Daily News Briefs

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

  1. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - February 27, 2015

    The IRGC wrapped up its large-scale military drills with a combined air-naval-ground exercise in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, while Hossein Hamedani warned the US against acting on its military options. Senior clerics praised President Rouhani for his extensive consultations with religious authorities in Qom.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - February 27, 2015

    Yemen: Abdul Malik al Houthi delivers televised speech discrediting Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and other anti-al Houthi elements; Ansar al Sharia militants attack military patrol in Lahij; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate security officer in Aden. Horn of Africa: Gunmen attack government official’s house in Bari region.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - February 26, 2015

    The IRGC Ground Forces commenced the second day of the Great Prophet 9 military exercises, which featured several new weapons systems, while senior IRGC commanders reiterated the regime’s commitment to counter its enemies.

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - February 26, 2015

    Yemen: Leaders from Sheba region meet with Hadi in Aden; al Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee travels to Sa’ada; security forces clash with tribesmen in Ma’rib. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks Presidential Palace with mortars in Mogadishu; suspected al Shabaab shooting in Mandera, Kenya.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - February 25, 2015

    Yemen: Al Houthis seize Special Forces camp near Sana’a; unidentified militants detonate IEDs in Aden; al Houthis kidnap al Islah leader. Horn of Africa: Unidentified militants detonate IED in Mogadishu.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - February 25, 2015

    IRGC commanders tout large-scale, multi-service military exercise dubbed Great Prophet 9 conducted in the Persian Gulf; Iran dismisses allegations in the Washington Post that it is conducting secret nuclear weapons research.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - February 24, 2015

    The IRGC Security Command Spokesman Ali Reza Rahmani announced that the Cyber Defense Command will undergo structural changes to enhance its cyber capabilities.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - February 24, 2015

    Yemen: President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi expels former Republican Guard members from Aden city; unidentified militants kidnap French citizen in Sana’a; IED targets al Houthis in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: Somali government forces and ASWJ militants clash in Galgudud region; al Shabaab commander killed in Hiraan region; al Shabaab ambushes Somali troops in Sanaag region.

  9. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - February 23, 2015

    Yemen: Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi escapes to Aden; suspected U.S. airstrike targets AQAP in Shabwah; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants attack convoy of first military district commander in Hadramawt. Horn of Africa: Somali police arrest suspects related to hotel attack; al Shabaab calls for attacks in the West; al Shabaab attacks Puntland security forces in Bari region.

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - February 23, 2015

    President Rouhani reassures Iranians of commitment to national interests; Supreme Leader urges increasing domestic production; Foreign Ministry condemns attack on ambassador's residence in Libya.