Earnings From Kidnapping for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Security officials estimate that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has extorted up to $20 Million between 2010 to 2012 from kidnapping and ransom activities. Intelligence agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom believe that kidnapping for ransom is the largest source of revenue for the AQAP. The ransom money paid to… Continue reading Earnings From Kidnapping for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen

In the first six months of 2013, authorities in Yemen seized and destroyed over 57 tons of counterfeit and expired foods, counterfeit cosmetics and counterfeit drugs. 581 cases of counterfeiting have been identified by law enforcement, with 522 cases being sent to the Prosecutors office. Amongst the actions taken by officials were seizingĀ  50,000 packs… Continue reading Seizures of Fake Foods and Counterfeit Goods in Yemen