Situation/Intelligence Reports

Ukraine: Civilian Woman First Killed Since Cease-Fire Declaration

A Ukrainian woman was killed in the eastern city of Mariupol on Sept. 7, the first civilian death since a cease-fire was declared Sept. 5, Voice of America reported.

Saudi Arabia: Fence Under Construction Along Border With Iraq

Saudi Arabia is constructing a fence along its border with Iraq to keep out security threats and smugglers, King Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz said, RIA Novosti reported Sept. 7.

Iraq: Arab League Vows To Confront Islamic State

Foreign Ministers of Arab League nations vowed to take all necessary measures to oppose the Islamic State at a meeting in Cairo, Reuters reported Sept. 7.

Russia: Europe Votes To Expand Sanctions

EU leaders agreed to expand the sanctions against Russia to include more credit restrictions and export bans on Russian companies in addition to travel bans and asset freezes on Russian officials, Sky News reported Sept. 7.

Iraq: U.S. Military Expands Air Operations To Anbar Province

U.S. planes bombed Islamic State militants near the Haditha Dam in western Iraq, expanding military operations west to the Anbar province, Bloomberg reported Sept. 7.

Myanmar: Parliamentary By-Election Cancelled

Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sept. 7 announced it has cancelled the by-election to fill 35 seats that was scheduled later this year, AP reported.

U.S.: Obama Says Military To Help Fight Ebola In Africa

U.S. military personnel will help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa by providing security for medical personnel and by setting up isolation units for infected people, President Barack Obama said, France 24 reported Sept. 7.

Iran: Tehran Denies Reports Of Agreement On Number Of Centrifuges

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied media reports that Tehran had reached an agreement with Washington to reduce its number of centrifuges to 7,000, IRNA reported Sept. 7.


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