Situation/Intelligence Reports

U.S.: Senate Approves Montenegro Joining NATO

The U.S. Senate approved Montenegro's bid to join NATO on March 28, the Financial Times reported March 29. Read more…

Libya, Italy: Nearly 150 Migrants Drown After Boat Sinks

Nearly 150 migrants drowned after a rubber boat they were traveling in sank recently in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said March 29, Reuters reported Read more…

Malaysia, China: Committee On Defense And Security Established

Malaysia and China agreed March 29 to establish a high-level committee on defense and security, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said, The Star Online reported. Read more…

Sudan: Senior British Delegation To Visit Khartoum

A senior British delegation will visit Khartoum this week, including top leadership for Africa within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Sudan Tribune reported March 29. Read more…

Ukraine: Polish Consulate In Lutsk Attacked

The Polish consulate in the western Ukrainian town of Lutsk was attacked overnight March 29, a statement from Ukraine's SBU security service said, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Read more…

China, Philippines: Bilateral Talks On Maritime Dispute To Be Held In May

China and the Philippines will hold direct bilateral talks on their maritime dispute in the South China Sea in May, Philippine officials said March 29, Today Online reported. Read more…

Jordan: 2017 Arab League Leaders' Summit Begins

The 2017 Arab League Leaders' Summit opened in Jordan on March 29, with leaders from around the Arab world gathering for two days of talks on a number of issues, Gulf News reported. Read more…

Turkey: Suspected PKK Bomb Attacks Rock Izmir Province

Militants believed to be with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detonated two bombs in Turkey’s Izmir province on March 29, Hurriyet reported. Read more…

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