Situation/Intelligence Reports

EU, Canada: Delayed Free Trade Agreement Is Signed

The European Union and the Canadian government signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Oct. 30, Reuters reported. Read more…

Egypt: Sinai Attack Kills Senior Military Officer

A senior Egyptian military officer, Col. Rami Hassanein, and one soldier were killed Oct. 29 in a targeted roadside bomb attack outside Sheikh Zuweid in the northern Sinai peninsula, Reuters reported. Read more…

South Korea: Demonstrations Call For Presidential Resignation

Around 12,000 demonstrators in Seoul gathered Oct. 29 to demand the resignation of President Park Geun Hye, AP reported. Read more…

Yemen: Exiled President Rejects Peace Plan

Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabboh Mansour Hadi rejected a U.N. peace plan Oct. 29 following a Riyadh meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Saba reported. Read more…

Spain: Mariano Rajoy Voted Prime Minister

Mariano Rajoy of the center-right People's Party won a second round vote of confidence Oct. 29 to become the prime minister, according to The Spain Report. Read more…

Iraq: Shiite Militias Begin Advance West Of Mosul

Government-aligned Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces began an offensive Oct. 29 to clear the Islamic State from villages west of Mosul with the goal of capturing Tal Afar, a militant representative said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Montenegro: Russian Visit To Serbia Tied To Mysterious Deportations

Kommersant sources said that Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev's Oct. 25 surprise visit to Serbia was tied to the earlier deportation of Russian citizens, according to an Oct. 28 report. Read more…

South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Reportedly Allowed Access To Scarborough Shoal

The Chinese coast guard has begun allowing some groups of Philippine fishermen access to the disputed Scarborough Shoal, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Oct. 28. Read more…

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