The U.S. has closed its embassy in Yemen due to threats of violence while American military presence there is set to double.
Two-thirds of President Karzai’s proposed cabinet appointees have been rejected by the Afghan Parliament.
For those with an interest - or possibly just want to critique me like I do to others - you can tune into CNN later this evening (say a little after 10 pm) to hear me talking about Yemen for a couple of minutes.
Waq al-waq expects better from the New York Times, we really do. This article from the NY Times' Steven Erlanger includes this section: "Although Mr. Wuhayshi is still widely believed to be in control, he is considered uncharismatic, and his leadership and the merger were not endorsed by Mr. bin ...
Over at Foreign Policy, Marc Lynch, whom I greatly respect, suggests that I am wrong to suggest that US should rely on the Saudis in Yemen. (Full quote below) And in fact, I agree, I would be wrong if that is what I argued in this post. My apologies to Lynch and others who believed my sloppy ...
Galeras in Colombia starts 2010 off with what appears to be a significant explosive eruption. UPDATE: New video of the eruption, too!
In his weekly address today, the President directly tied the Christmas bombing with AQAP. It was only a few minutes of a talk, so I don't want to read too much into it, but this one part struck me. Meanwhile, the investigation into the Christmas Day incident continues, and we're learning more ...
Scarcely two days into 2010, we've gotten a stark reminder of how free speech is still threatened by religious fanatics: Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who drew the image of Mohammed depicted to the right, was attacked at home Friday night by a murderous, ax-wielding religious ...
Alternatives are being developed to the controversial full-body scan technology to be used soon in American airports.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown will host international summits this month to address the future of Afghanistan and Yemen.
Dismissal of the case against Blackwater guards gives Iraqis the impression that American private security firms can act with impunity.
At least 93 people were killed in northwest Pakistan when a truck filled with explosives was detonated at a volleyball tournament.
The $75 billion program to lessen high mortgage payments is a band aid that is keeping real estate prices artificially high.
Fox and Time Warner have reached an agreement to keep Fox on the air after it demanded direct payment from the cable provider to air its content.
Nyamuragira marks the new year with a new eruption, the first since 2006.