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April 14, 2015 6:57 PM Why Pakistan Said No to King Salman

Pakistan's decision to stay out of the military conflict brewing in Yemen complicates Saudi-Pakistani diplomatic relations. Saudi Arabia's request for tangible Pakistani help for Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen has led to an unprecedented rejection by Islamabad. In response to a direct face-to-face request from King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud for ground 31

April 14, 2015 6:08 PM Yemen’s al-Qaida branch says top cleric killed; he was released from Guantánamo in ’06

Yemen’s al-Qaida branch announced Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was killed, along with other, unnamed members of the group, by a drone late Sunday. The statement did not specify 9

April 14, 2015 5:47 PM Drone Attack Kills Top Cleric, al-Qaeda Branch Says

(CAIRO) — Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaeda said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was killed, along with other, unnamed members of the group, by a drone late Sunday. The statement 24

April 14, 2015 5:11 PM Yemen's al-Qaeda branch says top cleric has been killed

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaeda branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaeda said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was killed, along with other, unnamed members of the group, by a drone late Sunday. The statement 23

April 14, 2015 5:06 PM Obama: An additional $200 million for Iraq

WASHINGTON — The United States will provide an additional $200 million to Iraq in humanitarian aid as it battles the Islamic State, President Obama said Tuesday, though his pledge did not appear to include new direct military assistance. Women and children are being displaced in the battle between Iraqi and Islamic State forces, and the United States 23

April 14, 2015 5:03 PM Al-Qaida's Yemen branch says its top cleric, wanted by the US, has been killed

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was killed, along with other, unnamed members of the group, by a drone late Sunday. The statement 12

April 14, 2015 3:50 PM Yemen's Al Qaeda branch announces death of top cleric

CAIRO – Yemen's Al Qaeda branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement posted on Twitter that Ibrahim al-Rubaish was killed, along with other, unnamed members of the group, by a drone late Sunday. The statement 26

April 14, 2015 3:35 PM Al Qaeda In Yemen Says Senior Leader Ibrahim Al-Rubaish Killed In U.S. Airstrike

A Houthi Shiite fighter stands guard as people search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, March 26, 2015. A picture taken on March 28, 2015 in the capital Sanaa shows smoke billowing from the Faj Attan Hill following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led Arab coalition against the Houthi rebels 7

April 14, 2015 3:28 PM U.N. Security Council slaps arms embargo on Yemen's Houthis

(CNN)The U.N. Security Council voted Tuesday in favor of an arms embargo on Houthis -- the minority group that has taken over large swaths of Yemen, including its capital, Sanaa -- and supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The resolution "raises the cost" for the Houthis, according to Mark Lyall Grant, Britain's ambassador to the United 10

April 14, 2015 2:42 PM AP Interview: Afghan warlord says government disunity fueling Islamic State group presence

In this Sunday, April 12, 2015 photo, Ismail Khan, long dominant figure in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Herat city, west of capital Kabul. Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation 39