Car bomb kills 25 soldiers in Yemen after new president sworn in

There are a lot of hands raised against the new government headed by Ali Abdullah Saleh's long time Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A car bomb exploded outside a presidential compound in south Yemen, killing 25, underscoring the challenges facing Hadi as he tries to bring his fractured country together. Washington Post: No group asserted responsibility for Saturday's attack, which took place in the city of Mukalla in Hadramout province. But Yemeni security officials said it bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda's affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which U.S. officials consider one of the biggest threats to the United States. The Associated Press quoted a witness as saying that a pickup truck approached the gate of the presidential compound and exploded as soldiers were coming out, suggesting that it was a suicide attack. The explosion was followed by heavy gunfire from the surviving soldiers. Southern Yemen has long been a cauldron of animosity toward Yemen's weak...(Read Full Post)