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  • Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

    Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
    Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains...
  • Why didn't US know about South African who died in failed Yemen rescue mission?

    JERUSALEM An account by the director of an aid group that negotiated the release of a South African hostage who was killed Saturday during a failed U.S rescue mission in Yemen raises new questions about the planning for the raid. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman,...
  • U.S. says it was in the dark about South African killed in Yemen raid

    When U.S. special forces carried out a raid in Yemen that led to the deaths of two hostages -- one American, the other South African -- they were unaware of negotiations to free the South African, U.S. officials said Monday. South African...
  • American journalist Luke Somers killed by al Qaeda during rescue attempt

    U.S. Navy SEALs stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their captors, officials said....
  • Al-Qaida victim remembered as 'citizen of the world'

    MILWAUKEE The close-knit community of Beloit College in southern Wisconsin awoke Saturday to crushing news that one of its own American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed overnight with a hostage from South Africa during a U.S.-led attempt to rescue...
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • American hostage among 13 killed in failed rescue led by U.S. forces

    A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces battled militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said Sunday. U.S. special forces raided...
  • American hostage dies in rescue attempt in Yemen

    WASHINGTON An American kidnapped more than a year ago in Yemen was killed during a U.S.-led military operation to rescue him, the Pentagon announced Saturday. Luke Somers, 33, a freelance photographer who'd been held by Al-Qaida in the Arabian...
  • Death of American hostage in Yemen a reminder rescue missions often fail

    WASHINGTON The death of American photojournalist Luke Somers in a special forces rescue operation in Yemen on Saturday was a reminder that such high-risk missions are as likely to fail as to succeed. U.S. defense officials were trying to determine what...
  • Exclusive: Yemen central bank sees no early repayment of Saudi $1 billion loan

    Saudi Arabia has not asked Yemen for an early repayment of a $1 billion loan and Houthi fighters occupying Yemen's central bank are not interfering in its operations, Yemeni central bank governor Mohammed Bin Humam told Reuters. Riyadh has suspended...
  • Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits

    Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits
    As an unrepentant sponsor of terrorism that abhors Western values, Iran just successfully circumvented another deadline surrounding its negotiations with the P5+1 world powers in Vienna. With another diplomatic deadline calendared, it is imperative...