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Iraq: Islamic State Launches Counterattack In Fallujah

The Islamic State conducted a counterattack early May 31 against Iraqi government troops and their allies attempting to recapture the city of Fallujah in Anbar province, Iraqi army sources said, BBC reported. Read more…

Syria: Clashes Between Islamic State, Rebels Intensify

Fighting between the Islamic State and rebel forces in Aleppo province intensified May 31, as Islamic State fighters pushed into rebel-held areas in which thousands of civilians are trapped, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, AFP reported. Read more…

Syria, Iraq: 2 U.S. Service Members Wounded

Two U.S. service members were wounded over the weekend beginning May 28 in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said May 31, CNN reported. Read more…

France: Strikes By Air Traffic Controllers Could Disrupt Flights

Strikes by French air traffic controllers scheduled for June 3, June 5 and June 14 could disrupt flights, airlines warned on May 31, The Irish Times reported. Read more…

South Sudan: U.N. Renews Sanctions Against Individuals Hindering Peace Deal

The U.N. Security Council voted on May 31 to renew sanctions against multiple people accused of obstructing a peace deal to end South Sudan's civil war, AP reported. Read more…

Romania: President Stands By Anti-Missile Shield

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis voiced support on May 31 for the U.S. Aegis Ashore missile defense system, which Russia has criticized as an act of aggression by the United States, Sputnik reported. Read more…

Malaysia: 15 Immigration Officers Accused Of Aiding Illegal Travelers

Fifteen Malaysian immigration officers stand accused of sabotaging the country's passport system to allow certain travellers to circumvent background checks, BBC reported May 31. Read more…

Iran: Government Orders Instant Messaging Apps To Store User Data

Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace has ordered that instant messaging apps such as Telegram must store data about users within Iran, BBC reported May 31. Read more…

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