April Today in Terrorism

April 26, 2010: Attempted assassination of UK Ambassador to Yemen

On April 26, 2010 an AQ terrorist dressed as a schoolboy carried out a suicide attack near the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen, killing only himself.

February Today in Terrorism

February 22, 1972: Terrorists hijack flight and demand ransom in Yemen

On February 22, 1972 the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked a Lufthansa flight and demanded a $5 million ransom.

January Today in Terrorism

January 18, 2020: Houthi terrorists shell mosque in Yemen

On January 18, 2020 Houthi terrorists launched an attack on a mosque in Yemen, killing 83 soldiers and injuring 148 during evening prayers.

December Today in Terrorism

December 16, 2014: Children killed in Yemen bombing

On December 16, 2014 AQAP detonated two car bombs in Radaa, a city in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda, killing 25 people.

October Today in Terrorism

October 29, 2010: Authorities foil transatlantic bombing plot

On October 29, 2010 Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) tried to place explosive devices on UPS and Fedex cargo planes bound for the US

October Today in Terrorism

October 6, 2002: Suicide bombing in the Gulf of Aden

On October 6, 2002 terrorists carried out a suicide attack on the MV Limburg, carrying crude oil, killing one crew member and injuring a dozen

September Today in Terrorism

September 24, 2015: ISIS attacks Shia mosque in Yemen

On September 24, 2015 a bomb attack targeting Shia worshippers at a mosque in the Yemeni capital Sana’a killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more.


So who gets to decide what is and what is not a terrorist group?

The decision to name some groups as terrorist is often a very biased one: it is important to see why certain groups are labeled as such

March Today in Terrorism

March 15, 2009: Suicide bomber kills South Korean tourists in Yemen

On this day in 2009 a suicide bomber targeted tourists at a UNESCO world heritage site in Yemen known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert” killing four

Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Gregory Johnsen: What is happening in Yemen and why does it matter?

In this episode, Borealis is joined by Yemen specialist Gregory Johnsen to get a better understanding of how we got there and what the stakes are.