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  • People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)

    Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

    A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.

  • FILE - In this March 28, 2003 file photo, radical Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa prays in a street outside his Mosque in north London. Mustafa faces charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying in 1999 to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., and by helping abduct two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Jury selection for his terrorism trial begins in New York on Monday, April 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial.

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.

  • In this Thursday, May 1, 2008 photo, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer attends a ceremony at the federal courthouse in Washington. On Friday, April 4, 2014, Collyer dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. Collyer said the case raises serious constitutional issues and is not easy to answer, but that "on these facts and under this circuit's precedent," the court will grant the Obama administration's request. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

  • Yemen's al-Qaida claims credit for Aden attack

    Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on an army complex in the southern port city of Aden, saying it meant to "destroy the joint operations room for U.S. drones" operating in the country.

  • President Barack Obama smiles as he stands with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, after speaking to the media, Friday, April 4, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Judge dismisses drone lawsuit against Obama administration over killed U.S. citizens

    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al Qaeda cleric.

  • Yemeni mourners carry the coffins of soldiers who were killed by suspected al-Qaida militants at a checkpoint in Hadramawt province, during their funeral in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a security checkpoint in southeastern Yemen, first sending in a suicide car bomb then storming it, officials said on March 24. They killed 22 troops and left only one survivor, who pretended he was dead. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Militants attack army in southern Yemen, kill 8

    Suspected al-Qaida militants on Wednesday attacked an army complex in southern Yemen, killing at least six soldiers and two civilians, officials said.

  • The sun rises above Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. During nearly 12 years of legal disputes and political battles, the United States has put off deciding the fate of al Qaeda and Taliban militants held at Guantanamo Bay, captured after the Sept. 11 attacks but denied quick or full access to the American justice system. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    U.S. may free suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard at Gitmo

    An accused bodyguard of killed al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden may win his freedom from Guantanamo Bay, the latest in a White House push to clear and close the Cuba-based facility.

  • Car bomb in Yemen's port city of Aden kills 1

    Yemeni officials say a car bombing has targeted the military intelligence department in the southern port city of Aden, killing at least one person.

  • 2 Yemen soldiers killed in attack on army base

    Suspected al-Qaida militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machineguns at a military base in southern Yemen on Saturday, killing two soldiers guarding its gate, a senior military official said.

  • Yemeni graffiti artists and activists paint faces of victims of the al-Qaida militant attack that occurred in the Defense ministry complex on Dec. 5, 2013, on a wall during an "anti-terrorism" campaign in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Several Yemeni security officials recently said that al-Qaida has spread to operate in every province of the country of more than 25 million. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemen branch is known, has demonstrated its capabilities with a sophisticated and brutal attack in December on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa, that killed more than 50 people. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Al-Qaida in Yemen kills comrade accused of spying

    Al-Qaida militants in Yemen killed one of their own men Thursday, hanging his body from a street light after accusing him of spying for the United States, officials said.

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, Himyar al-Qadhy, whose brother Adnan, was  killed in 2012 by U.S drone strike east of Sanaa, Yemen, points to what he says is the rocket that killed his brother, a Yemeni army brigadier suspected of involvement in a militant attack in 2008 against the US Embassy in Sanaa. The brother denies that Adnan was a member of the al-Qaida. The portrait on the wall shows his late brother. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    In Yemen, a woman's life entangled with al-Qaida

    Abeer al-Hassani's ex-husband was famed for his beautiful voice. He used it, she says, singing poetic hymns to martyrdom and jihad to try to draw youth from their neighborhood of the Yemeni capital into joining al-Qaida. He sang at weddings of fellow members of the terror group, and held discussions with young men at local mosques.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen in December 2013 may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Report: US drone may have killed dozen civilians

    A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident.

  • Yemen rebels clash with troops, 13 dead

    Secessionist rebels attacked a Yemeni army truck carrying food to a unit in the southern Dali province on Tuesday, killing seven soldiers and wounding nine, Yemen's Defense Ministry said.

  • Yemen gunmen kill 4 soldiers, commander

    Security officials say gunmen have attacked an army patrol near a gas export terminal in southern Yemen, killing four soldiers.

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