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James Traub, columnist for ForeignPolicy.com and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine
What do Yemeni violence, Bahrain's monarchy and genetically modified foods have in common?
Juan Zarate, senior national security analyst for CBS News
Homeland Security Today's David Silverberg discussed how the Yemen explosives discovery will impact a cargo screening mandate.
Sources in Yemen say the U.S. couple that was kidnapped and then released were let go thanks to tribal mediation and pressure by Yemeni security forces. The Americans, who are in their thirties were kidnapped while they were on their way from Sana'a to Manakhah and were staying at Burj al-Salam Hotel in Sana'a. They live and work in Dubai, and were visiting Yemen for the weekend. According to the Yemen Observer, their trip was organized by Easy Travel Co. The kidnappers, had been demanding that the Yemeni government release a family member from prison in Sana'a.
A Yemeni government official says they will not extradite radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to the U.S. if he is captured. According to Kuwati's Kuwait Al-Dar Online newspaper, Foreign Minister Abu-Bakr al-Qirbi says Awlaki is wanted for interrogation by the Yemeni government because of his connection to Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan and the Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Yemen refuses to extradite its citizen to other countries.
The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is open again, two days after it closed because of a terrorist threat considered imminent. The embassy says Yemen has now "addressed a specific area of concern" related to the threat.