Situation/Intelligence Reports

U.S.: 2nd Aircraft Carrier Enters Mediterranean Sea

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower entered the Mediterranean Sea on June 13, making it the second aircraft carrier currently in the area, a U.S. Navy statement said, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.N.: Fijian Representative Elected President Of U.N. General Assembly

Fiji's permanent representative to the United Nations, Peter Thomson, was elected on June 13 as the next president of the U.N. General Assembly, Reuters reported. Read more…

Iraq: U.S. Conducts First Apache Helicopter Strike Against Islamic State

The United States carried out a strike against the Islamic State with an Apache attack helicopter on June 13, marking the first time the powerful helicopter has been used to target the militant group since President Barack Obama authorized its use in Iraq in back in April, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Cambodia: Prime Minister Dismisses EU Aid Threat

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissed a recent resolution June 13 by the European Union calling for an end to judicial harassment of the government's adversaries in the country, chiding EU officials for trying to coerce him in areas of domestic politics, Reuters reported. Read more…

Bangladesh: Police Continue Crackdown On Islamists

Police in Bangladesh continued a large-scale crackdown on Islamists in the country, arresting nearly 120 alleged militants and bringing the total number of suspects arrested in a little more than a week to more than 8,000, a police officer said June 13, Reuters reported. Read more…

France: Police Carry Out Controlled Explosion Ahead Of Soccer Match

French security forces carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package discovered at the Stade de France on June 13, two hours before a soccer match between Ireland and Sweden, RT reported. Read more…

India: Military Issues Alert Following Cyber Attack By Chinese Group

India's military issued a statement warning against cyber attacks carried out by a Chinese group called Suckfly, which is based in the western Chinese region of Chengdu, Times of India reported June 13. Read more…

U.K.: Brexit Worries Reverberate Through Global Financial Markets

Worries over the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union sent ripples through global financial markets on June 13, days after a poll released June 10 showed the camp in favor of quitting the bloc ahead by 10 points, Reuters and The Guardian reported. Read more…

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