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  • World News Tonight/Good Morning America "USS Cole"

    "Each of these stories was reported, shot and edited on site in Aden, Yemen under the ever-watchful eye of Yemeni authorities. There was never a time that a 'minder' from the Yemeni Political Police was not assigned to monitor our every movement and prevent our access to investigators and crime scenes. ... Yet despite these roadblocks we were able to elude our minder and gain exclusive access to both of the safe houses the bombers allegedly used to carry out their suicide attack as well as the dock where authorities believe the terrorists launched their bomb-laden boat."
  • To the West, Decoding Yemen means finding the Man in Charge

    The Wall Street Journal examines the confusing politics of Yemen. Officially, President Ali Abdulla Saleh is the leader of Yemen. However, Sheik Abdulla al-Ahmar yields as much, if not, more power than the president. The United States is interested in Yemen for military reason, particularly after the bombing of the USS Cole in October 2000.
  • Dead Teen Walking

    The U.S. is the only country -- besides Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nigeria and Yemen -- that sentences juveniles to death. TIME examines the case of Shareef Cousin who was sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16. There is also evidence that suggests Cousin is not even guilty of the crime.
  • Greetings, America. My Name is Osama bin Laden. Now that I have your attention...: A Conversation with the Most Dangerous Man in the World

    Esquire reports the process and results of an interview with Osama bin Laden. Two months before the destruction of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by bin Laden's truck bombs, it was happening. It was after midnight on this mountaintop, and Osama bin Laden was not yet a household name in the United States. Still, a grand jury in New York had for a year been hearing evidence about his role as a key organizer and financier of anti-American terrorism. The FBI suspected that bin Laden- or at least bin Laden's money - had been behind everything from the World Trade Center bombing to the downing of American helicopters in Somalia to bombings that targeted American servicemen in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. And by now, bin Laden knew that his targets were beginning to wake up to the threat he posed.