Daily News Briefs

Daily data on security, political, and economic trends in Critical Threats' focus areas.

  1. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 27, 2015

    Yemen: Al Houthi leader announces meeting to resolve political crisis; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate an IED in Hadramawt; Ansar al Sharia attacks military in Abyan. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants kidnap civilians; former al Shabaab member calls for al Shabaab fighters to surrender.

  2. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - January 27, 2015

    Tehran warns Washington that Israel crossed “red line” with airstrike in Syria; Senior military officials attend commemoration ceremony for fallen general; Officials warn of retaliation against Israel; Defense Minister praises the jihadi spirit of young scientists.

  3. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 26, 2015

    Yemen: U.S. airstrike kills three AQAP militants; Ansar al Sharia militants ambush al Houthis in al Bayda; VBIEd in Sana’a kills three al Houthis; Ansar al Sharia militants attack military checkpoint in Abyan. Horn of Africa: Security forces retake villages in Bakool from al Shabaab; security forces seize ship carrying military equipment in Woqooyi Galbeed region.

  4. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - January 26, 2015

    IRGC general attributes victories in Iraq to Qods Force Commander; Official reiterates intents and plans to arm the West Bank and start a new front in the conflict against Israel; Parliamentarian states enrichment will increase if new sanctions are imposed; IRGC deputy commander says al Houthis in Yemen were inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 23, 2015

    Yemen: Yemeni president, prime minister and cabinet resign from office; Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate security officer in Hadramawt; IEDs target al Houthi positions in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: Security forces in Mogadishu work to secure capital for Erdogan visit in wake of al Shabaab attack.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - January 23, 2015

    Bi-lateral US-Iran nuclear talks take place in Zurich; Oil Minister Zanganeh announces that construction of oil refineries will continue despite falling oil prices; Criticism of nuclear negotiating team continues.

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 22, 2015

    Yemen: President Hadi capitulates to al Houthi demands in Sana’a; car bombs target military officers in Sa’wan, Sana’a; al Houthis battle tribes in Ma’rib. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab targets visiting Turkish delegation; clan violence continues in Hiraan region.

  8. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - January 22, 2015

    Foreign Ministry implores Yemeni parties and movements to honor September peace agreement; Former Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi receives five year sentence for corruption charges; IRGC Brigadier General Majid Mir Ahmadi says Hezbollah’s response to Israel’s January 18 airstrike will be “hard” and “painful.”

  9. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 21, 2015

    Yemen: al Houthis seize Presidential Palace in Sana’a and hold President Hadi under house arrest; US sends two naval warships to Red Sea in response to unrest in Sana’a; Al Houthis seize missile brigade camp in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab releases statement praising Charlie Hebdo attacks while calling for more such attacks; Somali security forces tighten security in Mogadishu.

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - January 21, 2015

    Officials threaten Israel after death of IRGC general and Lebanese Hezbollah; President Rouhani condemns both terrorism and religious satire; Iran pressures Russia to deliver S-300 missiles; Foreign Minister Zarif meets with Afghan counterpart.