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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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