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With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. Read more…

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Somalia: Plane Bomb Likely Concealed In Laptop, Intelligence Officials Say

The bomb that detonated on board a commercial jet above Somalia on Feb. 2 was likely concealed inside a laptop, Somali intelligence officials investigating the incident said Feb. 7, AFP reported. Read more…

North Korea: Pyongyang Planning Another Nuclear Test, Seoul Says

North Korea is preparing to carry out another underground nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials, Yonhap reported Feb. 8. Read more…

Koreas: Warning Shots Fired At North Korean Patrol Boat

The South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that allegedly crossed the two countries’ disputed maritime border Feb. 8, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry, AFP reported. Read more…

Tunisia: First Part Of Barrier Along Libyan Border Complete

Tunisia completed the first part of a 200-kilometer (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, designed to deter terrorism, security forces said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

Spain: Police Arrest Suspected Members Of Jihadist Groups

Spanish police have arrested seven people with suspected links to the Islamic State and other jihadist groups, officials said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

Algeria: Parliament Adopts Constitutional Reforms

Algeria's parliament adopted a package of constitutional reforms Feb. 7, authorities said, AFP reported. Read more…

Turkey: Aid Trucks Enter Syria To Assist Aleppo Refugees

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Feb. 7 to deliver food and supplies to tens of thousands of people fleeing the city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Reuters reported. Read more…

North Korea: U.N. Security Council To Meet After Missile Launch

The U.N. Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting following North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, officials said Feb. 7, BBC reported. Read more…

UAE: Leaders Prepared To Send Troops To Syria, Minister Says

The United Arab Emirates is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Feb. 7, AP reported. Read more…

North Korea: Missile Launch Detected

North Korea has launched a missile, U.S. defense officials confirmed Feb. 7, Reuters reported. Read more…

North Korea: Pyongyang Moves Up Alleged Missile Launch

The North Korean government announced Feb. 6 that it plans to launch a rocket carrying a satellite between Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, according to the Japanese government, BBC reported. Read more…

Argentina: Government Makes Offer To Creditors

Argentina's government has offered to pay a total of $6.5 billion to the foreign holders of $9 billion in bonds, mediator Daniel Pollack said Feb. 6, AFP reported. Read more…

Pakistan: Suicide Bomber Attacks Quetta Military Convoy

A suicide bomber riding a bicycle attacked a government paramilitary convoy Feb. 6 in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, killing at least nine people and injuring 35 others, witnesses said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Taiwan: Government Responds To Earthquake

Rescue workers in the southeastern city of Tainan are still looking through the remains of several apartment buildings that collapsed Feb. 5 following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, BBC reported. Read more…

Somalia: Military Retakes Key Port

African Union forces and the Somali military pushed al Shabaab out of the southern port city of Merca on Feb. 6 after militants took control of the city Feb. 5, according to local residents, BBC reported. Read more…

Syria: Any Saudi Incursion Would Violate Sovereignty, Government Says

Damascus would treat any Saudi ground incursion into any part of Syria as a violation of sovereignty, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said Feb. 6, Reuters reported. Read more…

EU: Commission Accepts Portugal's 2016 Budget

The European Commission accepted Portugal's months-delayed 2016 budget proposal, Publico reported Feb. 5. Read more…

Mali: Militants Attack U.N. Forces In Timbuktu

A militant attack on a U.N. compound in Timbuktu housing Nigerian peacekeepers and a military checkpoint outside the city Feb. 5 left at least three attackers and one Malian soldier dead, BBC Africa reported. Read more…

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Annual Forecast 2016Free

With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the world. Read more…