Archive | Yemen RSS feed for this archive

Afghanistan Female Delegation Negotiates Face-to-Face with Taliban in Historic Oslo Meeting



Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, and Fawzia Koofi, Parliamentarian, greet one another at a breakfast at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State)

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 03:04 a.m. EST, 13 June 2015 OSLO, Norway – Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the first all-female delegation of Afghan women led by Parliamentarians Shukria Barakzai and Fawzia Koofi, met with Taliban representatives in Oslo, Norway to discuss women’s rights, with a particular focus on […]

Continue reading...

ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen



Local Fighters Team with Al Qeada, Abyan Province, Yemen, Photo by Joe Sheffer

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:20 p.m. DST, 01 February 2015 YEMEN – ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups. The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda […]

Continue reading...

The Efficacy of Drone Assassinations


1 Comment

Drone Aircraft, Photo Courtesy of Abayomi Azikiwe

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 04:35 a.m. DST, 24 May 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House announced this week that it will release classified documents about the planning and justification behind drone attacks that killed four American expatriates in 2011. Growing pressure from a bipartisan array of Senators and legal action by the […]

Continue reading...

The Arab Spring Withers | Al-Qaeda Opportunism



Yemeni Protesters Teargas, Photo by Sadek Maktary

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 12:44 PM EDT, 13 September 2012 SANAA, Yemen – The coordinated murders of Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three other diplomats on the anniversary of 9/11 is troubling. It also alludes to an intelligent design behind the attack by well-armed, militarized marauders whom some suspect may be loosely […]

Continue reading...

National Geographic Live! : Too Young to Wed



Child Brides, Photo by Stephanie Sinclair

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:33 AM EDT, 10 July 2012 Many of the post that we feature deal with human rights abuses and in particular women’s rights abuses, as in the case of yesterday’s report of the Afghan woman who was executed. There is no justification for what happened to Najiba; however, to every […]

Continue reading...

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,696 other followers