The continued conflict among rival extremist groups in Mali and the information war between them and Wagner has led to insecure conditions, increased tensions and civilian displacement.
The Iran-backed party has tarnished its reputation as it scuffles with purported allies over drug-smuggling operations and as its losses in Syria continue.
An Iranian leader who criticised Tehran's transfer of drones to Moscow is giving voice to internal dissent over Iran's role in the war on Ukraine.
Following a hostile exchange of rhetoric between officials, Baku announced it had detained five individuals for carrying out espionage activities on behalf of 'Iranian secret services'.
Iranian and Russian entities, including the Wagner Group, have been sanctioned for their support of Russia's unprovoked war against Ukraine.
The Gulf-based network comprises facilitators, front companies and vessels involved in blending oil to conceal the Iranian origins of shipments.
The Islamic Republic has been interfering in the Sahel through its relationship with Mali, as it continues to arm extremist groups across Africa.
News that Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Saudi Arabia has created a flurry of speculation in the region as to his motives.
Wagner Group mercenaries are reportedly using an isolated base near the Mediterranean as a staging area for regional operations.
The pace of repatriation has picked up in recent weeks, relieving pressure off the Kurdish authorities running the crowded camps.