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Colombia: ELN Opposes FARC Deal

Leader of the Colombian militant group National Liberation Army (ELN) Nicolas Rodrigues Bautista said Aug. 28 that the group disagrees with the essence of the peace deal struck between the Colombian government and militant group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Wradio reported Aug. 28. Read more…

Syria: Turkey To Continue Targeting YPG If No Retreat, Foreign Minister Says

Turkish forces will continue targeting the People's Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, if the group fails to retreat east of the Euphrates River, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Aug. 29, Daily Star reported. Read more…

Uzbekistan: President In Intensive Care, Daughter Says

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been placed in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage, according to a social media post from the president’s daughter on Aug. 29. Read more…

Yemen: Islamic State Claims Deadly Suicide Attack

At least 54 people were killed in a suicide bombing Aug. 29 at a militia compound in the southern Yemen city of Aden, local officials and the Yemeni Health Ministry said, Reuters and BBC reported, citing Amaq. Read more…

China: Communist Party Appoints New Party Secretary In Tibet

The Chinese Communist Party appointed a new Party secretary on Aug. 28 to run Tibet, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Turkish-Backed Rebels Seek To Take Manbij, Commander Says

A Syrian rebel commander said Aug. 28 that Turkish-backed rebels aim to capture Manbij in northern Syria from Kurdish-allied forces, Reuters reported. Read more…

Uzbekistan: President Taken To Hospital

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to a hospital, the government said Aug. 28, amid rumors that he is seriously ill, BBC reported. Read more…

Gabon: Opposition Candidate Claims Victory In Presidential Election

Opposition candidate Jean Ping on Aug. 28 proclaimed himself the winner of the first round of Gabon's presidential election, 20 Minutes reported Read more…

Russia: Ban On Charter Flights To Turkey Lifted

Russia lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey on Aug. 28, the government said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Japan: Prime Minister Promises $30 Billion For Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Aug. 27 that Japan would provide $30 billion to Africa over the next three years for education, health care and infrastructure, Reuters reported. Read more…

South Korea: North Threatens To Shoot DMZ Lighting Equipment

The North Korean military said Aug. 26 that it would shoot lighting equipment set up by South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone, AP reported. Read more…

U.K.: On Brexit, Prime Minister To Skip Parliamentary Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 and Brexit talks without calling a vote in Parliament, an anonymous government source said, The Telegraph reported Aug. 27. Read more…

Syria: Turkish Airstrikes Allegedly Target Kurdish-Aligned Militants

A militant group affiliated with the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces claimed Aug. 27 that Turkish airstrikes targeted its ammunition dump in Kivircik, Syria, south of Jarabulus, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: Baghdad Threatens To Sell Oil Via Iran

The Iraqi government is considering a plan to market its crude oil through Iran if talks between the State Oil Marketing Organization and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) fall through, Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Mexico: Government Makes Major Concession To Protesting Teachers

Mexico's National Institute for Education Evaluation has suspended teacher evaluations for all teachers except those who failed examinations in 2015, El Financiero reported Aug. 25. Read more…

Philippines: Government Agrees To Indefinite Truce With Communist Rebels

The Philippine government and communist rebels on Aug. 26 signed an indefinite extension to a cease-fire to facilitate talks on a peace deal, Rappler reported. Read more…

Turkey: At Least 8 Police Officers Killed In Car Bombing

A car bomb attack Aug. 26 on a checkpoint in southeast Turkey killed at least eight police officers and wounded 45 people, Anadolu Agency reported. Read more…

North Korea: Military Alert Raised To Highest Level

North Korea's military has raised its alert posture to its highest level in response to an annual joint military drill between South Korea and the United States, an unnamed South Korean official said Aug. 26, Yonhap reported. Read more…