Situation/Intelligence Reports

Italy: Renzi Resigns

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi officially resigned on Dec. 7, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Western Powers Call For Aleppo Cease-Fire

Western powers including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Canada issued a joint statement Dec. 7 calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, AP reported. Read more…

Ghana: Voters Head To Polls For Presidential Vote

Voters in Ghana head to the polls Dec. 7 to cast their votes in the country's presidential election, which pits incumbent President John Dramani Mahama against main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo and several other candidates, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Rebels Withdraw From Aleppo's Old City As Government Advance Continues

Rebels withdrew from Aleppo's old city overnight Dec. 7, allowing Syrian government forces and their allies to move into an area that had long been an opposition bastion in the city, The Guardian reported. Read more…

U.K.: Prime Minister Agrees To Publish Brexit Plan Before Triggering Article 50

British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Dec. 6 that her government would publish its Brexit plan before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would formally set the process in motion, The Independent reported Dec. 7. Read more…

Indonesia: Earthquake Rocks Northern Sumatra

An earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Dec. 7, killing dozens of people and injuring many others, government agencies said, New York Times reported. Read more…

Pakistan: Plane Crashes In North, Survivors Unlikely

A commercial plane crashed in northern Pakistan on Dec. 7, officials from Pakistan International Airlines said, Al Jazeera reported. Read more…

Uzbekistan: New President's First Foreign Visit Will Be To Russia

The first foreign visit for newly elected Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will be to Russia, a senior Uzbek government source said, Izvestia reported Dec. 7. Read more…

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