Daily News Briefs

Daily data on security, political, and economic trends in Critical Threats' focus areas.

  1. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 1, 2014

    Senior Artesh commander says US intelligence is politically motivated and influenced by Israel; Judiciary head calls for enhanced internet security measures; IRGC commander says plans are underway to construct new combat drone; Senior security official meets with Palestinian leaders in Damascus

  2. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 1, 2014

    Pakistani government, military welcome signing of BSA; Grenade attack kills three and injures nine in Quetta; Teacher killed and two children injured in Peshawar; Two killed in Quetta; Policeman attacked in Karachi; IED blows up gas pipeline in Dera Bugti, Balochistan; Polio team attacked in Rahm Yar Khan, Punjab; 2,500 police to return to Punjab from Islamabad; Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes; Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan advocates improvement in bilateral trade relations.

  3. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 1, 2014

    Yemen: Suspected AQAP militants detonate car bomb in Aden; Yemeni Foreign Minster accuses former regime of supporting al Houthi revolution; Southern Movement leader calls for assistance from international community; al Islah party issues statement to followers regarding al Houthi revolution. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Somali National Army base in Lower Shabelle region; AMISOM and Somali National Army forces seize large amounts of territory from al Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle, and Middle Shabelle regions; Puntland administration officials claim regional security forces seized territory from al Shabaab in Bari region; unidentified assailants target Jubbaland security forces in Lower Jubba region.

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 30, 2014

    Yemen: Suspected AQAP militants detonate IED near Yemeni soldiers in Shabwah; AQAP releases propaganda video on YouTube; President Hadi announces new Minister of Defense in Sana’a; U.S. sells Yemen UAVs; Russian Foreign Ministry urges citizens to leave Yemen. Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab militants detonate VBIED in Bay region; Puntland security forces arrest suspected al Shabaab militants in Bari region; al Shabaab executes four alleged spies in Lower Shabelle region; unidentified gunmen assassinate local cleric in Hiraan region.

  5. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 30, 2014

    AQIS releases “press release” commenting on Karachi Naval dockyard attack; U.S. sanctions Pakistan-based individuals, entities as global terrorists; Hezb-e-Islami says no political or organizational links to groups outside Afghanistan; Two foreigners arrested in Karachi for involvement in bomb attack; U.S. sanctions Pakistan-based individuals and entities; Pakistan army chief speaks at inauguration of new counterterrorism training center; Pakistan hopes hope for improved ties with new Afghan government; Afghanistan signs BSA; Government asks IMF to drop demand for power tariff increase.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 30, 2014

    Supreme National Security Council Secretary travels to Beirut and Damascus; President Rouhani censures US-led sanctions during interview on Russian network; Senior foreign policy adviser to the Supreme Leader travels to China; Foreign Minister announces plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the P5+1

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 29, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP detonates SVBIED near al Houthi gunmen in Ma’rib; Ansar al Sharia claims attacks on U.S. Embassy in Sana’a; al Houthi gunmen continue transporting heavy military equipment from Sana’a to Sa’ada; Saudi Arabia increases presence along border with Yemen. Somalia: Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency announces a bounty for the killing of new al Shabaab leader; AMISOM forces disrupt an al Shabaab plan to blockade a road in Galgudud region; al Shabaab executes a woman for adultery in Lower Shabelle region.

  8. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 29, 2014

    U.S. drone strike kills four militants in Wana, South Waziristan; Report alleges TTP networks in Karachi destroyed; Blast kills five, injures three in Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency; Airplane shot at while landing in Peshawar; VBIED kills one and injures 27 in Sibi, Balochistan; Airstrike kills 15 militants in Shawal area, North Waziristan; Six militants die in attack on Frontier Corps checkpoint in Ghundi, Khyber Agency; IED kills at least six, injures eight near Togh Sarai IDP camp; TTP commander arrested in raid in Swat; Five TTP militants killed in Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency; IED detonated at PTI MPA’s house in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; National security adviser admits to “bad timing” of talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders; Pakistani Prime Minister, Indian counterpart spar over Kashmir at U.N. General Assembly; PTI chief conducts rally in Lahore, 100,000 people in attendance; PAT chief to allow Islamabad protestors to return home; Case registered against Prime Minister Sharif and 10 others; Eidak tribe IDPs directed by security forces to shift to Bannu; Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan President.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 29, 2014

    IRGC Air Force Commander reiterates origins of recently downed drone; IRGC commander says Iran provides advisory assistance to Iraq and regional partners; Quds Force Commander touts Iran’s regional resistance strategy; President Rouhani travels to Russia

  10. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 26, 2014

    Afghan militant group declares support for IS; VBIED targeting senior police officer kills two and injures seven in Karachi; Nine TTP militants arrested in Islamabad; Four militants arrested and explosives seized in Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency; Two anti-Taliban militiamen killed and one injured in Pindyali, Mohmand Agency; TTP allegedly establish “court” in Maly Tangay, Peshawar; Officials identify four TTP and one LI commander killed in Bara, Khyber; Government releases white paper on PTI-led government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; No formal meetings between India, Pakistan at U.N. General Assembly in New York; Pakistan looking forward to work with new government in Afghanistan, says Foreign Office; Pakistan tests surface-to-surface missile; Army chief promises response to Indian cross-border provocations.