During the decades of Saleh's government, the military situation in Yemen was split in four ways between government forces, Al Houthi militias, southern separatists and a growing Al Qaida
The verdict came after about six hours of deliberation over two days in the case against Kuwaiti imam Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the highest-ranking al Qaida
figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks.
The high alert in Yemen came after authorities revealed an al Qaida
plot to target foreign embassies and international shipping lanes in the Red Sea.
The US sees the Yemen-based al Qaida
in the Arabian Peninsula, or Aqap, as the most dangerous offshoot of the terror network.
gave no details about the selection process but said that it was the best tribute to the memory of its "martyrs".
The United States and Britain are teaming up to help Yemen, which is facing an armed rebellion in the north and increasing separation sentiments in the south in addition to this open war with Al Qaida
Eighteen people, including four al Qaida
operatives and women and children, died, but al-Masri was not there.
US and Iraqi forces were raiding a suspected al Qaida
hideout north of Baghdad when they came across the five video tapes.
It fits into the general pattern of al Qaida
attacks after 9/11,''he said.
Matters came to a crunch on May 21, when it was reported that the US had broken off the talks it was holding in Geneva with Iran because the country was harbouring the Al Qaida
leaders who planned the attacks on the Western housing compounds in Saudi Arabia.
ABOUT 50 al Qaida
fighters hiding in eastern Afghanistan's White Mountains have been captured during heavy combat but there is still no sign of Osama bin Laden, US military officials said today.
He was not yet a member of al Qaida
, but our intelligence community reports that he had longstanding relations with senior al Qaida
leaders, that he had met with Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy, Zawahiri.
A fortnight after the assault that killed 52 mostly local and foreign medics and patients, Qassim Al Raymi, the commander of Al Qaida
in the Arabian Peninsula, known as AQAP, said in a video posted late Saturday on Al Qaida
affiliated Al Malahim website that the attackers did not mean to target civilians in the complex.
Based on the documents, American counterterrorism experts learnt Al Qaida
was facing trouble to replace most of its skilled and experienced commanders who were killed in US operations.
A missile from a US Predator drone struck a suspected terrorist safe house in Pakistan and killed a top al Qaida
commander believed responsible for a bomb attack during a visit last year by Vice President Dick Cheney to Afghanistan, a US official said yesterday.