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 24, 2016

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned government officials not to trust the U.S. after alleged shortcomings in the nuclear deal’s implementation.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 24, 2016

    Yemen: U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Jeddah to discuss Yemen; U.S. airstrike kills AQAP militants in Shabwah governorate; Hadi security forces arrest AQAP militants in Aden and Lahij; militants detonate IED targeting Hadi government forces in Aden; Saudi security forces thwart two attempted SVEST attacks in Qatif city, Saudi Arabia. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Bakool region security forces near Moragabey village, Bakool region; al Shabaab militants ambush SNA and AMISOM convoy near Beledweyne, Hiraan region; SNA forces kill high-ranking al Shabaab commander near Qansah Dhere, Bay region; suspected al Shabaab militants target government officials in Mogadishu.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 23, 2016

    Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan apologized for criticizing some parliamentarians’ request to review Russia’s use of an Iranian base to launch airstrikes in Syria.

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 23, 2016

    Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes target al Houthi-Saleh positions in Sana’a; Hadi government forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh forces in Taiz; al Houthi-Saleh forces claim to shoot down a Saudi helicopter near Najran, Saudi Arabia; al Houthi-Saleh forces launch Zelzal-3 missile towards Najran, Saudi Arabia; Hadi government forces clear AQAP militants from al Wadhea, Abyan. Horn of Africa: U.S. announces $146 million aid package to assist refugees at Dadaab camp in western Kenya; al Shabaab militants ambush AMISOM convoy near Goof Gaduud town, Bay region; Kenya deploys additional forces to secure northern Kenyan-Somali border regions.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 22, 2016

    The Foreign Ministry announced that Russia is no longer launching airstrikes from a base in western Iran.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 22, 2016

    Yemen: Demonstrators rally in support al Houthi-Saleh power-sharing council in Sana’a; former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh offers Russia access to Yemeni military sites; Saudi-led coalition airstrikes target AQAP in Abyan; U.S. announces reduced personnel support for the Saudi-led coalition. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab conducts double SVBIED attack on government facility in Galkayo, Mudug region; al Shabaab militants attack Kenyan border camp near Lafey town, Mandera County, Kenya; al Shabaab launches mortar and grenade attacks in Mogadishu; Kenyan officials reverse plans to close Dadaab refugee camp by 2016.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 19, 2016

    Parliament will review Iran’s oil and gas contract model following a wave of domestic criticism of the proposed contract’s terms.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 19, 2016

    Yemen: AQAP-linked militants assassinate three al Houthi officials in Sana’a city; Hadi government forces seize locations from al Houthi-Saleh fighters in northern and western Taiz city; security forces capture three AQAP militants in Aden; President Hadi meets with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in Riyadh; MSF to evacuate staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen. Horn of Africa: Pentagon spokesman refutes al Shabaab claim of U.S. casualty in August 10 raid; U.S. Secretary of State to discuss upcoming elections with Somali officials in Kenya; suspected al Shabaab militants detonate SVBIED in Mogadishu, Somalia.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - August 18, 2016

    Twenty parliamentarians called for a review of Russia’s military presence in Iran following Russian airstrikes from a base in northwestern Iran.

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - August 18, 2016

    Yemen: Hadi-allied forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh fighters in Taiz; coalition airstrikes target al Houthi-Saleh positions in Sana’a; suspected AQAP militants detonate SVBIED in Lawder, Abyan governorate; UN Secretary-General calls on Yemeni factions to end hostilities. Horn of Africa: U.S. backed-Somali Special Operations Forces kill three al Shabaab fighters in Abdalla Biroole area, Lower Jubba region; suspected al Shabaab militants attempt to assassinate police chief in Bardhere city, Gedo region.