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Arab banking sector complies with US sanctions

Economy |

Arab banking sector complies with US sanctions

Regional banks have issued a number of directives that ensure transparency in the fight against terror financing and money laundering.

Politics |

Yemeni political parties form alliance to support legitimate government
Yemeni political parties form alliance to support legitimate government

The National Alliance of Yemeni Political Forces aims to restore the state from the Iran-backed Houthis.

Terrorism |

Iranian smugglers deliver lethal aid to Yemen’s Houthis
Iranian smugglers deliver lethal aid to Yemen’s Houthis

More than 100 Yemeni fishermen have recently held protests in the middle of the Red Sea to demand the departure of the Iranian vessel Saviz.

Terrorism |

Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran
Iraqi militia leader flaunts close ties with Iran

PMF deputy head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis has announced his solidarity with the IRGC, after the US designated it as a terrorist organisation.

Security |

US deploys carrier strike force to Arabian Gulf
US deploys carrier strike force to Arabian Gulf

The move comes in 'response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against US forces and interests'.

Security |

Egyptian forces gain ground against extremists in Sinai
Egyptian forces gain ground against extremists in Sinai

As part of a wide-ranging operation to secure the peninsula, 47 militants were killed and 158 'criminal elements' were arrested, the Egyptian army announced.

Human Rights |

Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath
Foreign militias stir tensions in Iran flood aftermath

Public anger is mounting in areas hardest hit by the flooding, as the IRGC uses funds intended for relief efforts to bring in foreign militias.

Terrorism |

Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria
Iran's financial woes curb its expansion in Syria

Russia has been helped in its efforts to expand its influence in Syria by Iran's inability to fund the IRGC and allied militias and initiatives.

Security |

Coalition partners secure navigation in Gulf waters
Coalition partners secure navigation in Gulf waters

Naval mine countermeasure exercises such as the recently concluded Artemis Trident in Bahraini waters support freedom of navigation.

Politics |

Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention
Syrians pay the price for Russia, Iran intervention

As Russian and Iranian forces race to lay claim to the spoils of war in Syria, the Syrian people will suffer the consequences.

Security |

Security forces in Abyan monitor al-Qaeda movements
Security forces in Abyan monitor al-Qaeda movements

Al-Qaeda elements in the southern province's Mudiyah and al-Mahfad districts have been under close surveillance, a local official says.