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Houthis’ manipulation of currency prices threatens stability in Yemen

Economy |

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.

Security |

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.

Terrorism |

Hizbullah suffers as Iranian economy falters
Hizbullah suffers as Iranian economy falters

The militia has been forced to cut salaries and services to its support base as its main backer the IRGC suffers the effect of sanctions.

Security |

Egyptian police kill 14 Sinai checkpoint attackers
Egyptian police kill 14 Sinai checkpoint attackers

Security forces tracked the perpetrators of the attack to an abandoned house in al-Arish, where 14 militants were killed in an exchange of fire.

Security |

Former ISIS element targets Lebanon's Tripoli
Former ISIS element targets Lebanon's Tripoli

Abdul-Rahman Mabsout, who fought with ISIS in Syria, went on a shooting spree Monday night that led to the death of four members of the Lebanese armed forces.