Situation/Intelligence Reports

Tunisia: Terrorist Cell Broken Up

Tunisian authorities broke up a jihadist cell plotting attacks in the capital, Tunis, a security source said Nov. 16, Reuters reported. Read more…

France: Former Economy Minister Announces Presidential Bid

Former French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron announced on Nov. 16 his candidacy for the French presidency, BBC reported. Read more…

Russia: After Executive Order, Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC Founding Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on Nov. 16 officially withdrawing Moscow's signature from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Reuters reported. Read more…

Turkey: Military Will Add More Than 30,000 Personnel Over Next 4 Years

Turkey is planning to add more than 30,000 personnel to its armed forces over the coming four years, a Defense Ministry official said Nov. 16, Reuters reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 4 Security Forces

At least four Afghan security forces were killed and 11 were wounded Nov. 16 in Kabul when a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle, AP reported. Read more…

Hong Kong: High Court Disqualifies 2 Pro-Independence Lawmakers

Hong Kong's high court has issued a ruling in the case of two pro-independence legislators, disqualifying the two from assuming their seats in parliament, BBC reported Nov. 15. Read more…

Israel: New Ambassador To Turkey Named, As Countries Strengthen Relations

Israel has named Eitan Naeh as its new ambassador to Turkey, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative said Nov. 15, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: U.S. Secretary Of State Announces New Cessation of Hostilities

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Nov. 15 that two of the main parties in Yemen's civil war – Houthi rebels and the rival Saudi-led coalition – have agreed to a cessation of hostilities beginning Nov. 17, Reuters reported. Read more…

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