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MEDIA ALERT: Yemen suicide bombing kills at least 90, injures hundreds

May 21st, 2012, Media Alerts

Yemen suicide bombing kills at least 90, injures hundreds

More than 90 soldiers are dead and hundreds are injured after a suicide bombing attack in Yemen’s capital Monday.

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MEDIA ALERT: al-Qaeda cleric al-Awlaki killed in Yemen

September 30th, 2011, Media Alerts

YEMEN – Yemen Defense Ministry announced that Anwar al-Awlaki was killed with four others in Yemen today.

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Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

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Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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In the Arab world, it’s 1848 – not 1989

February 22nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Anne Applebaum

“Each revolution must be assessed in its own context, each had a distinctive impact. The revolutions spread from one point to another. They interacted to a limited extent. . . . The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each had its own heroes, its own crises. Each therefore demands its own narrative.”

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In the Arab world, it's 1848 – not 1989

February 22nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Anne Applebaum

“Each revolution must be assessed in its own context, each had a distinctive impact. The revolutions spread from one point to another. They interacted to a limited extent. . . . The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each had its own heroes, its own crises. Each therefore demands its own narrative.”

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Dealing with AQAP

November 11th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

While no group has yet claimed responsibility for last week’s Yemen mailbomb plot, the involvement of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) seems almost certain: the origination in Yemen, the use of PETN, the similarities with the Christmas Day attack and the source of the intelligence are the strongest possible indicators of a connection. But who exactly are AQAP?

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