Situation/Intelligence Reports

India: Coast Guard Apprehends Pakistani Boat Off Coast Of Gujarat

The Indian coast guard Oct. 2 apprehended a Pakistani boat and its nine crew members off the coast of the western Indian state of Gujarat, All India Radio said, Xinhua reported. Read more…

Israel: Police Arrest 6 Palestinians Suspected Of Joining Islamic State

Israeli authorities have charged six Palestinians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State and of plotting attacks, police said Oct. 2, Al Arabiya reported. Read more…

Ukraine: Military, Separatists Pull Back In Zolote

The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have announced a pullback from the frontline city of Zolote as part of a demilitarization deal agreed to last month, RFE/RL reported Oct. 2. Read more…

Turkey: Police Detain Brother Of Fethullah Gulen

Turkish police have reportedly detained the brother of Fethullah Gulen, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government continues its purge of the U.S.-based cleric's supporters following a failed coup, AFP reported Oct. 2. Read more…

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Releases 3 Indonesian Hostages

Three Indonesian hostages have been released in the southern Philippines after being held by the militant group Abu Sayyaf for three months, The New York Time reported Oct. 2. Read more…

Haiti, Jamaica: Warnings For Hurricane Matthew Issued

Hurricane Matthew continued moving across the Caribbean toward Haiti and Jamaica on Oct. 2, the New York Times reported. Read more…

U.K.: Talks To Leave EU Will Begin March 2017, Prime Minister Says

Britain's formal talks on quitting the European Union will begin by the end of March, Prime Minister Theresa May said Oct. 2 ahead of her Conservative party's convention, The New York Times reported. Read more…

Germany: Chancellor Cannot Bail Out Deutsche Bank, German Media Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote Oct. 1, Reuters reported. Read more…

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