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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 - April 24, 2015

    Tehran and the P5+1 began drafting the text for the final nuclear agreement, while senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi stated that the U.S. and EU clarified the process of lifting sanctions.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 24, 2015

    Yemen: U.S. officials report that Iranian ships turn away from Yemen; al Houthis clash with tribesmen near Ma’rib city; al Houthis withdraw from Nisab city, Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab executes kidnapped Kenyan police chief in Gedo region; Somali Prime Minister Sharmarke calls for efforts to secure rural areas from al Shabaab.

  3. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - April 23, 2015

    Iran and members of the P5+1 kicked off a fresh round of nuclear negotiations, while President Hassan Rouhani met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Jakarta, Indonesia. Senior Iranian officials continued to condemn the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.

  4. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 23, 2015

    Yemen: Al Houthi militants seize military base in Sirwah, Ma’rib; U.S. expresses concern over Iranian ships in the Gulf of Aden; popular resistance fighters clash with al Houthis in Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab spokesman warns of continued attacks on UN in Somalia; suspected al Shabaab militants kidnap police chief in North Eastern Province, Kenya; al Shabaab gunmen kill Somali military officer in Mogadishu.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 22, 2015

    Yemen: Saudi Arabia announces the end of Operation Decisive Storm; airstrike targets suspected AQAP militants in al Mukalla; al Houthis seize control of 35th Armored Brigade in Taiz; tribesmen clash with al Houthis in Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Suspected terrorist arrested outside president’s home in Central province, Kenya; clan militias clash in Sool region.

  6. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - April 22, 2015

    Hossein Amir Abdollahian praises Iran for its diplomatic role in ending Operation Decisive Storm; Abbas Araghchi reiterates the Supreme Leader’s redline of immediate removal of sanctions upon implementation of a final deal.

  7. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - April 21, 2015

    President Hassan Rouhani rebuked Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen and called for an immediate ceasefire, while Tehran expressed optimism about a potential ceasefire in Yemen.

  8. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 21, 2015

    Yemen: U.S. Navy deploys ships to Gulf of Aden; unidentified militants clash with soldiers along Ma’rib-Hadramawt border; popular resistance fighters clash with al Houthis in Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab SVBIED attack in Mogadishu.

  9. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - April 20, 2015

    Yemen: Unconfirmed U.S. airstrikes kills three AQAP fighters in Shabwah; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate SVBIED in Abyan; Saudi-airstrike reportedly kills dozens of citizens in the capital, Sana’a; al Houthi mortar attack kills Saudi border guard in Najran. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab conducts IED attack in Nugaal region; al Shabaab kills lawmaker in Mogadishu; al Shabaab releases eulogy video for AQAP leader; al Shabaab releases video on July 2014 attack in Kenya.

  10. Iran News Roundup

    Iran News Round Up - April 20, 2015

    The Supreme Leader urges commanders to maintain military readiness to defend against hostile acts on Iran, while IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami reiterates that Iran’s defense capabilities are non-negotiable and that it will not grant international inspectors access to its military sites.