John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban, testified in federal court Monday in Indianapolis in an attempt to overturn a prison ban that he says severely restricts Muslim prayer. Lindh spent more than two hours on the witness stand in a lawsuit he filed against the warden and the federal […]
As protesters continue to hit the streets of Yemen’s cities, another battle is being fought behind closed doors this one for the hearts and minds of the nation’s tribal leaders. After a prominent sheik quit the party of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday, Feb
Even before the blasts of gunfire rang out, antigovernment protesters marching in Taiz, Yemen, knew that Monday was going to be different. They had seen the men milling ominously on the rooftops that lined the street
At least 52 civilians have been killed in the past week amid escalating violence instigated by an authoritarian President who refuses to heed the will of his people.
The words have been repeated from Tunisia to Egypt, from Yemen to Bahrain. “The people want the regime to fall” the mantra of revolution
Yemen’s President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, flew into the Gulf of Aden on Nov. 7 to celebrate the first exports of liquefied natural gas from a sprawling $4.5 billion plant the biggest ever investment in his otherwise impoverished desert country
The Yemeni government Wednesday defended its efforts to end the practice of young girls marrying, citing last week’s death during childbirth of a 12-year-old Yemeni. “Over the years, the government of Yemen has embarked on an awareness campaign to end the practice of young marriages, which has been deeply rooted in the rural cultures of Yemen,” said Mohammed Albasha, a spokesman in Washington for the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, in a written statement
A 12-year-old Yemeni girl, who was forced into marriage, died during a painful childbirth that also killed her baby, a children’s rights group said Monday. Fawziya Ammodi struggled for three days in labor, before dying of severe bleeding at a hospital on Friday, said the Seyaj Organization for the Protection of Children.
Police are searching for someone who killed a woman in her Massachusetts apartment and cut an 8-month-old fetus from her body.
A judge in Yemen sentenced six al Qaeda terrorists to death and sent 10 others to prison for up to 15 years, the state-run Saba news agency reported. The ring, known as the Tarim cell, belonged to the Yemen wing of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, the agency said. The group, which included four Syrians and a Saudi, had been convicted of bombing oil and military facilities and foreign diplomatic missions, including the U.S.