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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 - December 9, 2016

    Senior clerics defended the Judiciary following multiple controversies over the limits of judicial authority.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 9, 2016

    Yemen: al Houthi-Saleh forces conduct cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia; al Houthi-Saleh Ministry of Health recognizes cholera outbreak; Hadi government forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh forces near Kirsh, Lahij governorate; coalition airstrikes target Republican Guard north of Sana’a. Horn of Africa: Somali officials announce new date for presidential contest; Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud travels to Ethiopia for IGAD summit.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - December 8, 2016

    The Foreign Ministry condemned the Gulf Cooperation Council’s call for Iran to stop supporting “terrorist militias” and “inciting sectarian divisions.”

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 8, 2016

    Yemen: U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctions two Yemeni citizens and a charity for financially supporting AQAP; U.S. Department of State calls on Yemeni government to accept UN roadmap; Hadi military official announces offensive to liberate Ma’rib governorate; Hadi government and al Houthi-Saleh forces continue clashes near Taiz. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Southwest State security forces in Goof Gaduud, Bay region; al Shabaab militants detonate IED targeting AMISOM forces in Bulo Mareer, Lower Shabelle region; unidentified warplanes target al Shabaab positions near Kumbarera village, Middle Jubba region.

  5. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - December 7, 2016

    Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed IRGC Brigadier General Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar as head of the Basij Organization.

  6. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 7, 2016

    Yemen: President Hadi rejects UN peace proposal; al Houthi delegation meets with Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia militia in Baghdad; popular resistance forces claim to kill al Houthi-Saleh troops in northern al Dhaleh governorate; Saudi-led coalition targets al Houthi-Saleh positions in northern Yemen. Horn of Africa: Puntland Security Forces drive ISIS-linked forces from Qandala, Bari region; al Shabaab militants attack SNA positions in Lower and Middle Shabelle region.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - December 6, 2016

    President Hassan Rouhani warned President-elect Donald Trump against ripping up the nuclear deal.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 6, 2016

    Yemen: AQAP claims IED attacks targeting al Houthi-Saleh leaders in Ibb governorate; AQAP militants blow up an oil pipeline in southern Shabwah governorate; ISIS militants shell al Houthi-Saleh forces in western al Bayda governorate; AQAP releases video of Ansar al Sharia militants attacking al Houthi-Saleh forces in western al Bayda; security forces break up ISIS assassination cell in Aden city; Hadi government and popular resistance forces repel al Houthi-Saleh attack in eastern Taiz city; Coalition-backed security forces clash with al Houthi-Saleh forces in Midi city, Hajjah governorate. Horn of Africa: Unidentified aircraft strike al Shabaab training camp near Torotoro, Lower Shabelle region; suspected al Shabaab militants detonate IED in Burhakabo, Bay region; PSF kill three ISIS-linked fighters near Bashaashin village, Puntland; AMISOM and Somali security forces detain five suspected al Shabaab militants in Qoryooley, Lower Shabelle region; local militiamen seize polling place in Adado, Galgaduud region.

  9. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - December 5, 2016

    President Hassan Rouhani promised a “decisive” Iranian response if the U.S. implements an extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).

  10. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 5, 2016

    Yemen: ISIS shares photos of training camp in al Bayda governorate; AQAP releases latest issue of al Masra newspaper; Hadhrami Elite Forces raid AQAP stronghold in Ash Shahir area, Hadramawt governorate; China’s Foreign Minister criticizes al Houthi-Saleh faction’s new government; Hadi government and popular resistance forces seize border crossing in northeastern Sa’ada governorate; al Houthi-Saleh forces shell Jazan region, Saudi Arabia; Saudi-led coalition airstrikes target boats in the Red Sea near Mokha city; al Houthi-Saleh forces retreat from Midi city, Hajjah governorate. Horn of Africa: Puntland Security Forces close in on ISIS-linked forces in Qandala, Bari region; al Shabaab militants occupy village in Galmudug state; AMISOM forces claim to kill seven al Shabaab fighters in Barire, Lower Shabelle region; Ras Kamboni Movement forces apprehend civilians in Kismayo, Lower Jubba region.