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Al-Qaeda Plots Attacks in Yemen

August 8, 2013

The U.S. State Department urged all American citizens to leave Yemen on Tuesday, citing increased terrorist activity and civil unrest. All non-emergency U.S. government personnel working in the country were also evacuated. The State Department announced Sunday twenty embassies and consulates through the Middle East and North Africa would remain closed into a second week. […]

Sinai Peninsula Plagued by Militant Attacks

July 30, 2013

Egyptian security forces killed 10 terrorists and arrested 20 others in Sinai last week as the peninsula experiences an increase in jihadist activity following the military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. While there are no definitive statistics on recent attacks, local media outlets reported up to ten separate militant attacks in one night alone. Despite […]

New Palestinian-Israeli Talks to Begin Next Week

July 25, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry announced earlier this month that the U.S. would help mediate new Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, after a three year hiatus. Renewed talks will try to reach an agreement on “final-status” issues between the Palestinians and Israel, said Kerry last week. Leaders from both sides are expected to convene in Washington, D.C., […]