An alleged ISIS campaign to 'Go Forth and Multiply' aims to create a new generation of 'Cubs of the Caliphate' to help the group make a comeback.
Iran has continued its illegal activities in the region and beyond by seizing ships, supplying armed groups with weapons and smuggling drugs.
The Iran-backed party has been acquiring land and homes in certain parts of Syria, complicating the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon.
Al-Hashemi had been an outspoken critic of powerful Iran-aligned militias and had reportedly received death threats from Kataib Hizbullah.
Syrian youth facing unemployment and dire economic conditions are being sucked in by a 'private security company' to fight for Russia's interests.
Recent arrests in New York have spurred other governments and citizens to take a closer look at known or potential Chinese 'overseas service stations' in their jurisdictions.
The Asyad al-Hudoud smuggling network has been working in concert with the Syrian regime's 4th Division, led by the Syrian president's brother, Maher al-Assad.
Trafficking in the illicit drug methamphetamine benefits the IRGC and its proxies by weakening the societies of neighbouring countries and serving as a lucrative -- but deadly -- business.
US, UK authorities take action against international money laundering network facilitating delivery of luxury goods for the benefit of Hizbullah.
Arab states considering a normalisation of ties with the Syrian regime should consider the impact of the illicit drug trade on their populations.