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Stratfor's Fred Burton on Egypt's Security Situation and Intelligence Challenges

In a panel interview on Fox News' DEFCON 3 program, Burton, who is also a former U.S. State Department counterterrorism agent, says he can recall "working cases in Egypt years ago and you would have a tremendous amount of cooperation ... and one thing that frightens me today is I’m not so sure that same kind of liaison exists."

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Greece: Syriza Votes For Party Congress In September

The central committee of Greece's ruling Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, voted July 31 to hold an emergency party congress in September, after the government finalizes a bailout deal with its creditors, Kathimerini reported. Read more…

Russia, Turkey: Turkish Stream Negotiations Suspended

Turkey has suspended talks with Russia over the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Trend reported July 31, citing Haberturk. Read more…

Thailand: Southern Rebels Attack Paramilitary Base

Insurgents attacked a security outpost in southern Thailand’s Yala province on July 31, wounding at least 18 so-called defense volunteers, the Bangkok Post and AFP reported. Read more…

China: Communist Party Expels Guo Boxiong

The Chinese Communist Party expelled former vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, Guo Boxiong, on July 30 over allegations of corruption, Xinhua reported. Read more…

Yemen: Saudi-Backed Forces Recapture Aden Outskirts

Saudi-backed forces loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi pushed back Houthi rebels and took control of the town of Muthalath al-Ilm on the eastern outskirts of Aden as well as the northern neighborhoods of al-Basateen, Ya'wala and Qariat al-Falahi, local officials said, The Daily Star reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Taliban Sources Confirm Leader’s Death

Longtime Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead, unnamed Taliban sources said July 30, Al Jazeera reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Military Reconfigured, 334 Officers Redeployed

Nigerian Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai has approved the redeployment of 334 officers to military units across Nigeria, Premium Times reported July 30. Read more…

Iraq: Oil Flows Resume To Turkish Port

Oil has resumed pumping from Iraq to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on July 30 after the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline was attacked in Turkey's Sirnak province on July 29, Shafaq reported. Read more…

Greece: Tsipras Seeks To Resolve Internal Syriza Rift

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on July 30 called for the ruling Coalition of the Radical Left, or the Syriza party, to hold an emergency congress in September to overcome its internal divisions, Kathimerini reported. Read more…

Russia: Georgia Joins EU Sanctions Against Moscow

Georgia has officially joined the EU sanctions against Russia, a statement on the European Council website said July 30, Interpress News reported. Read more…

Indonesia: Jakarta Mulls Changes To Oil Share Contracts

Indonesia is considering revising the current production sharing contract and is planning on banning contractors working on domestic oil blocks from shipping their shares of production overseas, the Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said July 30, the Jakarta Post reported. Read more…

Kuwait: Islamic State Cell Uncovered, Government Says

Kuwaiti authorities detained several members of what the government says is an Islamic State network July 30, according to an Interior Ministry statement, Kuwait News Agency reported. Read more…

Syria: Jihadists Kidnap 18 U.S.-Trained Rebels

The al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra abducted 18 members of a U.S.-trained rebel group in northern Syria, along with their leaders, on July 28, Anadolu Agency reported July 30. Read more…

Spain: Economy Posts Best Quarter Since 2007

Spain posted its strongest economic growth since 2007 in the second quarter, Spain's National Statistics Institute reported July 30, reported. Read more…

China: Stocks Slide Again Amid Continued Volatility

Chinese stocks slid again July 30 after a volatile day with wild swings in the last hour of trading, Marketwatch reported. Read more…

China: 7 Injured In Guangzhou Knife Attack

Seven people, including children, were injured by a knife-wielding man in the streets of Guangzhou on July 29, South China Morning Post reported July 30, citing the Southern Metropolis News. Read more…

Brazil: Deal Reached To Finance Swedish Fighters

Brazil's Defense Ministry announced July 29 that it had reached a financial deal with the Swedish government to purchase 36 Gripen fighter planes from Saab for $5.4 billion, Reuters reported. Read more…

Mexico: Government Postpones Deep-Water Auction

The Mexican government decided July 29 to delay the planned auctions of deep-water oil exploration and production contracts to September, Pemex Chairman and Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said, Reuters reported. Read more…