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 - September 23, 2016

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 23, 2016

    Yemen: AQAP targets security checkpoint in Zinjibar city, Abyan governorate; Hadi government deploys reinforcements to Nihm district; Sana’a governorate; President Hadi outlines plan for Yemen; Saudi National Guard reinforces the Saudi-Yemeni border in Najran region. Horn of Africa: Somali election officials holding last-minute meetings in Mogadishu in an effort to avoid second delay; EU provides AMISOM with 198 million dollars in funding.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 22, 2016

    IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani continued his increasingly vocal commentary on political issues by warning against establishing relations with “the enemy.”

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 22, 2016

    Yemen: Reported U.S. airstrike targets AQAP militants in al Bayda governorate; foreign ministers at UNGA call for cessation of hostilities in Yemen; Saudi-led coalition airstrikes target presidential palace in western al Hudaydah governorate; Hadi government and allied forces encircle al Houthi-Saleh fighters in Sirwah, Ma’rib governorate; Hadi government and allied forces repel al Houthi-Saleh attack in Kirsh district, northern Lahij governorate. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Kenyan police station in Hamey, Garissa County; FIEIT announces possible second delay to election timetable amid bans on election coverage; elders from Hiraan region push for independent Hiraan state.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 21, 2016

    Senior military officials called for the U.S. to end its presence in the Persian Gulf during ceremonies commemorating Sacred Defense Week, which marks the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 21, 2016

    Yemen: Suspected al Houthi militants detain an American citizen in Sana’a; reported U.S. airstrike targets AQAP militants near Ma’rib city, central Ma’rib governorate; al Houthi-Saleh forces counterattack in Kirsh district, Lahij governorate; Hadi government and allied forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh forces in Nihm district, Sana’a governorate. Horn of Africa: UK to deploy additional forces to Somalia to aid in fight against al Shabaab; militants detonate car bomb in Shibis district, Mogadishu; Puntland court sentences young al Shabaab militants to deradicalization camps and prison terms.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 20, 2016

    A Tehran revolutionary court sentenced U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka to 10 years in prison on espionage charges.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 20, 2016

    Yemen: Hadi government forces arrest pro-AQAP judge in Mukalla, Hadramawt; Saudi-led coalition airstrikes target al Houthi-Saleh military intelligence headquarters in Sana’a city; Hadi government and allied forces seize Kahboub area, Lahij governorate; al Houthi-Saleh officials prevent the central bank in Aden from accessing accounts in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants conduct complex attack on Ethiopian AMISOM convoy near Elbur town, Galgaduud region; al Shabaab spokesman threatens attacks on polling places during upcoming elections; clan elders reach agreement on Hiraan-Middle Shabelle state formation; UN says four in ten Somalis lack access to adequate food.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - September 19, 2016

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei downplayed the nuclear deal’s role in reducing the threat of military conflict.

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 19, 2016

    Yemen: AQAP militants target security forces in Abyan; ISIS releases video showing attacks on security forces and officials in Aden; President Hadi relocates central bank to Aden and appoints new cabinet members; Hadi government and allied forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh forces in Sirwah district, eastern Ma’rib governorate. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab SVBIED kills SNA general in Mogadishu; al Shabaab militants temporarily seize El Wak town in Gedo region; suspected al Shabaab gunmen kill SNA officer and local elder in Mogadishu; Mogadishu mayor bans political protests as pre-election state formation talks crumble.