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Yemen's al-Qaida blames Obama for hostage deaths

Dec 11, 2014

Yemen's al-Qaida blames Obama for hostage deaths

Nasr bin Ali al-Ansi's video message, posted on one of the group's Twitter accounts, is its first comment since Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie were killed when US special forces attacked an al-Qaida safe house attempting to rescue the pair. #Terrorism #US #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #Yemen #South Africa #ransom #Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #militants #Jihadists #Ransom payments to al-Qaeda #Luke Somers #US forces rescue ops #Pierre Korkie
Arab Spring: Four years later, hope and democracy fail to find a footing

Dec 08, 2014

Arab Spring: Four years later, hope and democracy fail to find a footing

Here's a look at how the countries of the Arab Spring have fared four years after pro-democracy uprisings swept the region: #Syria #Egypt #Libya #NewsTracker #Yemen #Bahrain #Democracy #Morocco #Arab Spring #Iraq #Tunisia #revolution #Gulf States
US 'did not know' about imminent Yemen hostage release

Dec 08, 2014

US 'did not know' about imminent Yemen hostage release

South African relief organisation Gift of the Givers said they had negotiated for Korkie to be freed and had notified his widow Yolande that he would be home soon. #Terrorism #US #Al-Qaeda #Middle East #NewsTracker #Yemen #South Africa #ransom #Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #militants #Jihadists #Ransom payments to al-Qaeda #Luke Somers #US forces rescue ops #Pierre Korkie
Strongly condemn the barbaric murder of Luke Somers: Barack Obama

Dec 07, 2014

Strongly condemn the barbaric murder of Luke Somers: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Saturday he authorised the attempt to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen because the US had information that the American photojournalist's life was in imminent danger. #World #United States #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Joe Biden #AQAP #Luke Somers