Daily News Briefs

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

  1. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 19, 2014

    Government officials begin policy responses to country-wide water crisis; Senior member of Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia militia gives detailed account of operations against ISIS to Iranian state media; Head of Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia political group calls the international coalition against ISIS without Iran a failure; Iranian officials reject cooperation with the US against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS); Intensive P5+1 negotiations begin in New York; Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to hold "technical meeting" regarding suspected weaponization program.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 19, 2014

    Yemen: Al Houthi militants shell Yemeni State TV building in Sana’a; Yemeni army tanks surround arrive at President Hadi’s residence; Yemeni Air Force launches strikes in Sana’a; UN Special Envoy to Yemen leaves negotiations al Houthi leader in Sa’ada; suspected AQAP gunmen assassinate Yemeni military official in Taiz. Horn of Africa: Unidentified assailants attack café in Kenya’s North Eastern Province; Civilians protest security issues in Mogadishu and Kenya’s North Eastern Province.

  3. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 19, 2014

    Opposition political jirga presents fresh proposals; Prime Minister Sharif addresses Parliament; Indian Prime Minister Modi calls AQIS “delusional”; Three LI militants killed in IED in Bara, Khyber Agency; AQIS claims all militants in Karachi dockyard attack were rogue naval officers; Vehicles of IDPs allegedly being impounded by officials; Bomb explodes near former MPA’s house in Peshawar.

  4. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 18, 2014

    President Rouhani interviews with NBC correspondent in Tehran; Foreign ministry censures US-led coalition against ISIS; Unnamed source claims that the recently reported downed Israeli drone originated from Azerbaijan; Army Ground Forces Commander announces plans to unveil new weaponry; IRGC commander reassures domestic audience of Iran’s border security; Iraqi President criticizes international body for not inviting Iran to Paris conference.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 18, 2014

    Yemen: Al Houthi rebels fight with Yemeni soldiers in Sana’a; 111th Brigade initiate strike in Abyan; al Houthi leader meets with UN Special Envoy in Sa’ada; UN evacuates staff to Aden. Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab militants assassinate local government official in Kenya’s Northeastern Province; Somali Prime Minister lauds success of program that offers amnesty for al Shabaab defectors.

  6. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 18, 2014

    AQIS explains motives for targeting U.S. navy; 23 suspected militants killed in air strikes in North Waziristan; Police arrest two suspected militants in Peshawar; Police kill seven suspected TTP militants in Karachi; Afghan security forces kill 22 Taliban militants including Punjab insurgents in Kunar, Afghanistan; convicted al Qaeda-linked scientist to abandon appeal in U.S. court; Dean of Islamic Studies faculty killed in Karachi; Houses bombed in Peshawar; One security official killed in explosion in Kech, Balochistan; PTI to expand protests to other cities; PAT chief Qadri calls for immediate arrest of Prime Minister Sharif, other federal ministers; New ISI chief, new promotions, to be announced next week; Chinese President to visit Pakistan soon, says Foreign Office; Prime Minister Sharif to address UNGA on September 26; Pakistan Foreign Office lodges protest with Afghanistan over cross-border attacks; Afghan nationals demand end to Pakistan rocket attacks in Kunar, Afghanistan.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 17, 2014

    Senior cleric criticizes US-led coalition against ISIS; Senior security official calls coalition members “authors” of ISIS; President Rouhani set to attend upcoming UNGA session in New York; Nuclear talks begin in New York; Official announces that there are no changes or setbacks in construction efforts at the Arak nuclear reactor

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 17, 2014

    Yemen: UN special envoy to Yemen travels to Sa’ada to meet with al Houthi leader; Al Houthi militants continue clashes with Yemeni military in al Jawf and Sana’a; suspected AQAP gunmen attack a bank in Hadramawt; UN condemns al Houthi armed actions. Horn of Africa: Ugandan security forces dismantle VBIED in Kampala, Uganda; the government of Finland accuses four suspects of financing and recruiting for the al Shabaab militant group.

  9. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - September 17, 2014

    Air strikes kill 40 militants in North Waziristan; Concern of increased cooperation between TTP Punjab and Haqqani Network; Update on Karachi naval dockyard attack; PTI leaders says they want honestly negotiated settlement with government; Army chief guaranteed five out of six PTI demands, says Imran Khan; Criminal case registered against Prime Minister Sharif, other federal ministers; Government threatens to clear out PAT, PTI protestors; Hafiz Saeed accused India of “water terrorism.”

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 16, 2014

    IRGC Commander reiterates Supreme Leader’s assertion that US “formed ISIS”; Foreign Minister travels to New York for nuclear talks with P5+1; President Rouhani meets with North Korean foreign minister; Senior official criticizes imposed sanctions and US efforts in combating terrorism; Senior officials criticize US-led coalition against ISIS