New al-Qaida message urges Yemenis to rise up against government

In a new audio recording posted online Thursday, the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has urged Yemenis to rise up against the government In it, Naser Abdel Karim al-Wahishi also calls on Arabs in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries to help their brothers in Yemen. Wahishi is Yemen's most wanted fugitive. He leads the formation which includes al-Qaida in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. He was among 23 al-Qaida figures who escaped from a Yemeni prison in 2006. The authenticity of the recording could not be independently verified.