Daily News Briefs

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

  1. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 21, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP militants fight al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; civilians gather to protest al Houthi presence in Sana’a; Southern Movement organizes protests in Hadramawt; Opposition coalition issues statement to President Hadi. Horn of Africa: Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Hiraan region; Somali security forces conduct security operations in Bakool region; Jubbaland security forces arrest four suspected al Shabaab militants in Gedo region.

  2. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 21, 2014

    Militants warn tribesmen against leaving Khyber; Pakistani military airstrikes kill 30 militants in North Waziristan; Cross-border firing from Afghanistan kills one, injures two in Bajaur; TTP attacks FC post, three officials injured in Bajaur; Militants warn polio workers against participating in vaccination drive in Bajaur; U.S. Treasury Department sanctions Pakistani Taliban leader; Border incident not to affect ties with Iran, claims Pakistani national security advisor; Indian Defense Minister warns Pakistan against continuing ceasefire violations; India upset with U.S. support for Pakistani dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan; Indian National Security Advisor says al Qaeda, IS not a threat to India; Media network critical of government temporarily suspended by media regulator

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 21, 2014

    Supreme Leader condoles passing of Assembly of Experts Chairman; Head of intelligence ministry says foreign agents have been arrested in Iran; IRGC Commander claims Iranian missiles cover full-range of occupied Palestine; Iraqi prime minister meets with senior officials in Tehran; Parliamentary delegation travels to Russia; Artesh Navy Commander visits Shanghai naval base; Expert-level nuclear talks resume tomorrow in Vienna

  4. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 20, 2014

    One Pakistani civilian injured in continued firing along working boundary; Pakistan urges UN to defuse border tensions; Resolution of Kashmir issue important for lasting peace, says Gen. Raheel Sharif; JuD chief accuses India, U.S. of targeting Islamists in Pakistan; TTP denies defection to IS claims; Pakistan Ulema Council condemns IS; Former Army Commander Doctor calls on army officials, soldiers to join TTP; TTP Jamaatul Ahrar releases first English magazine; 37 militants killed and 50 surrendered in first three days of Operation Khyber I; Eight militants and one soldier killed in the Aka Khel area of Bara sub-district, Khyber Agency; Six militants killed in the Khyber agency; Lashkar-e-Islam commanders surrender in Shalobar, Khyber; Security forces arrest 40 suspects in Charbagh sub-district, Swat; Shawal Valley next target of North Waziristan operation; Security forces warn tribesmen of aiding militants and give 36 hours to militants to surrender in Khyber; IED kills two Frontier Corps personnel and injures two others in Salarzai sub-district, Bajaur Agency; Cross-border attack kills 3 FC men in Bajaur Agency; Security forces arrest five militants in Bakarabad area of Jamrud sub-district, Khyber Agency; militants kidnap frontier corps member in Aka Khel, Bara sub-district, Khyber Agency; Mamond Qaumi anti-Taliban militia rally in support of Pakistan military in Tani area, Mamond sub-district, Bajaur Agency; Iranian cross-border firing kills one FC personnel, Foreign Office lodges protest; PML-N to resume talks with PAT but not PTI; PAT chief announces 10 point welfare agenda at Lahore rally; Blasphemy case against Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leadership registered; ISPR director emphasizes commitment to fight terrorism in China visit.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 20, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP militants attack al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; al Houthi gunmen capture city in Ibb; Ansar al Sharia militants retake city in Ibb; al Houthi militants storm the governor of Sana’a’s home in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces kill five suspected al Shabaab militants near Ethiopian border in Kenya; suspected al Shabaab militants behead civilian in Lower Shabelle region; armed militias attack AMISOM forces in Hiraan region; unidentified gunman assassinates security officer in Mudug region.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 20, 2014

    Senior IRGC Commander speaks on sidelines of memorial ceremony; Quds Force Commander says US strategy against ISIL will “fail”; IRGC Ground Forces Deputy Commander says IRGC plays an advisory role in Iraq Syria; Iran unveils new radar systems; Senior officials meet with Lebanese defense minister; Senior nuclear negotiator briefs parliament on P5+1 talks, announcing US has accepted 4,000 operational centrifuges

  7. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - October 17, 2014

    Military launches new military operation in Khyber, nine killed and 10 injured, in the Bara area, Khyber Agency; 20 suspected militants arrested in Swat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; Foreign Secretary claims peace with India a top priority; Ceasefire-violations a strategy to integrate Kashmir into India, says PM’s aide; Former President Musharraf says Pakistan needs to incite Kashmiri people to revolt against India; India successfully test-fires first nuclear-capable cruise missile; Indian Home Affairs Minister claims no one can threaten India; Iran wans of crossing Pakistan border to combat terrorists; PM visits PAF headquarters; PAT to call off sit-ins in Islamabad, 5,000 PAT protestors leave; PTI-backed candidate beats PML-backed candidate in important by-election in Multan, Punjab; PM chairs high-level meeting with ministers in Islamabad.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 17, 2014

    Yemen: Al Houthi gunmen seize border post in Hajjah; AQAP calls on jihad groups to end infighting; Yemeni soldiers fire on Southern Movement protestors in Aden; armed tribesmen attack al Houthi militants in Ibb. Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces arrest suspected al Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region; Kenyan security forces disarm IED planted by suspected al Shabaab militants in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - October 17, 2014

    International Affairs Deputy to Office of the Supreme Leader praises Yemen’s armed resistance; IRGC commander censures US-led coalition against ISIL; Defense minister meets with Lebanese counterpart in Tehran; Iraqi prime minister scheduled to arrive in Tehran next week; IRGC commander reportedly killed by rebel forces in Syria

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - October 16, 2014

    Yemen: Ansar al Sharia militants target al Houthis in Ibb and al Bayda; AQAP militants attack military checkpoint in Hadramawt; tribes protest al Houthi control in Ibb. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants detonate fourth VBIED in Mogadishu in as many days; al Shabaab militants ambush AMISOM forces in Lower Shabelle and Banadir regions; unidentified assailants target Mandera governor’s convoy with IED in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.