Lucas Oleniuk/The Toronto Star/zMultiMedia

The poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, with a population of 23 million, suffers from an insurgency in the north and a secessionist movement in the south as well as dwindling water and oil supplies. The unemployment rate is 40 percent, weapons outnumber people, half the population is illiterate, and internecine fighting is forcing thousands from their homes. Nearly 100 Yemen-born, Guantanamo prisoners could return after the New York terror trials. In 2000, the USS Cole was attacked. In 2006 Al Qaeda suspects dug out of a downtown prison. In 2009 suicide bombers attacked the U.S. embassy. It is here that the extremists come to play. See The Full Feature at zMultiMedia.com

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