Every day headlines highlight Yemen's growing Al Qaeda threat, but some of the biggest threats to the country are largely absent from Western media.
June 7, 2012
When Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and his director Safa al-Ahmed met up with their Al Qaeda contact Fouad in the southern Yemeni town of Ja'ar, they had their cameras ready. What they didn't expect was that Fouad -- a fighter and political officer with Al Qaeda's local franchise Ansar al Sharia -- would as well.
May 31, 2012
The escalating campaign of U.S. air strikes targeting suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen has brought ”a marked radicalization of the local population” and is “driving tribesmen to join a network linked to terrorist plots against the United States,” according to a new study.
May 30, 2012
FRONTLINE's interactive map illustrates two critical elements of the war in Yemen: drone and other air strikes believed to have been carried out by the U.S., and the major terror plots since 2000 directed at foreign targets for which Al Qaeda is suspected of involvement.
May 29, 2012
How did Yemen become Al Qaeda's new stronghold? And how are American efforts to combat the threat against the U.S. homeland playing out on the ground there? FRONTLINE turned to several experts -- diplomats, journalists working on the ground, academics, activists and others -- to understand.
May 29, 2012
“As a woman you have specific concerns with Al Qaeda...”
May 29, 2012
Led by the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, a block of 20 countries and intergovernmental organizations dubbed the "Friends of Yemen" met in Riyadh today to pledge $4 billion in assistance to the Arab world's poorest country.
May 23, 2012
In what was the most deadly terrorist attack in Yemen in years, a suicide bomber disguised as a Yemeni soldier detonated explosives during a military parade rehearsal near the Presidential palace in Sana today, killing more than 90 people and wounding 300 others.
May 21, 2012
Yemen's government intensified a campaign of air and ground strikes in the south of the country this week in an effort to recapture towns from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and affiliated insurgents.
May 16, 2012
In 1999′s Snitch, FRONTLINE producer Ofra Bikel told the story of Clarence Aaron, a 23-year-old student who was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences after being convicted of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine — despite the fact that he did not buy, sell or supply the drugs, nor did he have a previous criminal record.
May 14, 2012
JPMorgan's risky trade highlights the ongoing debate over financial regulations currently being written
May 11, 2012
In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed what became known as the Dodd-Frank bill, the financial reform package aimed at overhauling the financial regulatory system and ending the risky practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
May 10, 2012