Situation/Intelligence Reports

Iraq: President To Visit Saudi Arabia

Iraqi President Fouad Massoum will visit Saudi Arabia on Nov. 11 as the jihadist threat forces the two neighbors to put their differences aside, AFP reported Nov. 10.

Japan, China: Leaders Meet In Person For First Time

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing for the first time since coming to power and amid tension between the two countries over territorial disputes in the East China Sea, Channel News Asia reported Nov. 10.

Afghanistan: Bombings Kill Policemen

Bombings by the Taliban in three Afghani cities Nov. 10 killed at least 10 policemen, officials say, Reuters reported Nov. 10.

China, South Korea: Leaders Announce Free Trade Agreement

Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun Hye have agreed on a free trade agreement that will remove tariffs on most goods over the next 20 years, South China Morning Post reported Nov. 10.

Iran: Nuclear Negotiations Continue To Second Day

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton concluded a third round of talks in Oman on Nov. 10 ahead of another round of talks scheduled for the same afternoon, AFP reported.

Spain: Vast Majority Vote "Yes" To Catalan Independence

Preliminary results show more than 80 percent of voters in Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain, voted "yes" to independence from Spain in a non-binding consultation, The Local reported Nov. 10.

India: 21 Members Inducted To The Council Of Ministers

As the Indian government prepares to fast track reforms to help the economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 members to the Council of Ministers on Nov. 9, Hindustan Times reported.

Nigeria: School Assembly Hit By Blast

At least 20 students were reportedly killed and several others injured when a bomb exploded at a school assembly in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum, BBC reported Nov. 10.

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