Situation/Intelligence Reports

China: Missing Helicopter Crashed At Zhujiajian Island

A helicopter operated by China's State Oceanic Administration crashed at Zhujiajian Island in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, CCTV News reported June 7. Read more…

Turkey: 4 Detained For Questioning Over Istanbul Car Bomb Attack

Turkish security forces have detained four people for questioning in relation to a car bomb attack in Istanbul on June 7, AP and Turkish state media reported. Read more…

France: U.K. Warns Of Possible Attacks At Euro 2016 Soccer Championship

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned soccer fans that stadiums and other venues could be targets for terrorist attacks during the upcoming Union of European Football Associations Euro 2016 soccer championship in France from June 10 to July 10, Sputnik reported June 7. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Cabinet Approves National Transformation Program

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet approved late on June 6 the country's National Transformation Program, a five-year economic blueprint that falls under the country's larger Vision 2030 reforms, Asharq al-Awsat reported June 7. Read more…

Nigeria: Government Looks To Hold Talks With Militants

Nigeria's government will attempt to begin a dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group responsible for a string of attacks in the Niger Delta region during recent weeks, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said, Reuters reported June 7. Read more…

Poland: Large-Scale NATO Exercise Begins

A NATO exercise that includes 31,000 soldiers from 18 NATO members and five partner countries began in Poland on June 7, Radio Poland reported. Read more…

Lebanon: Hezbollah Conducts Offensive Near Syria

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah staged an assault against al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra near the Lebanon-Syria border June 6, Almasdar News reported. Read more…

North Korea: U.S., China Determined To Fully Enforce Sanctions, Kerry Says

Washington and Beijing are determined to fully enforce sanctions against North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said June 7 during a visit to Beijing, Yonhap reported. Read more…

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