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  • Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'
    Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and...
  • A rehab model for Gitmo detainees

      This week, the Senate takes up a White House-backed defense authorization bill that would reduce the restrictions on repatriating Yemeni nationals held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. These changes are long overdue. Many of these detainees...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday

     PASSINGS: Bernard L. Shaw, George Rodrigue, Paul Torday
    Bernard L. Shaw Bodyguard married Patricia Hearst Bernard L. Shaw, 68, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst's bodyguard and later married her, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death after a long illness was announced by the...
  • U.S. drone strike on Yemen wedding party kills 17

    U.S. drone strike on Yemen wedding party kills 17
    SANA, Yemen -- Anger over the American drone campaign against militants in Yemen swelled Friday with word that most of those killed in a strike a day earlier were civilians in a wedding party. The death toll reached 17 overnight, hospital officials in...
  • Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt

    Nobel winner Tawakul Karman of Yemen denied entry to Egypt
    Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakul Karman, was turned away at Cairo's airport Sunday when she arrived with the intention of joining protests against the military coup that toppled President Mohamed Morsi. According to various news accounts,...
  • U.S. diplomatic posts to reopen except in Yemen and Pakistan

    Most of the U.S. embassies and consulates closed this week because of a worldwide terrorism alert will reopen Sunday, though tension remains high and fear of an attack persists, the U.S. State Department said Friday. Diplomatic posts in Sana, the Yemeni...
  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen

    WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...
  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days amid terror threat

    WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
  • U.S. spying on Al Qaeda leader led to foreign post closures

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration ordered the temporary closure of two dozen diplomatic posts last week after U.S. intelligence agencies secretly intercepted communications in which Ayman Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan, ordered the...
  • Britain joins U.S. in evacuating Yemen embassies amid Al Qaeda alert

    Britain joins U.S. in evacuating Yemen embassies amid Al Qaeda alert
    LONDON — The British Foreign Office announced Tuesday that all embassy staff in Yemen had been temporarily evacuated because of "increased security concerns." The foreign office also advised against all travel to Yemen, where "the situation...
  • U.S. Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat

    The U.S. Consulate in Milan was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat, according to news reports. Other offices in the building were also evacuated and a nearby subway stop shut down while police investigated....