SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The killing of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American militant propagandist in a U.S. airstrike Friday wipes out the decisive factor that made al-Qaida's branch in Yemen the most dangerous threat to the United States: its reach into the West.
A massive demonstration against Yemen's government turned into a killing field Friday as snipers methodically fired down on protesters from rooftops and police made a wall of fire with tires and gasoline, blocking a key escape route.
A commercial passenger jet carrying cargo from Yemen was escorted from the Canadian border to New York City by two military fighter jets amid global scrutiny of packages sent from the Middle Eastern country.
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