yemen

  • January 20, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the town of Glendive, Montana, began trucking in bottled water after tests confirmed hazardous levels of benzene from a 50,000 gallon oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Also, five Chechens were arrested in France, though there was no immediate indication of a connection to the Paris terrorist attacks. 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 12, 2015  

    One of the brothers involved in the Paris attacks received al-Qaida training in Yemen. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to explain why that country is a hotbed for jihadism, and to examine the competition and cooperation between al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, at least 37 people were killed when a bomb ripped through the main police academy in Yemen’s capital. Also, search teams found the tail section of a crashed AirAsia jetliner in the Java Sea, with hopes that the black box recorders are inside the tail or nearby. Continue reading

  • December 31, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the first two bodies recovered from the crash of AirAsia flight 8501 landed in Surabaya, Indonesia, but efforts to continue searching for more victims were delayed by strong winds and heavy rains. Also, in Afghanistan, 26 people who were celebrating a wedding were killed by a rocket during a fight between the government and Taliban insurgents. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the citizens of Sydney paid tribute to the two victims who were killed in a hostage standoff. Also, two suicide car bombings killed at least 26 people in Yemen. Continue reading

  • December 11, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two months of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong ended after police cleared the main protest site. Also, a powerful storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain on the West Coast, knocking out power, disrupting flights and raising fears of landslides. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2014  

    The White House said American officials had not known about efforts to win the freedom of South African school teacher Pierre Korkie before a failed U.S. commando raid to rescue Korkie and the American photographer Luke Somers from al-Qaida captors in Yemen. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2014  

    In the wake of the failed mission to rescue American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, Brian Jenkins of the RAND Corporation joins Judy Woodruff to explore the risks of such raids, as well as what other alternative options the U.S. has to consider. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2014  

    U.S. special forces tried to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers from al-Qaida militants on Saturday, but the kidnappers shot Somers and another hostage, South African teacher Pierre Korkie, before the soldiers could get to them. Both hostages died. Adam Entous of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss the failed mission. Continue reading