Situation/Intelligence Reports

Yemen: Islamic State Claims Deadly Suicide Attack

At least 54 people were killed in a suicide bombing Aug. 29 at a militia compound in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, local officials and the Yemeni Health Ministry said, Reuters and BBC reported, citing Amaq. Read more…

China: Communist Party Appoints New Party Secretary In Tibet

The Chinese Communist Party appointed a new Party secretary on Aug. 28 to run Tibet, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Turkish-Backed Rebels Seek To Take Manbij, Commander Says

A Syrian rebel commander said Aug. 28 that Turkish-backed rebels aim to capture Manbij in northern Syria from Kurdish-allied forces, Reuters reported. Read more…

Uzbekistan: President Taken To Hospital

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to a hospital, the government said Aug. 28, amid rumors that he is seriously ill, BBC reported. Read more…

Gabon: Opposition Candidate Claims Victory In Presidential Election

Opposition candidate Jean Ping on Aug. 28 proclaimed himself the winner of the first round of Gabon's presidential election, 20 Minutes reported Read more…

Russia: Ban On Charter Flights To Turkey Lifted

Russia lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey on Aug. 28, the government said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Japan: Prime Minister Promises $30 Billion For Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Aug. 27 that Japan would provide $30 billion to Africa over the next three years for education, health care and infrastructure, Reuters reported. Read more…

South Korea: North Threatens To Shoot DMZ Lighting Equipment

The North Korean military said Aug. 26 that it would shoot lighting equipment set up by South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone, AP reported. Read more…

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