Daily News Briefs

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

  1. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up August 28, 2015

    Senior clerics reflected the regime’s heightened concerns over Western cultural and political infiltration into Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 28, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi-led coalition forces conduct tactical operations and airstrikes near the Saudi-Yemeni border. Horn of Africa: SNA and AMISOM forces clash with al Shabaab in Bakool region.

  3. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 27, 2015

    Yemen: AQAP destroys an army headquarters in al Mukalla; Saudi-led reinforcements mobilize near the Saudi-Yemeni border; coalition reinforcements arrive in Ma’rib; VBIED explodes in Lahij. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab ambushes SNA convoy in Gedo region; al Shabaab attacks SNA military base near Baidoa.

  4. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up August 27, 2015

    President Hassan Rouhani briefed the Supreme Leader on the government’s actions over the past two years, while Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed that the 10-year restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program will begin on September 23.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up August 26, 2015

    The Supreme Leader lauded the government’s economic and political performance and demanded complete cooperation from regime officials in implementing the Resistance Economy. IRGC Major General Yayha Rahim Safavi claimed that Iran will receive the S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 26, 2015

    Yemen: Al Houthis and allied military forces fire Scud missile into Saudi Arabian territory as Saudi forces deploy to border. Horn of Africa: SNA forces seize village from al Shabaab in Gedo region; SNA and AMISOM forces fail to take towns from al Shabaab in Bay region.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 26, 2015

    The Supreme Leader lauded the government’s economic and political performance and demanded complete cooperation from regime officials in implementing the Resistance Economy. IRGC Major General Yayha Rahim Safavi claimed that Iran will receive the S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.

  8. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 25, 2015

    President Rouhani defended his administration’s economic record following Parliamentarian Mohammad Esmail Kowsari’s criticism of Rouhani for failing to strengthen the economy.

  9. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 25, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi soldiers killed by al Houthi shelling along border; gunmen storm office of ICRC in Aden. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks two bases in south-central Somalia; SNA forces retake villages in Lower Shabelle.

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 24, 2015

    President Hassan Rouhani called for enhanced defensive power through military and private sector collaboration; he also declared that Iran can purchase and sell weapons as it sees fit. The Defense Ministry unveiled an advanced short-range ballistic missile. The Iranian and British embassies reopened in Tehran and London after a four-year closure.