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Yemeni security stand guard outside a court in the capital Sanaa during the sentencing of nine suspects to between two and 10 years in prison for belonging to Al-Qaeda and attempting to assassinate President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, on December 29, 2013. The court also sentenced to death a Yemeni Al-Qaeda suspect for his role in a deadly attack on a security headquarters in Aden in 2011, an official said. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a franchise of the global jihadist network, is active in Yemen and is seen by the United States as its most dangerous branch. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS