Situation/Intelligence Reports

Iran: U.S. Imposes New Sanctions

The United States imposed a new round of sanctions on individuals and entities tied to Iran's nuclear and missile programs on Aug. 29, the U.S. Treasury Department said, AFP reported.

U.K.: Terror Threat Elevated To Severe

The government in the United Kingdom raised the international terror threat level to "severe" Aug. 29 because of events in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May said, BBC reported.

Senegal: First Ebola Case Confirmed

Senegal has confirmed its first case of Ebola virus, Heath Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck said Aug. 29, Reuters reported.

China: First Private Energy Company Granted Import Quota

China's Guanghui Energy Co., through subsidiary Xinjiang Guanghui Petroleum, received a 200,000 ton 2014 import quota this week to become the first private company to obtain a crude oil import license, according to an Aug. 28 regulatory filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Xinhua reported Aug. 29.

Norway: Cyber Attack Targets Energy Sector

Hackers have targeted over 300 Norwegian oil and energy companies, according to Local, Sophos' Naked Security reported Aug. 28.

Libya: Interim Government Resigns

The interim Libyan government led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani resigned lat Aug. 28 after the Tripoli-based General National Congress appointed a rival, Islamist government, Now Media reported Aug. 29.

Pakistan: Army Chief To Mediate Between Protesters, Sharif

Pakistan's government on Aug. 28 asked Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to help defuse the political crisis due to ongoing protests by opposition leaders, sources said Dawn reported.

Ukraine: Donetsk Republic To Provide Corridor For Surrounded Troops

Leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic have agreed to provide safe passage to troops loyal to Kiev, Itar-Tass reported Aug. 29.


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