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1 hr ago | Post-gazette.com

U.S. in Yemen: It's hard to fathom a compelling national interest

President Barack Obama last week cited the targeting of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen as a successful effort to fight terrorists who threaten the United States. His claim of success is misleading, though, given that the situation in that country of 25 million between the different elements fighting each other is a picture of disorder and violence that approaches the chaotic state prevailing in Libya.

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14 hrs ago | AlertNet

Over 130,000 people displaced in Somalia so far this year as IDPs ...

Forced displacement within Somalia and across its borders shows no signs of easing, as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihoods have forced over 130,000 people from their homes since the start of the year. The vast majority - some 107,000 - are internally displaced in Somalia; a total of 23,000 newly arrived Somali refugees have registered in Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia during the first eight months of the year.

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19 hrs ago | AlertNet

Yemen clashes between Shi'ite rebels and tribesmen kill 22 - sources

Twenty-two people were killed in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen on Monday and Tuesday, tribal and local sources told Reuters. The fighting in al-Jawf province, northeast of the capital Sanaa, is further destabilising a country struggling to overcome a range of threats including a secessionist movement in its south and the spread of an al Qaeda insurgency.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The York Daily Record

25 killed in clashes in northern Yemen

Yemeni security and tribal officials say at least 25 people were killed in clashes between Sunni tribesmen affiliated to the country's Muslim Brotherhood group and Shiite rebels in a northern city. The officials said Monday that the killings took place over the past 24 hours in fighting between the Shiite rebels, known as Hawthis, and their rivals in the city of Jawf.

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The Washington Post

Obama vs. the generals

Rarely has a U.S. general given his commander in chief better military advice, only to see it repeatedly rejected. In 2010, Gen.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chronicle Live

Statue to commemorate the Durham Light Infantry unveiled in Durham

Veterans gathered to watch the dedication of a new memorial to the Durham Light Infantry in the Market Place, Durham City A statue to commemorate the men who served with the Durham Light Infantry brought memories back for the veterans who gathered to see its unveiling. The A 75,000 bronze sculpture at the Market Place in Durham City depicts a soldier from the Korean War with a bugle underarm, to mark the moment of a ceasefire in 1953.

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The Miami Herald

Rights group urges Yemen to probe use of force

An international rights group has urged Yemeni authorities to investigate what it called "unnecessary use of lethal force" against demonstrators led by Shiite rebels in the capital who are demanding the reinstatement of fuel subsidies and the dismissal of the government. Human Rights Watch says in a Sunday statement that Yemen's President must hold military personnel and police accountable for loss of life when they opened fire on demonstrators near the prime minister's office in Sanaa last week.

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Erie Times News

In Brief: Egypt journalists hunger strike over protest law

A number of Egyptian journalists Saturday joined dozens of political activists in a hunger strike against a restrictive protest law imposed in 2013, the head of the country's journalists union said. The ongoing hunger strike has been gaining momentum as scores of political detainees, activists and rights advocates join in, all protesting the contested law and demanding the release of those imprisoned under it.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict, AP reported. The clashes broke out in a northwestern district of the capital Sanaa near a state TV building, when troops stopped a rebel truck loaded with weapons, military officials said, adding that there were no casualties.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Yemen army clashes with Shiite...

Hawthi Shiite protesters perform Friday prayers during a funeral procession of fellow protesters who were killed in recent clashes with Yemeni police in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Al Jazeera

Yemen troops clash with Houthi rebels

Government forces have clashed with Houthi rebels in the capital and launched air strikes targeting the movement's fighters east of Sanaa, a deal to end a weeks-long standoff into jeopardy. Clashes broke out near a state TV building in the north of Sanaa, when troops stopped a rebel truck loaded with weapons, military officials told the Associated Press news agency.

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Al Jazeera

Yemen troops clash with Houthi rebels

Government forces have clashed with Houthi rebels in the capital and launched air strikes targeting the movement's fighters east of Sanaa, a deal to end a weeks-long standoff into jeopardy. Clashes broke out near a state TV building in the north of Sanaa, when troops stopped a rebel truck loaded with weapons, military officials told the Associated Press news agency.

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The Republic

Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict. The clashes broke out in a northwestern district of the capital Sanaa near a state TV building, when troops stopped a rebel truck loaded with weapons, military officials said.

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ABC News

Yemen Troops Clash With Shiite Rebels in Capital

Hawthi Shiite protesters perform Friday prayers during a funeral procession of fellow protesters who were killed in recent clashes with Yemeni police in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Yemen army clashes with Shiite...

Hawthi Shiite protesters perform Friday prayers during a funeral procession of fellow protesters who were killed in recent clashes with Yemeni police in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Daily Kos

The New York Review of Books Eviscerates Hillary's book 'Hard Choices'

The book landed with a thud. It's a stiff-jointed, careful performance, assembled by a "book team" of former and present aides from briefing papers, old speeches, town hall transcripts, and interviews.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

LA Daily News

Targeted strikes have worked in Somalia. But are they a lesson for Syria?

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday night announced an expanded campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, declaring the US “won't hesitate” to extend airstrikes against the group inside Syrian borders. “This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven,” Obama said.

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Fire Dog Lake

American Held in Incommunicado Detention in Yemen Calls Family, Says He's Being Beaten & Gassed

An American citizen in Yemeni custody who his lawyers say has been disappeared for over 180 days has surfaced. One of his lawyers reports he was apparently allowed to make two calls to his wife and mother last night and a guard said he is being held in the Central Security Forces base in central Sanaa.

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Foreign Affairs

The Trouble With Targeted Killings

A riot police officer stands guard as activists in Sanaa protest U.S. drone strikes in Yemen, April 29, 2013. This past month, the African Union commander in Somalia called the targeted killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of al Shabab, a "proud and happy moment for all Africa."

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The Daily Star

Yemen rebels, officials in talks on crisis deal

Houthi protesters gather at the funeral procession of fellow protesters killed in recent clashes with Yemeni police in Sanaa September 12, 2014. SANAA: Shiite rebels and Yemeni officials met Friday to fine-tune a deal to end a standoff sparked by calls for the government to quit, a source close to the talks said.

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