The Sentence That Enabled Our Endless War Turns 17 Today
A single sentence, written as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, has been the legal foundation for 17 years of war.
This Man Is The Leader In ISIS's Recruiting War Against Al-Qaeda In Yemen
BuzzFeed News has identified the leader of ISIS in Yemen, which is proving itself bloodier and more violent than AQAP.
Congressman Slams Changes To Hostage Policy As "Window Dressing"
The White House is expected to announce Wednesday that it will no longer threaten hostage families with prosecution for paying ransom.
How CIA Director John Brennan Became America's Spy And Obama's Conscience
How did the candidate of hope and change turn into the president of secret kill lists, drone strikes hitting civilians, and immunity for torturers? The answer may lie in his relationship with the CIA director, a career bureaucrat turned quiet architect of a morally murky national security policy who isn't going to let a little thing like getting caught spying on the Senate bring him down.
Ground Forces Seen Joining Bloody War In Yemen
"Ground forces will enter the war," an Egyptian military official tells BuzzFeed News.
Al-Qaeda Commander Freed In Yemen Prison Break
Another 300 prisoners were also released when masked gunmen stormed the facility. The incident underscores the degree to which the country's security forces have collapsed amid months of political chaos and the recent barrage of a Saudi-led bombing campaign.
Saudi Bombs Begin Falling In Yemen With No Clear Endgame
Saudi Arabia has a coalition in place but nobody is quite sure how the military offensive will restore Yemen's internationally recognized president to power.
Is Yemen About To Turn Into A Regional Battleground?
Struggles between two former presidents, three militant groups, and the entire rest of the region are sending Yemen back down the path to civil war.
Yemen May Be Past The Point Of Peaceful Return
A bloody past two days of fighting — involving two former presidents and a rebel force — may kill off any lingering hopes of unity.
Meet The Group That Now Rules Yemen
Who are the Huthis, where did they come from, and where are they going? BuzzFeed News’ Gregory Johnsen reports.
The End Of Yemen?
Yemen's constant state of political crisis reached a new zenith on Thursday with the president's resignation. But the worst may be yet to come.
Why Yemen Constantly Appears To Be In The Middle Of A Coup
Unresolved answers to just who is going to lead Yemen moving forward make it seem as though the country is constantly in danger of collapsing.
5 Questions About Al-Qaeda's Claim Of Responsibility For The Paris Attack
Are there more attacks to come?
No Contact With Paris About Charlie Hebdo Attack: Yemeni Official
One of the gunmen reportedly trained at an al-Qaeda camp in Yemen.
How I Escaped A Kidnapping Attempt In Yemen
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
Yemen’s Bloody Weekend Leaves Hundreds Dead And Rebels On The Rise
The Houthi rebel movement is a growing power in troubled Yemen. Its rise is part of a feud that stretches back a decade, and the bloodshed is unlikely to end here.
The U.S. Adds Another Enemy In A War Without End
After vowing to repeal post-9/11 war authority, Obama has now vastly expanded it by invoking it in the war against ISIS.
Obama Will Fight ISIS With George W. Bush’s Legal Theories
John Yoo: "Obama has adopted the same view of war powers as the Bush administration."
Obama Has 6 Weeks To Make His Assault On ISIS Legal
The longer airstrikes continue, the shakier the president's legal footing becomes.
Nothing Says "Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party" Like $800,000 And Some Guns
On Dec. 12, 2013, a drone struck and killed 12 members of a wedding party in Yemen. If the U.S., which claims the strike was clean and justified, didn't pony up the $800,000 in cash and guns as reparations, then who did?