al qaida in the arabian peninsula

  • January 22, 2015  

    Yemen’s government collapsed Thursday as the U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and cabinet stepped down, allowing Shiite rebels to effectively take over the capital. Gwen Ifill talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia” about the roots of the “slow-motion” collapse and what it means for Western counterterrorism efforts. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2015  

    In Yemen, Shia rebels known as Houthis battled with government forces at the presidential palace, and have also vowed to wipe out al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Abdulwahab Alkebsi of the Center for International Private Enterprise tells Judy Woodruff that while the Houthis seem to be allies in the fight against al-Qaida, their fight may also benefit the terrorist group. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2010  

    More than nine years since a suicide attack off the coast of Yemen killed 17 Americans on the U.S.S. Cole, the failed plot to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit has put the focus back on the Arab world’s poorest nation. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading