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Yemen: Gunman Kills Man Suspected of Being Gay

Jan 7
A Yemeni security official says a gunman in the southern province of Lahj killed a man suspected of being of gay, the latest in a series of attacks on homosexuals in the conservative Muslim country.

Man Killed For Being Gay in Yemen: Al-Qaeda Suspected

By EDGE | Aug 30
A security official in Yemen told sources at AFP that a Yemeni man was shot and killed Thursday by Al-Qaeda gunmen. The official said that the man was targeted because the assassins believed that he was gay.

US Military Evacuates Embassy Personnel From Yemen

By Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 6
The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Aug 5
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

Another Gay Assault in Yemen

By EDGE | Jul 20
Just days after an allegedly gay man was killed by members of the Ansar al-Sharia group, a local branch of Al Qaida, another man accused of being homosexual has been attacked.

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