Situation/Intelligence Reports

Turkey: Israeli Energy Minister Visits For Pipeline Discussions

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz visited Turkey on Oct. 13, the first ministerial visit by an Israeli official since relations between the two countries broke down in 2010, Reuters reported. Read more…

Russia: Completes S-300 Missile System Delivery To Iran

Russia has completed the delivery of its S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system to Iran, the Russian state arms export agency said Oct. 13, RIA and Reuters reported. Read more…

Thailand: King Dies, Crown Prince To Succeed

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej died Oct. 13, according to a palace announcement. Read more…

Yemen: U.S. Strikes Destroy Radar Sites

U.S. military strikes destroyed three radar sites in Houthi-controlled areas along Yemen's Red Sea coast early Oct. 13, the Pentagon said in a statement. Read more…

Yemen: Another U.S. Navy Ship Is Targeted By Missile Attack

For the second time in four days, a U.S. navy ship has been targeted by two missiles fired from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Reuters reported Oct. 12. Read more…

U.S., Russia: Kerry, Lavrov To Meet Over Syrian Conflict

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland on Oct. 15 to discuss the conflict in Syria, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Oct. 12, Reuters reported. Read more…

India: 3-Day Standoff In Kashmir Ends

A three-day standoff between militants and Indian forces in Kashmir ended Oct. 12, after government forces killed two fighters holed up inside a damaged building, Indian army sources said, AP reported. Read more…

Burundi: Parliament Votes To Withdraw From ICC

Burundi's parliament voted on Oct. 12 to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), with the vast majority of lawmakers voting in favor of the move, Reuters reported. Read more…

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