyans gather near a burned-out vehicle after an attack outside the courthouse in Benghazi on July 28, the day after more than 1,000 inmates escaped during a prison riot.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

A series of high-profile prison breaks linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan has prompted Interpol to issue a global security alert asking member countries to "swiftly process any information linked to these events."

The Lyon, France-based international police agency noted that because al-Qaida was suspected to be involved in the jailbreaks, it was urgent to determine whether the organization was directly linked and to capture the escapees.

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