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Russo-Turkish Tensions Since the Start of the Russian Air Campaign

Russia and Turkey have long been at odds over Syria, with Moscow backing President Bashar al Assad and Ankara supporting the opposition to overthrow him. Tensions increased dramatically with the start of the Russian air campaign on September 30.

Network Graph of ISIS's Claimed Attacks in Paris

ISIS’s claimed attacks in Paris on November 13 mark the organization’s most sophisticated assault in the West to date. This interactive graphic depicts the individuals, events and locations directly linked to the Paris attacks.

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Iran News Round Up

  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned of foreign attempts to exploit ethnic and religious differences in Iraq during a meeting with Iraqi President Fuad Masum.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: UAE sends Colombian mercenaries to Yemen; UN accuses al Houthis of obstructing aid delivery to Taiz; coalition-backed forces advance in al Misrakh as fighting continues in Taiz city; coalition-backed forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh militias in western Ma’rib governorate; clashes between popular resistance and al Houthi-Saleh forces continue in western al Dhaleh governorate. Horn of Africa: IED blasts hit AMISOM convoy in Marko, Lower Shabelle region; SNA and AMISOM forces arrest over 300 al Shabaab suspects in Mogadishu, Banadir region; SNA forces arrest 20 al Shabaab suspects in Bulo-Burde, Hiraan region; al Shabaab militants clash with civilians in Mahas district, Hiraan region.