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2006-02-09 11:31:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to recapture al Qaeda prison escapees if they try to flee by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. Among the 23 prisoners who escaped through a tunnel hollowed under their Sanaa prison last week was Jamal Badawi, the mastermind of the bomb attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, the Pentagon said in a statement from Manama, Bahrain. The Navy ships are part of Combined...

2006-02-09 07:48:44

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - An audacious al Qaeda jail break in Yemen bears the hallmarks of an "inside job" and raises questions about the effectiveness of a key Arab partner in the war on terrorism, U.S. and European security officials say. The 23 inmates who escaped through a 140-meter (460-feet) tunnel hollowed under their prison to a nearby mosque included not just leaders of deadly attacks on a U.S. warship and a French oil tanker, but also, it...

2006-02-09 08:46:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy ships are helping patrol the international waters off Yemen to try to recapture al Qaeda prison escapees if they try to flee by sea, the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday. Among the 23 prisoners who escaped through a tunnel last week was Jaber Elbaneh, the mastermind of the bomb attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, the Pentagon said in a statement from Manama, Bahrain. The Navy ships are part of Combined Task Force 150, which routinely...

2006-02-09 08:44:55

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - An audacious al Qaeda jail break in Yemen bears the hallmarks of an "inside job" and raises questions about the effectiveness of a key Arab partner in the war on terrorism, U.S. and European security officials say. The 23 inmates who escaped through a 140-meter (460-feet) tunnel hollowed under their prison to a nearby mosque included not just leaders of deadly attacks on a U.S. warship and a French oil tanker, but also, it...

2006-02-08 17:42:33

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen with a $5 million bounty on his head for alleged links to an al Qaeda cell in New York state was among 23 prisoners who escaped from a Yemeni prison last week, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. "Jaber Elbaneh was a member of the cell and was among those who escaped from prison in Yemen," the official told Reuters. In May 2003, U.S. prosecutors charged Elbaneh with conspiring with six other...

2006-02-07 11:57:58

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has launched an intensive search in the capital and other parts of the country to try to recapture a group of at least 13 convicted al Qaeda members who fled from prison last week, an official said on Tuesday. Dozens of the fugitives' relatives and friends have been detained for questioning, said the official, who did not wish to be identified. "The combing operation is taking place in areas seen as strongholds of extremist groups," the official said. "There...

2006-02-06 12:16:30

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The escape of 13 al Qaeda inmates, including two convicted for deadly attacks on a U.S. warship and a French supertanker, was a serious blow to Yemen's fight against the Osama bin Laden network, diplomats said on Monday. Yemeni security forces scoured mountainous provinces for the fugitives, who included the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the U.S. warship Cole and the leader of a group that bombed the French oil tanker Limburg two years later....

2006-02-06 09:24:25

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces hunted on Monday at least 13 al Qaeda convicts who tunneled out of jail and diplomats said the dramatic escape was a major setback for the government's fight against Osama bin Laden's network. Security agents scoured several mountainous provinces for the fugitives, who include the mastermind of the 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship and the leader of an al Qaeda group that struck a French oil tanker two years later. U.S. ally Yemen, bin...

2006-02-05 13:06:29

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Interpol issued a global security alert on Sunday over the escape of at least 13 convicted al Qaeda militants who tunnelled their way out of a jail in Yemen, calling them a "clear and present danger to all countries." The world police body circulated a warning to its 184 member states over the missing prisoners, including the leaders of attacks on U.S. and French ships in 2000 and 2002, and urged them to take extra precautions at their borders....

2006-02-04 07:40:37

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni state security court on Saturday began the trial of 14 Yemeni men accused of attempting to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners. "The 14 accused ... had plotted sometime between 2004 and 2005 to form an armed gang to kidnap American citizens in Yemen as well as planning to (attack) military and security forces," the public prosecutor told court. He said authorities found explosive materials and explosive belts with the group. The men...


Latest Yemen Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

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2007-12-21 13:32:44

The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...

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2007-02-19 03:25:41

The Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, is a species of chameleon found in the mountainous regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also called the Yemen Chameleon. These are expert tree climbers and tree dwellers. They have feet specially designed to grasp limbs and branches. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a dark olive drab. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow,...

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2005-06-15 13:34:08

The Veiled Chameleon is a large species of chameleon found in the mountain regions of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is also sometimes referred to as the Yemeni Chameleon. The male veiled chameleon has a green base color and, depending on its mood, this green will range from a bright lime green to a drab, dark olive color. The green base color is marked with stripes and spots of yellow, brown, and blue. Non breeding females as well as juvenile chameleons are generally a uniform green color...

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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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