News Brief 1/2/2010, Tevet 16, 5770
Americans Helping Yemen to Fight Al-Qaeda
American officials announced on Friday that in order to prevent Yemen from becoming an al-Qaeda stronghold, the United States will more than double its security assistance to the Arab nation. The announcement highlights mounting concern over Yemen after a failed attempt to bomb an American airliner last week. Although the suspect in custody is a Nigerian man, he reportedly told authorities that he received training and equipment in Yemen.