Situation/Intelligence Reports

Lebanon: Presidential Election Postponed Again

The Lebanese parliament again failed to elect a new president on April 2, The Daily Star reported. Read more…

Iraq: Security Forces Reclaim Salahuddin Province

Iraqi security forces have fully expelled Islamic State fighters from Tikrit city and from the wider Salahuddin province, Shafaq News reported April 2, citing Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi. Read more…

Yemen: Al-Houthis Storm Maasheeq Palace

Al-Houthi militants have stormed the Maasheeq palace in Aden, a group of colonial-era buildings overlooking the Arabian Sea, BBC reported April 2. Read more…

Iran: Deal With U.S. Before July Deadline Still Possible

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran hoped to reach a deal with the United States before the July 1 deadline, Islamic Republic News Agency reported April 2. Read more…

Syria: Tunisia Plans To Reopen Consulate

Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche announced April 2 that Tunisia plans to reopen a consulate office in Syria, Reuters reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attack Kills 9 Soldiers From Chad

In northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants killed nine Chadian soldiers and wounded 16 others April 1, New Vision reported April 2, citing a Chadian military spokesman. Read more…

Poland: Banks Face Deposit War, Board Member Says

Poland’s banks are at risk of significant deposit outflows because low interest rates may push customers to seek returns beyond bank deposits, Poland’s central bank board member Malgorzata Zaleska said, Warsaw Voice reported April 2. Read more…

Germany: Lender Challenges European Central Bank Supervision

Landeskreditbank Baden-Wurttemberg, a small German lender, has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice challenging the supervision of the European Central Bank, The Wall Street Journal reported April 2. Read more…

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