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After a Month of Airstrikes, Where Does Yemen Stand?
A Saudi-led coalition ended a campaign of airstrikes on Tuesday only to launch a new operation on Wednesday. What does it mean for the future of Yemen?
April 22, 2015
Al Qaeda Exploiting the Conflict in Yemen, says Pentagon Chief
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was exploiting a power vacuum in Yemen and "making direct gains on the ground."
April 8, 2015
Yemen is Becoming an Extremist's Dream. Was it Predictable?
When local conflicts turn sectarian, they create the kind of conditions that helped groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS thrive in Iraq and Syria. Yemen appears to be on the same path, says former FBI agent Ali Soufan.
April 7, 2015
On the Ground in Yemen: Six Questions with Safa Al Ahmad
Safa Al Ahmad was one of the few reporters on the ground as the crisis in Yemen escalated.
April 7, 2015
In Yemen, Everyday Life Goes from Bad to Worse
Yemen may be a regional conflict now, but the problems that started it were homegrown.
April 7, 2015
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The Fight for Yemen
With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict.
April 7, 2015
Who's Who in the Fight for Yemen
Who is fighting who in Yemen, and what does each side in the increasingly complex battle stand for?
April 6, 2015
With Yemen in Turmoil, Al Qaeda Breaks Hundreds Out of Prison
The assault on a prison in the city of Al Mukalla comes as a new United Nations report finds that Al Qaeda and ISIS have attracted more than 25,000 foreign fighters from over 100 countries.
April 2, 2015
Coming in April on FRONTLINE
A raw, gripping report from inside Yemen kicks off our April slate of documentaries.
March 31, 2015
Yemen Rebels Advance on Aden; President Reportedly Flees
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's exit, if confirmed, deepens a power vacuum in the country, home to one of Al Qaeda's most powerful branches.
March 25, 2015
In Syria, Darkness Takes On New Meaning After Four Years of War
As the Syrian war enters its fifth year, 11 million people have fled their homes, plunging much of the country into darkness. Those who remain face daily bombardments, food shortages and a crumbling medical infrastructure.
March 11, 2015
New Reports Detail Assad's Brutal Tactics in Syria
The dramatic rise of ISIS has shifted attention away from the conflict in Syria, but a new report provides a bitter reminder that attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizens are continuing unabated.
February 27, 2015