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US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials

Security |

US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials

By providing training, weapons and air support to Iraqi forces in the battle against ISIS, the US has played a key role in defeating the group.

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Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks
Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

The US has vowed it will guarantee freedom of navigation throughout the Strait of Hormuz.

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Egypt, Togo conduct joint counter-terrorism drill
Egypt, Togo conduct joint counter-terrorism drill

The week-long exercise aims to enhance security and counter-terror co-operation between Egypt and other member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

Economy |

Houthis’ manipulation of currency prices threatens stability in Yemen
Houthis’ manipulation of currency prices threatens stability in Yemen

The militia is allowing currency speculation, pushing Yemen's economy to the brink of collapse in order to serve Iran's political interests, economists say.

Security |

US-Gulf air force drills support regional security
US-Gulf air force drills support regional security

Joint training between the US and Gulf state air forces is part of an effort to establish an integrated military defence system to face any threat.

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2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks
2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks

The incident came amid spiraling tensions between Tehran and Washington, which has accused Iran of earlier attacks on tankers in May.

Security |

US, Kuwait enhance emergency management, security co-operation
US, Kuwait enhance emergency management, security co-operation

Training exercises between US forces and GCC countries are designed to enhance security co-operation and forge partnerships between military and civil agencies.

Terrorism |

IED targets Security Belt Forces in Abyan
IED targets Security Belt Forces in Abyan

Al-Qaeda elements are no longer able to carry out large-scale attacks against security forces in Abyan and resort instead to planting IEDs in smaller, isolated attacks, a Yemeni official said.

Media |

Houthi media machine follows Iran's example
Houthi media machine follows Iran's example

Through its media channels, the Iran-backed militia has established a pattern of blaming its crimes on other parties, a Yemeni analyst says.

Education |

Syrian refugees in Jordan bemoan child programme cuts
Syrian refugees in Jordan bemoan child programme cuts

Some Syrian refugees say the shortfall in funding for a UNICEF social protection programme will negatively affect their children's education.

Politics |

Iran's reliance on foreign militias shows scale of IRGC crisis
Iran's reliance on foreign militias shows scale of IRGC crisis

Incapable of suppressing internal protests on its own, the IRGC has sparked further popular protests by bringing in its foreign affiliates.