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 30, 2014

    Yemen: National Security Bureau captures AQAP leaders in Sana’a and Hadramawt; head of Security for Sana’a announces plans to absorb al Houthi militants into regular police force; al Houthi militants gain control of territory in Ibb; AQAP militants attack al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda. Horn of Africa: Somali National Army forces ambush al Shabaab militants in Hiraan region; AMISOM and Somali National Army forces seize territory from al Shabaab in Galgudud; AMISOM forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region; Somali pirates release seven Indian sailors held captive for four years.

  2. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 30, 2014

    Drone strike kills seven, including Haqqani commander, in South Waziristan; Security forces kill 21 militants in Bara, Khyber; FC personnel seize huge cache of arms, ammunition near Quetta; Firing kills one Rangers personnel in Karachi; IED detonates in Quetta; Pakistani civilian killed in Indian firing; Army chief to discuss U.S. drone program during visit to U.S.; Interior Minister praises ISI; Peshawar main target of terrorists says police report; Iranian, Pakistani officials discuss Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 30, 2014

    Senior cleric touts IRGC Quds Force Commander Soleimani’s strategies in Iraq and Syria; Iraq’s ambassador to US says Soleimani’s “presence in Iraq is natural”; Deputy foreign minister highlights ineffective US strategies; President Rouhani reacts to parliament’s vote of no confidence for Science Research and Technology nominee; Senior advisor to the Supreme Leader reinforces nuclear red lines

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 29, 2014

    Yemen: Al Houthi gunmen clash with tribal militants in Ibb; students protest al Houthi occupation in Sana’a; Yemeni military fires on Southern Movement protestors in Aden; AQAP assassinates two al Houthis in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: AMISOM and Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Galgudud region; Jubbaland security forces attack al Shabaab militants in Lower Jubba region; Uganda deploys 2,700 solider to Somalia.

  5. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 29, 2014

    PAF airstrikes kill 20 militants in Khyber; Blast kills one and injures seven at Muharram meeting in Karachi; Government asks Bhittani tribe of Lakki Marwat to expel militants; Salarzai elders reaffirm their support to security forces in Bajaur; Army spokesman says no timeline for end of thus-far successful operations; New Corps Commanders assume charge; Prime Minister Sharif seeks army’s help in polio eradication; Pakistani civilian killed in cross-border shelling with India; Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs declares resumption in talks would require initiative by India; Interior Minister demands permanent halt to U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan; U.S., Pakistan to pursue a trade-based relationship, says U.S. envoy; Trade conference to be held in Islamabad in early 2015.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 29, 2014

    Senior MP says Iran in close coordination with Iraq in combatting ISIL during Interview with French media outlet; Deputy foreign minister underscores success of Iraqi campaign against ISIL without Western aid; President Rouhani defends his nomination for Science Research and Technology minister in parliament address; Parliament casts vote of no confidence for Rouhani’s nominee

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 28, 2014

    Yemen: Ansar al Sharia militants regain control of territory in al Bayda; Al Houthi militants fought with local tribesmen in Ibb; Defense Minister announces new military leadership appointments; citizens protest al Houthi checkpoints in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces conduct airstrikes targeting al Shabaab in Lower Jubba region; Somali security forces conduct security operation in Mogadishu; Somali National Army forces clashed with unidentified militants in Middle Shabelle region; Somali security forces clash with protestors in Bay region.

  8. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 28, 2014

    Officials arrest four suspects in connection with airport attack in Karachi; Gunship strikes destroy militant hideouts in Khyber; Former anti-Taliban militia member killed in Swat; Pakistani army to deploy six companies for Muharram in Lahore; Iranian, Pakistani officials meet for bilateral political consultations; U.S. envoy arrives in Islamabad for two-day visit; British Prime Minister invites Prime Minister Sharif for Afghanistan conference in London; National Security Adviser claims that India trying to use border skirmishes to win Kashmir local elections; PAT chief leaves Pakistan.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 28, 2014

    Supreme Leader calls for Islamic unity; Senior cleric points to Saudi verdict on Shi'a dissident sheikh as sign of decline; Law Enforcement Forces Commander says acid attacks on women still under investigation; official praises IRGC Quds Force Commander for his role in recent Iraqi operation against ISIL; Unnamed source says Iran and the P5+1 have "achieved" results in last week's expert-level meeting in Vienna

  10. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 27, 2014

    Gunship strikes kill 33 militants in North Waziristan; Pakistan believes TTP has sanctuaries in Afghanistan; Mehsud tribal leaders to mediate between Mehsud Taliban faction and government; Mehsud Taliban faction’s leader says U.S. decision to add him to sanctions list a validation of jihad; Mehsud faction condemns attack on JUI-F chief; Jundallah claims responsibility for attack on JUI-F chief; Airstrikes kill 18 militants in Khyber; Levies solider kidnapped in Khyber; Militants blow up school in Khyber; Security forces arrest four Afghan Taliban members near Zhob district, Balochistan; Police kill nine TTP militants in firefight; Intelligence officers thwart plot in Mastung, Balochistan; 24 suspects detained in connection with recent Quetta attacks; IED injures nine security forces in Charmang, Balochistan; Indian Home Minister disapproves of U.N. intervention in Kashmir dispute, Pakistani Advisor on Foreign Affairs blames India of attempting to resolve issue unilaterally; India offers help to Pakistan for eradicating polio; India seeks permission from Pakistan for wheat exports to Afghanistan; PAT to contest all elections, chief to travel abroad; PTI chief announces “decisive war” against government; Clerics under surveillance ahead of Muharram; Army Chief to travel to U.S. in November; Baloch government trying for out-of-court settlement with mining company, TCC.