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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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Turkey: PKK Kills 2 In Police Station Attack, Army Says

A Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suicide attack in eastern Turkey killed two Turkish troops and wounded 31, the army said Aug. 2, BBC reported. Read more…

Yemen: Prime Minister Returns To Aden

Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and six of his ministers returned to Aden on Aug. 1 from exile in Saudi Arabia under the protection of Saudi troops to meet with loyalist forces in Lahj and Abyan provinces, Xinhua reported. Read more…

Venezuela: Troops Suppress Riots in San Felix

One man was killed and 15 people were arrested when a group of people looted grocery stores and attacked state-owned vehicles in San Felix, Bolivar state, Ultimas Noticias reported July 31. Read more…

Syria: Airstrikes Target Group Suspected Of Abducting U.S.-Trained Rebels

Fighter jets, thought to be part of the U.S.-led alliance, targeted the al Qaeda-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra near the town of Azaz, north of Aleppo, on July 31, Reuters reported. Read more…

China: 2022 Olympics Awarded To Beijing

Beijing was awarded the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on July 31, becoming the first-ever city to host both the summer and the winter games, the New York Times reported Read more…

Turkey: Enlistment Increases Following Attacks

According to the Turkish army, applications to fight terrorism have increased with the recent attacks in the country, Hurriyet Daily News reported July 31. Read more…

Moldova: New Prime Minster Takes Office, Pledges EU Integration

Moldova’s new prime minister, Valeriu Strelet, took office July 31 and called for the country to continue to integrate with the European Union, EU Observer reported. Read more…

Sri Lanka: Gunmen Open Fire On Campaign Event

At least one person was killed and another 13 were injured when gunmen opened fire at an election event in the Sri Lankan capital on July 31, Ada Derana and the Daily Mirror reported. Read more…

China: Anti-Corruption Campaign Nabs 4 More Officials

China’s ongoing anti-corruption campaign netted four more officials on July 31 — five total over the past two days — Xinhua and the South China Morning Post reported. Read more…

Europe: Eurozone Unemployment Remains Stable

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the eurozone was 11.1 percent in June, stable compared to May and down slightly from a year earlier, according to figures released by Eurostat on July 31. Read more…

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…

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