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  • Update: One hostage dead, another seriously injured; gunman dead (St. Joeseph)

    08/14/2013 4:34:00 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 24 replies
    KNOE.com ^ | 8/14/13 | KNOE.com
    UPDATE: Wednesday 5:30a (KNOE 8 News) KNOE 8 News remains on the scene of the deadly bank hostage standoff in the Tensas Parish community of St. Joseph. In the past hour crews have removed a body from the bank, presumably that of shooter, 20-year-old Fruaed Ahmed. KNOE's April Dovorany reports Wednesday morning during Good Morning Arklamiss and will have an extended LIVE report at 6:20a. UPDATE WEDNESDAY 2:50 KNOE 8 News has just confirmed one hostage from the Tensas State Bank's branch in St, Joseph is dead. We're being told another hostage remains in the hospital in critical condition. The...
  • Yemen security chief at U.S. Embassy killed

    10/11/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 61 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 11, 2012
    SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa. The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • Yemeni man, held in incident aboard jet landing in S.F., to undergo competency exam

    07/16/2011 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Califreak · 14 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 7/16/2011 | Tony Burchyns
    SAN FRANCISCO - The Yemeni man accused of trying to storm the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound flight in May will be examined to determine his competency to stand trial, his attorney said Friday. A federal judge in San Francisco appointed a doctor to evaluate Rageh Almurisi, 26, starting next week, Almurisi's attorney Christopher Morales said. The U.S. Attorney's Office raised no objection to the decision. Almurisi, who has family in Vallejo, was physically subdued and later arrested on May 8 after allegedly yelling "God is Great" in Arabic and pounding on the cockpit door of American Airlines Flight 1561...
  • Al Qaeda names its interim leader

    05/17/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 17 May 2011 | Eli Lake
    Pakistani news outlets reported Tuesday that al Qaeda had selected Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian former special forces commander, to be the interim head of the Islamist terrorist group. According to the News International, an English-language newspaper, “the issue of the succession of Osama bin Laden was resolved in a meeting of al-Qaeda held at an undisclosed location.” The reports in the Pakistani press said al-Adel will be the interim leader of al Qaeda while Muhammad Mustafa Yamni, a Yemeni living somewhere in Africa, is being groomed for the top post. U.S. intelligence officials on Tuesday could not confirm the reports....
  • Media Manipulation? The Majority of American Media Outlets Fail To Report The Yemeni Passenger..

    05/10/2011 4:46:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/10/2011 | Naked Emperor News
    Media Manipulation? The Majority of American Media Outlets Fail To Report The Yemeni Passenger Was Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ As He Attempted To Storm The Cockpit Door – Video Examples Of Newscasts From Around The Country
  • Air steward tackles Yemeni passenger battering on cockpit, shouting 'Allahu Akbar' as plane ..

    05/09/2011 9:37:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/9/11 | Staff
    Crew members and passengers wrestled a 28-year-old man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit of a plane approaching San Francisco. The man was yelling as he brushed past a flight attendant about 10 minutes before American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago was due to land on Sunday night, police said. Rageit Almurisi, 28, carried a Yemen passport but his nationality is not clear, a spokesman said. [Snip] Passengers told of how Almurisi was heard to shout 'Allahu Akbar'--or 'God is great'. Passenger Angelina Marty said: 'I kept saying to myself,
  • Pakistan still holding bin Laden's wives, children

    05/08/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 8, 2011 | MUNIR AHMED
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities still have three of Osama bin Laden's wives and eight of his children in custody, nearly a week after the U.S. raid that killed the Saudi terrorist leader, and no countries have asked for their return, the government said Sunday. Pakistan gained custody of bin Laden's family members after the covert U.S. operation on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief and four others at his hide-out in the northwestern city of Abbottabad and further strained relations between the two nations. Their questioning could provide more information on the U.S. military operation and help reveal how...
  • Yemeni Protestors Chant for "Che" and "Change"

    02/15/2011 4:24:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    new zeal ^ | 2/15/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Anti-government protesters march to the presidential palace in Sanaa February 13, 2011. Yes "democracy" is sweeping the Middle East.
  • Report: Yemeni Muslims Kidnap Jewish Child as Pressure Tactic

    02/01/2011 9:37:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A young Jewish boy was kidnapped in Reida, Yemen on the Sabbath, according to the Yemen Post. The child was reportedly taken hostage in an attempt to force the local Jewish community to forgive a terrorist killer. The kidnap victim has been identified as eight-year-old Yamin Ameran Al-Nahari. Sources told the Yemen Post that the kidnapping was linked to the 2008 murder of Moshe Nahari, a Torah teacher and leading member of the Jewish community. Nahari's killer, local Muslim man Abed el-Abdi, called out “Jew, receive the message of Islam” before shooting him. The kidnappers are hoping to pressure the...
  • WikiLeaks: Yemen nuclear material was unsecured

    12/20/2010 9:58:09 AM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Google News ^ | 12/20/2010
    A storage facility housing Yemen's radioactive material was unsecured for up to a week after its lone guard was removed and its surveillance camera was broken, a secret U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks revealed Monday. The message, dated Jan. 9, relates the worries of a Yemeni official, whose name was removed, about the unguarded state of a National Atomic Energy Commission facility. He pushes the U.S. embassy to urge his own government to secure the material. "Very little now stands between the bad guys and Yemen's nuclear material," the official is quoted as saying in the cable, which...
  • Feds bust suspected Yemeni terror ring in N.C.

    12/16/2010 6:41:59 PM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies · 2+ views
    WND ^ | December 15, 2010 | N/A
    Federal agents have raided several convenience stores and a mosque in tiny Henderson, N.C., while arresting at least two Muslim men in connection with the raid. Authorities suspect the stores were operating a so-called hawala money-transfer network supporting terrorist activities in Yemen, including al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, WND has learned. AQAP's leaders include fugitive al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who has been linked to 10 major terror plots in the past year alone.
  • "Material Witness" Missing After NY Testimony

    10/27/2001 1:09:13 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 10 replies · 254+ views
    AM 600 KOGO (San Diego) | 27 Oct 01, 4AM EDT | AM 600 KOGO newsperson
    At the top-of-the-hour newsbreak it was reported a "material witness" being held since Sept related to the 9/11 attacks has gone missing. His lawyer has reported he has no information on the whereabouts of his client. The client has not been seen since last Wednesday morning when he appeared in NY to give testimony. He was told then, apparently, that he faced charges back in San Diego for falsifying information on his application for asylum. The suspect is a student at San Diego State University.
  • Yemen Muslim cleric al-Awlaki in US death threat video

    11/08/2010 2:18:58 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 8 November 2010
    A radical US-born Yemeni Islamist cleric has called for the killing of Americans in a new video message posted on radical web sites. Anwar al-Awlaki said no permission was needed to kill Americans as they are from the "party of devils". It comes shortly after authorities intercepted air cargo bombs sent from Yemen to the US in a plot linked to Mr Awlaki. Investigators have linked Mr Awlaki to the US army base killings in Fort Hood, Texas, last year's Christmas airline bomb attempt, and the failed Times Square bombing in New York.
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with “preparation of a terrorist attack,” U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.” The two were allowed to board the flight at O’Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • US to Transfer Guantanamo Prisoner to Yemen: Report

    06/27/2010 12:46:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/26/2010
    The Obama administration plans to transfer a Guantanamo detainee to Yemen despite its ban on the repatriations due to security concerns in the Arab country, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The administration's January decision on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the prison camp where nearly half of the remaining inmates are from Yemen, cast further doubt on President Barack Obama's vow to shutter the center seen by the White House as a prime recruiting tool for radical Islamic groups. But US District Judge Henry Kennedy Jr has forced the administration's hand in "emphatically" ordering Mohammed Odaini to be released back to his...
  • Yemen's Dangerous Addiction to Qat

    04/18/2010 12:30:19 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies · 897+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 4/17/2010 | Michael Horton
    Yemen faces an abundance of complex and interrelated social, economic, and environmental problems. Yemen's many challenges are compounded by the country's addiction to qat. Large parts of Yemen’s society and economy are organized around the consumption and production of this stimulant. Qat consists of the tender leaves and shoots of the tree catha edulis, which contain the amphetamine cathinone. Qat must be consumed soon after being harvested because the cathinone begins breaking down after 24 hours. When chewed, qat brings about a state of mild euphoria in the user, often followed by insomnia. Qat is considered a Class 1 drug...
  • Like Clockwork: Swiss investigators have broken an Al Qaeda cell that proves…

    08/29/2004 6:14:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 1,364+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    … the remarkable reach of the global-terror network A little-noticed investigation by Swiss federal police has uncovered the existence of an apparent terror-support network with ties to the upper levels of Al Qaeda — including an operative believed to have played a role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the May 2003 bombing of a housing complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The discovery of a largely invisible Al Qaeda network in the peaceful alpine nation has gotten virtually no public attention outside of Switzerland. But criminal charges outlined in a July 30 Swiss prosecutor’s report —...
  • Senior official: Al-Qaida leader believed killed (key role in the bombing of a CIA post last Dec.)

    03/17/2010 6:31:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 292+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/10 | Lolita C. Baldor and Mark Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON – An al-Qaida leader believed to have played a key role in the bombing of a CIA post in Afghanistan last December was apparently killed by an American missile strike last week, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The counterterrorism official said Hussein al-Yemeni was believed killed in a strike in Miram Shah, the main town in North Waziristan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. Drone strikes in Pakistan's border region, largely conducted by the CIA, have escalated in recent months, proving an effective way to target al-Qaida and Taliban leaders hiding in the...
  • At Trial, U.S. Traces Roots of Terror Network to Brooklyn

    02/11/2004 9:51:46 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 21 replies · 413+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 2.12.2004 | William Glaberson
    prominent Yemeni sheik came to Brooklyn in 1999, raised money at mosques that was ostensibly for charity and then went to Italy, where he met with a top operative of Al Qaeda, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.The sheik, Abdullah Satar, then made a speech in Italy calling upon people to join the jihad and denounced the United States for pursuing a terrorism suspect "to curry favor with the Jewish population and to project hatred upon Muslims,'' according to testimony of an F.B.I. agent at a trial of a New Jersey man in Federal District Court in Brooklyn that...
  • Jurors hear sheik's boasts of terror ties

    02/01/2005 9:41:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 491+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/1/05 | Michael Weissenstein - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Yemeni sheik accused of funding terrorist organizations boasted of his ties to Osama bin Laden and Palestinian militant leaders on surveillance tapes played Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. "He used to say that I'm his sheik," Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad said of bin Laden on the tapes secretly recorded in a German hotel room. "I used to teach him some of the Islamic laws," he added. Defense lawyers said al-Moayad made idle boasts to wheedle millions of dollars from an FBI informant posing as a militant Islamist. The informant had proposed giving al-Moayad $2.5 million...
  • Yemen's president open to dialogue with al-Qaida

    01/10/2010 9:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 361+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/2010 | Associated Press via Yahoo News
    Yemen's president said he is ready to talk to al-Qaida members who renounce violence, suggesting he could show them the same kind of leniency he has granted militants in the past despite U.S. pressure to crack down on the terror group. Yemen is moving cautiously in the fight against al-Qaida, worried over a potential backlash in a country where anger at the U.S. and extremism are widespread. Thousands of Yemenis are battle-hardened veterans of past "holy wars" in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya and Iraq, and though most are not engaged in violence now they preserve a die-hard al-Qaida ideology. "Any movement...
  • United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region

    12/21/2009 6:25:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,235+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES Sunday, December 20, 2009 United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region Twelve detainees have been transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region. As directed by the President’s Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of each of these cases. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including potential threat, mitigation measures and the likelihood of success in habeas litigation, the detainees were...
  • Report: Iran Plans To Escalate Situation On Yemen-Saudi Border

    12/13/2009 2:29:13 AM PST · by Strategy · 32 replies · 2,581+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | December 13, 2009
    A senior official from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has recently met with Houthi rebels and Hizbullah activists in Yemen to coordinate joint military operations against Saudi positions along the border. Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, quoted on Sunday Arab sources as saying the three-way meeting also aimed at developing a plan to escalate the military situation along the Saudi-Yemeni border.
  • Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

    12/09/2009 2:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,837+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | Updated December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror IPT News December 8, 2009 **Updated December 9, 9:00 a.m. EST A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001. According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Three Guantanamo detainees sent to Ireland, Yemen

    09/26/2009 6:05:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 26, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to Ireland and Yemen, the Justice Department said on Saturday, the latest transfers as President Barack Obama tries to close the facility by January. Yemeni Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed was sent to his home country, while two other detainees were sent to Ireland, the U.S. government said, adding it would not identify the two at the request of the government of Ireland. There are still some 223 detainees at the prison. Some are expected to be transferred abroad while others could...
  • Yemeni airliner crashes in Indian Ocean (150 People Reportedly On Board; Fate Unknown)

    06/29/2009 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 124 replies · 8,525+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2009
    Yemeni airliner crashes in Indian Ocean 150 people reportedly on board; fate unknown BREAKING NEWS o MORONI, Comoros - An airliner belonging to Yemeni state carrier Yemenia Air crashed in the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean with 150 people on board, a senior government official said Tuesday. "We don't know if there are any survivors among the 150 people on the plane," a senior government official told Reuters.
  • Two Yemeni Fishermen Killed in Anti-Piracy Attack in Red Sea

    05/27/2009 12:58:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 590+ views
    Sindh Today ^ | May 27th, 2009
    Two Yemeni fishermen were killed and another was injured after their boat came under a missile strike in the Red Sea, the official Saba news agency reported Wednesday. Saba said the missile is believed to have launched by an international anti-piracy navy ship. The agency said the “the boat was totally destroyed”, in the attack that took place in the Sudanese territorial waters Tuesday. It said the injured fisherman made it to Sudanese coast, while the fate of a fourth fisherman was still unknown. The missile “probably came from sea by one of those warships conducting anti-piracy patrols in the...
  • Italian authorities carry out raids against "Islamist radicals" across country

    04/03/2009 2:31:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,124+ views
    April 2, 2009 Italian authorities carry out raids against "Islamist radicals" across country SNIPPET: "Rome, 2 April (AKI) - Twenty-six foreigners suspected of links to international terrorism as well as aiding and abetting illegal immigration are being investigated by Italian police, after raids carried out on Thursday in various Italian cities. The raids were carried out in properties around the northern cities of Vicenza, Venice, Padova, Brescia, Como, Cuneo and Trento, the central city of Florence and the southern city of Caserta. The anti-terrorism and organised crime investigators in March 2007 began probing alleged Islamic fundamentalists attending the Via Dei...
  • Judge orders Guantanamo detainee released (Closed hearing, classified info)

    03/31/2009 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 2,419+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States to release a prisoner from the Guantanamo detention center.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle issued a one-page judgment ordering the release of Yasin Muhammed Basardh, a 33-year-old from Yemen.</p>
  • Joint Forces Target Foreign Fighters in Afghanistan

    01/11/2009 1:39:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2009 – Afghan and coalition forces detained eight suspected militants, including two wanted men, during operations in Afghanistan’s Khost and Kandahar provinces Jan. 9, U.S. military officials in Afghanistan reported. Afghan National Police and coalition forces detained three militants in the first operation, including a wanted Haqqani militant. In Sabari district, about 140 miles southeast of Kabul City, the combined force targeted the Haqqani foreign fighter network netting a militant known to coordinate and facilitate the movement of Arab fighters into the region. The militant also is believed to be in contact with senior Haqqani leaders, planning...
  • U.S. Embassy In Yemen Was Target Of Terrorist Mortar Attack

    03/19/2008 7:24:31 AM PDT · by beericus · 7 replies · 187+ views
    National Terror Alert ^ | March 18, 2008 | Written by News Editor
    The State Department says U.S. officials have concluded that the American Embassy in Yemen was targeted by three mortar rounds that crashed into a nearby high school, apparently killing a Yemeni security guard.
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Local Store Owner Sentenced (Muslim Sent Money To Terrorists In Yemen)

    01/28/2008 10:03:16 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 266+ views
    RNews ^ | 1/29/08
    Local Store Owner Sentenced by Jim Aroune Published Jan 28, 2008 A Rochester store owner will be confined to his home for six months for illegally sending money to Yemen. Mohamed Muthana received this sentence Monday. A jury convicted Muthana of running an illegal money transmitting business out of the Yemeny Superette on North Street. More than $60,000 headed to Yemen from there. Muthana will also serve three years probation and pay a fine.
  • (Yemeni) Court convicts 32 al-Qaida suspects (planned attacks on oil and gas installations)

    11/07/2007 8:08:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 179+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/7/07 | Ahmad Al-Hajj - ap
    SAN'A, Yemen - A Yemeni court convicted Wednesday 32 al-Qaida suspects of planning attacks on oil and gas installations in the country, sentencing them to prison terms of up to 15 years. Four others were acquitted. Six of those convicted remain at large and were tried in absentia. The prosecution had charged the group, all from Yemen, with forming an armed gang and planning attacks against oil installations with rocket-propelled grenades in September 2006. The trial opened in March and authorities did not disclose when or how they were arrested. Three of them claimed they were tortured and forced to...
  • U.S., Iraqi forces kill 250 militants in Najaf

    01/28/2007 11:06:07 AM PST · by cgk · 480 replies · 17,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-28-07 | Reuters
  • Yemeni Jews flee Islamist threat

    01/28/2007 7:42:24 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 386+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, January 28, 2007 | Ginny Hill
    Forty-five Jewish people in Yemen have taken refuge in a hotel in northern Yemen after receiving death threats from Muslim extremists. The group fled their village 10 days ago when they were confronted by masked radical Islamist gunmen. The minority community has followed a traditional way of life in the village of Salem for centuries. But, earlier this month, the Salem Jews received a letter accusing them of spreading vice and corruption. The message was clear - the Jews must leave the country or lose their lives. Decade-long insurgency Dawoud Yousef Mousa and his neighbours fled to Saada City,...
  • CA: Yemeni man accused of terrorist links (ties to terrorist financier of al-Qaida and Hamas)

    09/15/2006 6:33:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/06 | Olivia Muniz - ap
    FRESNO, Calif. - A California man accused of trying to supply stolen U.S. military equipment and defense secrets to Yemen was denied bail Friday after a prosecutor said he had ties to a terrorist financier who plotted to help al-Qaida and Hamas. The allegations emerged at a hearing for Amen Ahmed Ali, 56. Defense attorney David A. Torres said his client was surprised by the charges. "But he's also strong. He looks forward to his day in court," Torres said. In pressing to keep Ali behind bars, prosecutors said that a search of Ali's house turned up contact information for...
  • Jimmy Hoffa and secret US detention camps

    08/04/2005 7:12:03 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 1 replies · 234+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | www.hotchicken.com
    Well it has happened once again. This time, two Yemeni men are claiming that the US kept them hostage for eighteen months in two 'secret' detention facilites and interrogated and tortured them. Amnesty International of course was all over the story adding to the legend of clandestine CIA torture chambers in far corners of the globe. I am not so naive tas to believe that we don't pull some shenanigans to get the information we need to protect our troops and innocent civilians, but AI has been given free reign by the media to lay out their claims to the...
  • Police Hold Men in Hudson Raft

    07/12/2005 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies · 1,137+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/12/05 | unstated
    Two men seen taking pictures of the George Washington Bridge from an inflatable raft in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon were taken into custody by the police when they came ashore. The police said last night that no arrests had been made, but Sgt. Brian Mullen of the 34th Precinct said that charges against the men, who were not identified, were pending. One possible charge was unauthorized use of the raft in the wrong place, he said.
  • Former Eglin Airman Charged With Hiding Bin Laden Sympathy

    03/25/2005 8:09:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 785+ views
    AP ^ | March 25, 2005
    A Yemeni immigrant who was discharged from the U.S. Air Force after expressing sympathy for Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11 attacks faces trial next week on accusations of lying to land a job as an airport screener. Sadeq Naji Ahmed, 25, a former airman at Eglin Air Force Base in Pensacola, Fla., faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of making false statements on a questionnaire to get a job with the Transportation Security Administration at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
  • Federal Court Jury Finds Sheik Guilty of Conspiracy and Financing Terrorism

    03/11/2005 5:54:36 PM PST · by 68skylark · 2 replies · 525+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 11, 2005 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    A Yemeni cleric who once said that Osama bin Laden had called him his sheik was convicted of financing terrorism yesterday in a federal court in New York City. The victory for the Justice Department came in one of the government's most visible terrorism-financing prosecutions, a case that had for a time appeared uncertain after the F.B.I.'s star informer set himself on fire outside the White House in November. Advertisement The sheik, Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad, a prominent Yemeni who once held a government post in his country, was convicted by a jury in Federal Court in Brooklyn of conspiracy...
  • Yemen: Death sentence in USS Cole bombing upheld

    02/27/2005 6:23:46 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 302+ views
    The Sana'a appeals court upheld on Saturday morning a death sentence against Abdul-Rahim al-Nashiri in the case of attacking USS Cole destroyer off Aden seaport in October 2000. The court, headed by Judge Saiyd Naji al-Qataa, also canceled the death verdict against Jamal al-Badawi to 15 years in prison. SABA reported. Last September, the Sana'a primary court had sentenced death verdict against al-Nashiri and al- Badawi. The attack on the USS Cole destroyer killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 23 others.
  • CODE WORDS FOR 'TERROR'

    02/03/2005 10:36:21 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 728+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 03 2005 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    February 3, 2005 -- Brooklyn jurors on the terror-financing case of a Yemeni sheik yesterday viewed secret tapes of him huddling with an assistant — allegedly to create code words for weapons and ammunition. Not knowing his German hotel room was wired, Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad allegedly suggested to his assistant that instead of referring to a shortage of ammunition, they could say, "The corn is running low." "A person must be clever," al-Moayad, 56, tells Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, 31, on the tape. "For example, if you wish to buy ammunition . . . 'By God, Sheik Mohammed,...
  • Cleric: Bin Laden my buddy

    02/02/2005 11:40:17 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 371+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 02 2005 | JOHN MARZULLI
    A federal jury in Brooklyn yesterday watched a secretly recorded videotape of a Yemeni cleric boasting about his relationship with Osama Bin Laden. "We talked and chatted like normal people," Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad told a pair of FBI informants meeting him in a wired hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany. Al-Moayad added that he provided Bin Laden with financial support and taught him Islamic law. "He called me 'his sheik,'" he said. As a result of the January 2003 sting operation, Al-Moayad and an associate are charged with conspiring to funnel cash, weapons and other support to Al Qaeda and...
  • Terrorism trial of sheik to begin

    01/27/2005 8:28:35 PM PST · by Alouette · 3 replies · 340+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 27, 2005
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge earlier this week refused to let federal prosecutors present some of the most potentially damaging evidence against a Yemeni sheik charged with funneling millions of dollars to terrorists. Prosecutors will not be able to present documents allegedly linking Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan al-Moayad to suspected al Qaeda militants in Afghanistan and Croatia, Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. ruled. Opening arguments are due to begin this week in the case of Al-Moayad and his Yemeni assistant Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, who are charged in federal court in Brooklyn with supporting al Qaeda and the Palestinian extremist...
  • BIN LADEN MONEY MEN HAULED TO FED COURT

    11/17/2003 1:16:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 671+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/03 | KATI CORNELL SMITH
    <p>November 17, 2003 -- A Yemeni cleric who allegedly boasted of giving Osama bin Laden millions of dollars collected at a Brooklyn mosque could be hauled into federal court as soon as today, after more than 10 months spent fighting extradition from Germany, a law enforcement source said. Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad and his alleged assistant, Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court immediately upon their arrival in the U.S. on charges they gave material support to al Qaeda and Hamas.</p>
  • Iman accused of funding bin Laden

    01/10/2005 5:43:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 513+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 11 January 2005
    THE trial of a Yemeni imam accused of supplying millions of dollars to Osama bin Laden and Hamas began in New York today. Jury selection was expected to take about two weeks, with the prosecution to begin presenting its case on January 25. Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad, 56, was detained with another Yemeni in Germany in January 2003 and extradited to the United States later that year. US Attorney-General John Ashcroft said in announcing charges against Mr Al-Moayad in March 2003: "The FBI undercover operation developed information that Al-Moayad personally handed Osama bin Laden $US20 million ($26.3m) from his terrorist...
  • Tapes reveal terror-tied cleric laughed over deadly bomb blast

    12/07/2004 11:26:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 616+ views
    Newsday ^ | December 07 2004 | ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO
    A Yemeni cleric suspected of supporting Hamas and al- Qaida laughed as he described a terrorist bus bomb that killed five people and injured more than 50 in Tel Aviv in 2002, according to court records disclosed yesterday by Brooklyn federal prosecutors. The suspect, Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Moayad, was caught on tape by federal undercover operatives in a Frankfurt, Germany, hotel room describing his ties to the terrorist groups and his willingness to accept more than $1 million that was to be funneled to Hamas, according to the court filings. "Yes, ha, ha, ha," was how Al-Moayad reacted when the...