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Iran smuggling oil in violation of sanctions Economy |
Iran smuggling oil in violation of sanctions

With revenue from oil exports plummeting amid sanctions, the Iranian regime has been illegally exporting oil to countries like Syria.

While publicly embracing dialogue, Iran continues to enrich uranium Politics |
While publicly embracing dialogue, Iran continues to enrich uranium

Differences regarding the 2015 nuclear deal also have revealed internal divisions and contradictory views among the Iranian leadership.

Syrian returnees arrested, tortured by regime Human Rights |
Syrian returnees arrested, tortured by regime

Some Syrian refugees who opted to return to their homeland have been arrested and imprisoned, in breach of reconciliation agreements.

ISIS leader arrest shows Yemeni, Arab coalition resolve Security |
ISIS leader arrest shows Yemeni, Arab coalition resolve

The arrest of ISIS's Yemen leader shows the close co-operation between Yemeni and Arab coalition forces in the fight against terrorism.

Sanctions take toll on Iran military funding Economy |
Sanctions take toll on Iran military funding

US and GCC sanctions have forced Iran to cut back its funding of regional proxies, which receive support despite Iran's economic woes.

WFP partially suspends aid distribution amid Houthi manipulation Human Rights |
WFP partially suspends aid distribution amid Houthi manipulation

The Houthis are diverting aid to NGOs set up by the militia and are selling food aid in the black market, according to Yemeni and UN officials.

Iran supports regional proxies to undermine Gulf security Terrorism |
Iran supports regional proxies to undermine Gulf security

The IRGC has been funneling weapons and money to Yemen's Houthis and Lebanon's Hizbullah in an effort to expand its regional influence at the expense of Gulf states.

Yemeni forces boost security in Abyan following IED attack Terrorism |
Yemeni forces boost security in Abyan following IED attack

A series of measures will be implemented in al-Mahfad district to enhance security against terror elements after an IED targeted a Security Belt Forces patrol Thursday.

US called off Iran strikes after downing of drone Diplomacy |
US called off Iran strikes after downing of drone

The US president said he called off the strikes because the expected death toll of 150 people would not have been a 'proportionate' response to Tehran shooting down an American drone.

Tripoli terror attack spurs militant sentencing debate in Lebanon Terrorism |
Tripoli terror attack spurs militant sentencing debate in Lebanon

Lebanon's military court has been grappling with the thorny issue of prosecuting citizens who traveled to Syria to fight with extremist groups.

Lebanese army tackling complexity of securing border with Syria Security |
Lebanese army tackling complexity of securing border with Syria

The Lebanon-Syria border has long been a conduit for the flow of militants and illegal goods.

GCC, US unify efforts to deter threats to regional security Security |
GCC, US unify efforts to deter threats to regional security

The US is working to unify GCC states' efforts in maintaining regional security through integrating aerial, ground and naval defence systems.

Piracy, collisions, missiles: tankers in troubled waters Security |
Piracy, collisions, missiles: tankers in troubled waters

Iran can conduct 'sporadic, low-level attacks that do not necessarily provoke a major US or Arab reaction but create sudden risk premiums in petroleum prices', one analyst said.

Al-Qaeda element arrested in Yemen's Hadramaut Security |
Al-Qaeda element arrested in Yemen's Hadramaut

Thanks to a tip-off by a local resident, security forces were able to arrest the militant at the house where he was staying.

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

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

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.

Egypt, Togo conduct joint counter-terrorism drill Security |
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).

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.

2 tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks Security |
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.

US-Gulf air force drills support regional security 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.

US, Kuwait enhance emergency management, security co-operation Security |
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.

IED targets Security Belt Forces in Abyan Terrorism |
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.

Houthi media machine follows Iran's example Media |
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.

Syrian refugees in Jordan bemoan child programme cuts Education |
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.

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

Egyptian police kill 14 Sinai checkpoint attackers Security |
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.

Hizbullah suffers as Iranian economy falters Terrorism |
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.

Former ISIS element targets Lebanon's Tripoli Security |
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.

Yemen roiled by war, divisions as Eid begins Religion |
Yemen roiled by war, divisions as Eid begins

As Yemenis begin to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the suffering of the displaced and of the population in general cannot be hidden.

Lone attacker kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli Terrorism |
Lone attacker kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli

A shooting spree by an alleged former member of ISIS in Syria resulted in the killing of two police officers and two members of the Lebanese army.

Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people Politics |
Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people

These militias crossed the border to assist with flood relief efforts, but have not shown the same concern for their compatriots, experts say.

With new magazine, al-Qaeda seeks to reassert itself Terrorism |
With new magazine, al-Qaeda seeks to reassert itself

The group seeks to capitalise on ISIS's defeat and reaffirm that Ayman al-Zawahiri remains its leader, despite rumours of infighting.

Yemeni civil society, youth initiatives provide Eid clothes for the poor Ramadan |
Yemeni civil society, youth initiatives provide Eid clothes for the poor

As Yemen's grinding war continues to wreak havoc on the economy, 'solidarity is required, especially in bringing joy to children on the day of Eid', one community activist said.

IRGC media network tries to spin global perceptions Media |
IRGC media network tries to spin global perceptions

Iran-linked media activists have been posting false or misleading news under social media aliases in a far-reaching disinformation campaign.

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