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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 - June 29, 2016

    President Hassan Rouhani called for “massive participation” in upcoming demonstrations marking Quds Day, an annual event Tehran launched in 1979 to express opposition to the Israeli state.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 29, 2016

    Yemen: UN Special Envoy announces pause in peace talks in Kuwait; AQAP emir rumored injured by UAV strike in Abyan; U.S. diplomat meets with al Houthi-General People’s Congress delegation in Kuwait; popular resistance and government forces may be preparing for Taiz offensive; Yemen experiences liquidity crisis; Yemeni journalists launch campaign to free journalists held by al Houthis. Horn of Africa: Unidentified aircraft strike al Shabaab positions near Maserey, Middle Shabelle region; al Shabaab militants attack SNA and AMISOM bases in Galgaduud region; al Shabaab militants ambush AMISOM convoys near Jowhar, Middle Shabelle region and outside Kismayo, Lower Jubba region; al Shabaab militants conduct IED attack on SNA convoy in Mogadishu.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - June 28, 2016

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed IRGC Major General Mohammad Bagheri as the new chief of the Armed Forces General Staff (AFGS).

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 28, 2016

    Yemen: ISIS Wilayat Hadramawt conducts coordinated suicide attacks in al Mukalla, Hadramawt; suspected AQAP militants detonate roadside bomb in Lahij governorate; al Houthi-GPC and Hadi government delegations to suspend Kuwait peace talks until end of Ramadan; Saudi-led coalition conducts five air strikes in eastern Taiz governorate; reported UAV strike targets home of AQAP leader in Abyan governorate. Horn of Africa: U.S. Ambassador to Somalia sworn in; suspected al Shabaab militants assassinate SNA colonel in Mogadishu; KDF airstrikes kill one Somali civilian and injure two others near Somali-Kenyan border; al Shabaab and AMISOM troops clash over Goof Guduud town, Bay region.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - June 27, 2016

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of a top Shia cleric could lead to an uprising against the government.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 27, 2016

    Yemen: UN Secretary-General urges Yemeni delegations at Kuwait peace talks to make concessions; clashes continue in Nihm, Sana’a governorate ahead of a planned government offensive on Sana’a; government commander insists al Anad air base is not threatened by al Houthi-Saleh advance; pro-Saudi sources say divisions growing in al Houthi movement; Saudi-led coalition targets al Houthi positions in Sana’a and Lahij governorates. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks Naso Hablod Hotel in Mogadishu; al Shabaab militants destroy telecommunications equipment in northeast Kenya; al Shabaab fighters attack AMISOM base near Luq town, Gedo region; SNA and AMISOM troops withdraw from Goof Guduud village, Bay region.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - June 24, 2016

    An IRGC brigadier general praised the UK’s decision to leave the EU as a rejection of “subordination” to America.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 24, 2016

    Yemen: Al Houthi spokesman makes anti-Saudi remarks; pro-Hadi delegate refuses unity government; pro-Hadi forces take control of Safar al Hania in northern al Jawf; pro-Hadi forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh fighters in Nihm outside Sana’a. Horn of Africa: President Obama pledges support to President Kenyatta over refugee camp closures; al Shabaab conducts grenade attacks in Mogadishu and in Marka, Lower Shabelle region; Puntland administrators clamp down on media in wake of former mayor’s putsch.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - June 23, 2016

    Iranian officials announced the arrests of separatist and terrorist groups in East Azerbaijan and Khuzestan provinces, less than a week after the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) arrested individuals connected to one of the “largest takfiri-Wahhabi terrorist plots” in Iran.

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 23, 2016

    Yemen: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula presence visible in Jaar and Zinjibar, Abyan governorate; Al Houthi fighters destroy home of alleged AQAP militant and kill seven others in al Nadirah, Ibb governorate; UN-led peace talks in Kuwait remain deadlocked; Yemeni minister meets with World Bank representatives. Horn of Africa: Kenyan citizens claim KDF airstrikes killed three children; Ugandan People's Defense Force announces plan to withdraw from Somalia by December 2017; Kenya increases border security in response to credible al Shabaab threat; Former Puntland mayor launches putsch for control of autonomous state; Turkey and Qatar announce aid to Hiraan region; suspected al Shabaab militants launch mortars at AMISOM base in Halgan, Hiraan region.