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Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns
Al Qaeda seizes Yemen airport, military base; U.N. envoy resigns

Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen, capitalizing on the chaos gripping the country, was reported to have taken control of an airport, oil terminal and other facilities near a key southern city on Thursday. That news came as the United Nations' special envoy to Yemen resigned under pressure, after four years of diplomacy failed to avert a war that has killed hundreds and caused an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Arab world’s poorest nation. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, regarded by many as the most lethal branch of the organization, claimed control of the Riyan airport and a nearby military base outside the city of Mukalla, the Associated Press reported. The militants...

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