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Al-Qaeda exploits tension in Yemen to launch attacks

Terrorism |

Al-Qaeda exploits tension in Yemen to launch attacks

An improvised explosive device planted on a road outside a Security Belt Forces camp in Abyan exploded Thursday, killing 2 soldiers and wounding another.

Security |

Al-Qaeda grappling with leadership crisis after Hamza bin Laden's death
Al-Qaeda grappling with leadership crisis after Hamza bin Laden's death

The group faces increased uncertainty over its long-term leadership succession plans, especially in light of recent reports of al-Zawahiri's failing health.

Security |

Vessels in Gulf waters report GPS interference
Vessels in Gulf waters report GPS interference

A recent maritime advisory warns commercial vessels traveling in Gulf waters they face serious threats amid increased political tensions.

Security |

US, Jordan prepare for 'Eager Lion 2019' drill
US, Jordan prepare for 'Eager Lion 2019' drill

The multilateral military exercise will bring 7,500 security personnel together in the kingdom to train in a coalition-type environment.

Human Rights |

Iran, Houthis signal Yemen peace is not the goal: experts
Iran, Houthis signal Yemen peace is not the goal: experts

Recent events have made it clear that Iran and the Houthis seek to prolong the conflict in Yemen to further their own goals, experts say.

Society |

Jordanians denounce Hizbullah's drug trade
Jordanians denounce Hizbullah's drug trade

The Lebanese militia has been flooding Jordan with illegal drugs, which are being smuggled into the kingdom via the desert areas of Syria.

Security |

ISIS stripped of ability to regroup in Iraq: officials
ISIS stripped of ability to regroup in Iraq: officials

News reports that the group is resurfacing in western Iraq are exaggerated, officials told Diyaruna, as its elements have now been reduced to 'fugitives'.

Media |

ISIS media machine muted as group declines
ISIS media machine muted as group declines

Iraqi experts say the group's propaganda effort has stalled amid a shortage of resources and attacks on its communications equipment.

Politics |

'Shia Reform Movement' counters Hizbullah
'Shia Reform Movement' counters Hizbullah

The Lebanese militia is facing increasing opposition from within the Shia community, with those who hold opposing viewpoints speaking out.

Terrorism |

Fears grow as extremists exploit Aden instability
Fears grow as extremists exploit Aden instability

Analysts warn that instability and unrest in the Yemeni government's temporary capital will open the door for further extremist violence.

Youth |

Abyan holds summer cultural programme targeting youth
Abyan holds summer cultural programme targeting youth

The province has stepped up its activities in the summer months that engage youth and steer them away from violence and the lure of extremist thought.