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 - October 23, 2014

    Yemen: Ansar al Sharia forms alliance with tribes in Ibb; Al Houthi militants search American Embassy delivery in Sana’a; AQAP militants clash with al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; Southern Movement protestors demonstrate in Abyan. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab releases video of a confession by a French spy involved in operations against al Shabaab in 2013; Kenyan security forces reportedly arrest al Shabaab official in Kenya’s Eastern Province; unidentified gunmen attack village elder in Lower Shabelle region.

  2. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 23, 2014

    Supreme Leader leads prayers during funeral procession for former Assembly of Experts chairman; IRGC Deputy Commander touts Iran’s rising global influence; Foreign ministry reiterates Iran’s support for Lebanon; Artesh Navy Commander meets with Chinese defense minister

  3. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 23, 2014

    One Pakistani civilian killed in continued Indo-Pak cross-border firing; Indian forces allegedly constructing illegal bunkers near working boundary; National Assembly adopts resolution condemning Indian ceasefire violations; Indian Prime Minister visits Siachen glacier; Military clashes with militant, 18 people killed in Tirah Valley, Khyber; Pakistani security forces kill six militants in Bara sub-district, Khyber; Two FC men killed in militant attack in Bara sub-district, Khyber; Lashkar-e-Islam militants claim killing nine security personnel in Khyber; Rocket attack kills one in Datta Khel, North Waziristan; Roadside IED kills two, injures 14 in Quetta; Gunmen kill eight Hazara community members in Quetta; UK Money laundering charges against MQM chief dropped.

  4. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 22, 2014

    India, Pakistan continue cross-border firing; PAF kills 30 militants, including TTP commander, in North Waziristan; Militant rockets kill two in Datta Khel, North Waziristan; Pakistani military airstrikes target areas in Bara, Khyber; Tribesmen fleeing Bara and Tirah for Peshawar; IED injures three in attack on polio team in Bajaur; Bomb squad defuses bomb in Peshawar; Iran, Pakistan to cooperate on intelligence sharing; Afghan minister alleges Taliban receives support in Pakistan; PAT ends sit-in in Islamabad, PTI to continue protesting.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 22, 2014

    Yemen: Al Houthi gunmen kill AQAP member in al Bayda; AQAP judge calls for Sunnis to fight al Houthis; al Houthi militants storm government building in Sana’a; AQAP militants detonate IED in Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Jubbaland and AMISOM forces in Lower Jubba region; Somali security forces arrest dozens of suspected militants in Mogadishu; al Shabaab militants publicly execute man accused of rape in Lower Shabelle region.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 22, 2014

    Supreme Leader stresses self-reliance and scientific advancement; Judiciary Head warns against sedition; President Rouhani nominates minister of science; Parliament speaker reiterates Iran's support to Iraqi prime minister

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 21, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP militants fight al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; civilians gather to protest al Houthi presence in Sana’a; Southern Movement organizes protests in Hadramawt; Opposition coalition issues statement to President Hadi. Horn of Africa: Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Hiraan region; Somali security forces conduct security operations in Bakool region; Jubbaland security forces arrest four suspected al Shabaab militants in Gedo region.

  8. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 21, 2014

    Militants warn tribesmen against leaving Khyber; Pakistani military airstrikes kill 30 militants in North Waziristan; Cross-border firing from Afghanistan kills one, injures two in Bajaur; TTP attacks FC post, three officials injured in Bajaur; Militants warn polio workers against participating in vaccination drive in Bajaur; U.S. Treasury Department sanctions Pakistani Taliban leader; Border incident not to affect ties with Iran, claims Pakistani national security advisor; Indian Defense Minister warns Pakistan against continuing ceasefire violations; India upset with U.S. support for Pakistani dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan; Indian National Security Advisor says al Qaeda, IS not a threat to India; Media network critical of government temporarily suspended by media regulator

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 21, 2014

    Supreme Leader condoles passing of Assembly of Experts Chairman; Head of intelligence ministry says foreign agents have been arrested in Iran; IRGC Commander claims Iranian missiles cover full-range of occupied Palestine; Iraqi prime minister meets with senior officials in Tehran; Parliamentary delegation travels to Russia; Artesh Navy Commander visits Shanghai naval base; Expert-level nuclear talks resume tomorrow in Vienna

  10. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 20, 2014

    One Pakistani civilian injured in continued firing along working boundary; Pakistan urges UN to defuse border tensions; Resolution of Kashmir issue important for lasting peace, says Gen. Raheel Sharif; JuD chief accuses India, U.S. of targeting Islamists in Pakistan; TTP denies defection to IS claims; Pakistan Ulema Council condemns IS; Former Army Commander Doctor calls on army officials, soldiers to join TTP; TTP Jamaatul Ahrar releases first English magazine; 37 militants killed and 50 surrendered in first three days of Operation Khyber I; Eight militants and one soldier killed in the Aka Khel area of Bara sub-district, Khyber Agency; Six militants killed in the Khyber agency; Lashkar-e-Islam commanders surrender in Shalobar, Khyber; Security forces arrest 40 suspects in Charbagh sub-district, Swat; Shawal Valley next target of North Waziristan operation; Security forces warn tribesmen of aiding militants and give 36 hours to militants to surrender in Khyber; IED kills two Frontier Corps personnel and injures two others in Salarzai sub-district, Bajaur Agency; Cross-border attack kills 3 FC men in Bajaur Agency; Security forces arrest five militants in Bakarabad area of Jamrud sub-district, Khyber Agency; militants kidnap frontier corps member in Aka Khel, Bara sub-district, Khyber Agency; Mamond Qaumi anti-Taliban militia rally in support of Pakistan military in Tani area, Mamond sub-district, Bajaur Agency; Iranian cross-border firing kills one FC personnel, Foreign Office lodges protest; PML-N to resume talks with PAT but not PTI; PAT chief announces 10 point welfare agenda at Lahore rally; Blasphemy case against Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leadership registered; ISPR director emphasizes commitment to fight terrorism in China visit.