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Middle East – North Africa News Brief – Extended

Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. Covers October 9th to October 24th, 2017 – Current as of October 25th, 2017. Bahrain: Shia government opposition groups continue to call for nationwide protests, but have so far failed to reach a critical mass with the majority of resulting public… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP September 17 – September 24: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. Bahrain: Shia government opposition groups continue to call for nationwide protests, but have so far failed to reach a critical mass with the majority of resulting public gatherings containing… Keep Reading

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Russia strikes Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir Ezzor

Forces from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were struck by Russian air assets near the Deir Ezzor frontline on September 16th, this according to a statement made by the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). The attack resulted in several SDF… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP September 10 – September 17: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [HIGHLIGHT]: Qatar The Qatari diplomatic crisis remains ongoing, and several regional sources have indicated that Saudi Arabia will soon seek to change the leadership of Qatar. According to several… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP September 3 – September 10: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [BAHRAIN]: The past week saw an increase in Shia opposition groups calling for nationwide protests. Despite the surge in calls for protests, few individuals were persuaded to join, resulting… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP August 26 – September 2: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [GENERAL]: August 30th marked the official beginning of the Hajj pilgrimage, a sacred journey for Muslims worldwide to go to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage began with the… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP August 12 – August 19: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [BAHRAIN]: Shia opposition groups continue to call for nationwide protests. Throughout the week, the calls have failed to generate any major protests. However, minor arrests have been made by… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP August 1 – August 12: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [BAHRAIN]: Shia opposition groups continue to call for nationwide protests. Throughout the week, the calls have failed to generate any major protests. Minor arrests have, however, been made by… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP July 16 – July 31: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [FEATURES]: The Qatari Diplomatic Crisis Continues. The Qatari diplomatic crisis continues, despite the previously reported 13 demands being replaced by “6 guiding principles,” and a statement of intent for… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP July 10 – July 16: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [FEATURES]: United States and Qatar sign agreement to fight terrorism; The United States (US) and Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on JUL11. The MoU spells out the… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP July 3 – July 10: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [MISC]: Lifting of on-flight electronics ban on US-bound flights from certain airports. The US ban prohibiting the carry on of larger electronic devices, such as laptops, inside the passenger… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 21 – June 26: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [MISC]: Gulf States, led by Saudi Arabia, present Qatar with 13 demands. Kuwait, operating as an intermediary, has presented Qatar with a list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 12 – June 20: Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition – Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: State adds Indonesian group to Specially Designated Global Terrorist list: The US Department of State (DoS) included the Indonesian group Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI) as… Keep Reading

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