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Timeline: Saleh's 33-year rule in Yemen

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Cosmic Log: Holiday calendar: Beauty of the Inland Sea

Khor al-Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, rates as one of the Arabian Peninsula's natural treasures, and it's easy to understand why when you take a look at GeoEye's satellite picture of the scene.The blue-green water and white sediments combine to create a blossoming flower  … Full story

Arabian artifacts may rewrite 'Out of Africa' theory

Newfound stone artifacts suggest humankind left Africa traveling through the Arabian Peninsula instead of hugging its coasts, as long thought, researchers say. Full story

U.S. monitors effect of Awlaki death on Qaeda branch

The United States is closely monitoring how the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, will affect the Yemen-based group and its potential for retaliation, top U.S. security officials said on Thursday. Full story

Report: US building secret Africa drone bases

The United States is assembling a series of secret drone bases for an aggressive campaign against al-Qaida-linked groups in Somalia and Yemen, the Washingon Post reports. Full story

41 dead after blasts, battles rock Yemen

Government forces and tribal fighters exchanged gun and artillery fire in Yemen's capital early Wednesday, sending the crackle of gunfire and resounding booms over the city. Full story

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