CONFLICT

Houthis Claim Latest Attack Against American Vessel in Gulf of Aden

What to Know: The Houthis have claimed responsibility for an attack against the American-operated tanker "Chem Ranger" in the Gulf of Aden. The Statement: In a statement, the Houthis said "The naval forces of the Yemeni Armed Forces carried out a targeting operation against an American ship (Chem Ranger) in the Gulf...

CENTCOM Announces Additional Strikes Against Houthis

What to Know: The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced that strikes were carried out against an additional two Houthi anti-ship missiles that were "aimed into the Southern Red Sea and were prepared to launch" on Thursday, which posed an"imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in...

What We Know: Iran-Pakistan Strikes

What to Know: Tensions have risen between Iran and Pakistan following a series of tit-for-tat strikes targeting different Baloch militant groups in each other's territory. Iran Strike: On Tuesday, the IRGC launched a series of missiles strikes across the border into Pakistan's Balochistan region, which targeted two strongholds of the Salafi extremist,...

Sudan Government Suspends Cooperation with IGAD, Stifling Potential Peace

Violation of Sovereignty  The Sudanese government suspended cooperation with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African trade bloc, less than 48 hours before IGAD was set to hold a summit in Uganda partially aimed at ending the war in Sudan on January 18th. Sudan's foreign ministry announced the suspension...

M23 Announces Death of Two Commanders as SADC Begins Operations

What's Happening The M23 rebel group on January 17th announced the deaths of two of their commanders in an assassination carried out by the "Kinshasa regime", meaning the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) military. The two commanders were reportedly killed by a drone strike carried out upon the town...

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