Situation/Intelligence Reports

Yemen: World Powers Support U.N. Resolution On Arms Embargo

The foreign ministers from the G-7 coalition of leading industrial countries expressed support for a U.N. Security Council resolution that makes arms sales to Houthi militants in Yemen illegal, Sputnik news reported April 15. Read more…

Iraq: Islamic State Seizes 3 Villages

Early April 15 the Islamic State seized three villages just east of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, and attacked three more to the northeast, AP reported. Read more…

Greece: IMF Mentions A Grexit For First Time Since Bailout

An official from the International Monetary Fund has spoken about the possibility of Greece leaving the eurozone for the first time since international creditors bailed out the country, Independent Balkan News Agency reported April 15. Read more…

Italy: Disagreement On Immigration Heats Up

The Italian Interior Ministry ordered regional prefects to find emergency housing for migrants arriving by boat, inspiring the condemnation of opposition parties, The Local reported April 15. Read more…

EU: Google Formally Accused Of Abuse

The European Union’s antitrust chief formally accused Google on April 15 of abusing its dominance in web searches to divert traffic to its own products and services, The New York Times reported. Read more…

U.S.: Greek Finance Minister Will Not Hold Bilateral Talks With President Obama

White House officials and Greek Embassy contacts confirmed to Stratfor that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis does not have any bilateral meetings scheduled with President Barack Obama on April 16. Read more…

Iran: U.S. Senate Passes Bill On Right To Reject Nuclear Deal

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed a bill April 14 that would give Congress the right to vote in order to reject or approve a potential agreement with Iran to remove sanctions in exchange for Tehran dismantling much of its nuclear infrastructure, the Associated Press reported. Read more…

U.S.: Cuba Removed From State Sponsor Of Terrorism List

U.S. President Barack Obama has given Congress the required reports and certifications to take Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, AP reported April 14. Read more…

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