The network based in Iran, China and Malaysia procured technology for the Iranian government, its defence industry and its drone programme.
The Iran-Saudi deal will not achieve peace in Yemen unless Iran stops arming the Houthis and the group agrees to hand over its heavy weapons.
The implementation of a prisoner exchange between the Yemeni government and the Houthis paves the way for peace negotiations.
Mauritania, which was attending the international summit for the first time, has an increasing role to play in the Sahel region's security.
While many in Yemen hope for an end to the war, experts warn there are no easy solutions and question China's ability to act as guarantor.
As Russia and China muscle into Africa, countries need to be wary of 'shiny deals that may be opaque'.
The US Treasury has indirectly tied a network of Chinese companies to Russian attacks in Ukraine and Iranian attacks on oil tankers in Gulf region.
Yemeni delegation walks out of conference hall at United Nations anti-poverty summit in Doha after lambasting Iran for its interference.
Isolated and mired in troubles of its own making, Moscow says it is seeking partnership with Iraq for mutual benefit. Not many Iraqis are buying it.
Plots to assassinate and target Iranian dissidents and foreign officials for criticising the Islamic Republic are a mainstay of the Iranian regime.