TIME’s International Editor Bobby Ghosh explains
Seven foreigners among those killed
Strike bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda
Though their community has 2,500 years of history in Yemen, less than 90 Jews remain, forming a beleaguered group that must live behind high walls and razor wire
Officials say militants detonated two car bombs and firefights were still underway
The popular uprisings across the Arab world that began more than two and a half years ago transformed the politics of the region and ousted four entrenched leaders. But news that an Egyptian court has ordered the release from prison of former President Hosni Mubarak underscores the extent to which the glow of 2011′s upheavals has faded. …
This week’s U.S. embassy attacks are the product of intense jockeying for power in an Arab political landscape riven with both new and familiar challenges. Here are five key lessons to take away from an ugly week
A mysterious video produced by a group of largely unknown Islamophobes in the U.S. roiled a parallel set of Salafists (orthodox Muslims) in the Middle East and sparked attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen
Al-Qaeda is in retreat and Osama bin Laden’s dream lies in ruins. So what next for Washington and its struggle against extremist jihadists?
In this week’s magazine, TIME reports from the frontlines of Yemen’s war with the al-Qaeda franchise in its midst. It’s a battle the Yemenis are winning.
Tribal militias have joined the campaign against the local franchise of the radical movement. It may have helped oust al-Qaeda from a few cities, but it may not guarantee peace in the long run
TIME’s Bobby Ghosh and Yuri Kozyrev embedded with a Yemeni unit in early July as it patrolled territory only recently reclaimed from al-Qaeda and its proxies.
The site where over 100 Yemeni soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber is now home to a lurid, stirring memorial. But not all Yemenis think it’s appropriate