Category: Middle East

Yemen security chief gives tribes’ Qaeda warning

SANAA(AFP) — Yemen’s chief of central security warned the country’s tribes on Sunday that if they harbour suspected members of Al-Qaeda they could face dire consequences. General Yahya Saleh, nephew of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said “we broadly tell citizens…

Iran: Anti-govt protesters facing trial in Tehran

Tehran, 15 Jan. (AKI) – Iran is preparing to try 16 people who were arrested during anti-government protests that turned violent last month, an Iranian news agency said on Friday. The semi-official Fars News Agency did not identify the detainees who are facing trial, but said one was accused of “moharebeh” – an Islamic term meaning waging war against God – that carried the death sentence.