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 - May 22, 2015

    IRGC Air Force Commander Hajizadeh said that under no circumstance will Iran grant access to its military sites, while senior Parliamentarians echoed the regime’s redline on IAEA-led inspections.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - May 22, 2015

    Yemen: Pro-ISIS militants detonated IED at Zaydi mosque in Sana’a; al Houthi militants continue attacks along Saudi-Yemeni border; unidentified militants fail in assassination attempt on governor of al Hudaydah. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants capture village in North Eastern Province, Kenya.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - May 21, 2015

    President Hassan Rouhani reassured domestic audiences that Iranian negotiators will not sign any deal that compromises national security, while IRGC Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi claimed that 80,000 Lebanese Hezbollah (LH) missiles are prepared target Israel if it attacks Iran.

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - May 21, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi artillery fire hits humanitarian aid office in Hajjah; unidentified militants detonate IED targeting Yemeni military commander. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants seize mosque in North Eastern Province, Kenya; al Shabaab releases statement calling attention to situation of the Rohingya; Jubaland Administration announces new offensive against al Shabaab.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - May 20, 2015

    The Supreme Leader explicitly stated that inspectors will not be granted access to any Iranian military site, while the IRGC Commander highlighted defense technologies. Former IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaei appears to have officially returned to the IRGC as a major general.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - May 20, 2015

    Yemen: UN to hold political talks in Geneva; Iranian cargo ship sailing to Yemen to submit to UN inspections in Djibouti; al Houthis attack Saudi positions in Najran and Jizan. Horn of Africa: Kenyan airstrike targets al Shabaab in Gedo region; Somali security forces arrest five suspected al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - May 19, 2015

    Ali Akbar Velayati held separate meetings with Hassan Nasrallah and Bashar al Assad, while Ansar Allah requested Iran’s presence in the upcoming Geneva negotiations over the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - May 19, 2015

    Yemen: Yemeni National Dialogue Conference concludes in Riyadh; al Houthis clash with popular resistance in Ma’rib. Horn of Africa: South West Regional President survives IED attack in Mogadishu; Kenyan security forces put on high alert.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - May 18, 2015

    The Supreme Leader demanded that the U.S. leave the Middle East, while calling for regional cooperation to secure the Persian Gulf. Tehran reiterated its support for inclusive dialogue to resolve the political crisis in Yemen, as Iran’s humanitarian aid ship reached the Gulf of Aden.

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - May 18, 2015

    Yemen: Humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen ends; SVEST targets al Houthi militants in Abyan; Ansar al Sharia captures Yemeni soldiers in al Mukalla. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab denies plotting Burundi attack; suspected U.S. UAV captured by al Shabaab in Bay region; SNA recaptures towns in Lower Shabelle region; Kenyan police arrest al Shabaab recruiter in Coast Province, Kenya.