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US-Taliban negotiators return to Doha amid hopes for a peace deal and France, nabs 5 suspects planning attacks on G7 summit in Biarritz
Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Bahrain becomes the first Gulf state to Join US, UK coalition against Iran and Colombia laments the lack of aid for growing Venezuela migration crisis and more...

Yemeni air defense forces have shot down a US-built, Saudi-led, MQ9 Reaper drone in the skies over Dhamar
Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Military Brief: Between Pakistan and India, cross border firing kills 6 Indian soldiers, and in South Africa, the Kwazulu natal municipal speaker survives 11 gunshots to his vehicle in assassination attempt and more...

Cairo, Egypt declares a water emergency as a precaution due to a decline in water flow
Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: Brazilian space research agency says fires in the rainforest rose 83%, amid increased deforestation and in the US, the 2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill was significantly larger than initially reported and more...

South Korean report on Japan tells of higher levels of radiation found in processed foods imported near Fukushima and more
Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Chile, agricultural exports to the United States are dropping due to drought and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa may be the world's second-largest sulphur dioxide emissions hotspot and more...

Afghan forces foil a rocket attack against the presidential palace and defense ministry in Kabul and more
Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Northern Ireland, a bomb detonates near the border and in Iraq, the Former Islamic State’s ‘military emir’ has been eliminated and more...

Turkmenistan hosts the world's 1st Caspian Economic Forum focused on boosting industry, trade and tourism and more
Tue, 20 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Brazil and Paraguay's 650KM border surveillance program nears completion and Somalia's Kismayo airport refused to allow an Ethiopian airplane to land and more...

Foreign Affairs Canada says 'plans are in place' to assist Canadian citizens in Hong Kong and Britain signs order to scrap all EU laws after Brexit and more
Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Millions of Muslims risk being stripped of citizenship in India and declared 'foreign migrants' and Russia is ready to discuss missile issues with US and more...

Syrian government troops enter terrorists-held Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib and more
Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Afghanistan, the Taliban’s shadow district chief, his deputy and other militants killed in Logar airstrike and in Angola, at least 108 thousand kilometres of roads have been cleared of landmines and more...

Pipeline rupture sends 40,000 litres of crude oil into Alberta creek and more
Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest, and Singapore PM Lee says it could cost S$100 billion or more to protect Singapore against rising sea levels, and more...

EU Commission President Juncker is hospitalized for urgent surgery, and in Niger, the US begins intelligence flights at a new air base and more
Sun, 18 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: China rebukes the United State's suggestion to sit down for talks with Hong Kong protesters, and Austria shelves a German spy probe after running out of leads and more...

Heavy downpours paralyses Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar in Turkey kills one and more
Sun, 18 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: Russia, and Iran, the governments cite ‘ecological concerns’ in opposing Trans-Caspian pipeline, and an unprecedented Alaskan heatwave ‘kills thousands of fish’ and more ...

At least 40 are killed, and over 100 Injured from an attack at a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan and more
Sun, 18 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Colombia, a bomb, and illegal valves damage the Transandino pipeline, and Yemen rebel attack sparks 'limited' fire at a Saudi gas plant and more...

India hints at ending ‘No First Use’ nuclear weapons policy and more
Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: In Iran, the UN demands freedom for detained Iranian anti-mandatory hijab activists, and Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan may create a Central Asian Schengen, unified travel policy and more...

United States Coast Guard reports an oil spill in southern Louisiana and more
Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In North Korea, a uranium plant may be sending toxic waste into the Ryesong river and in Canada, power is restored after a small earthquake hits southeastern Saskatchewan and more...

United Nations say that the Libyan National Army has launched '37 attacks on health facilities' and more
Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Military Brief: Police kill 4 who tried to assassinate official in Mogadishu, and in Iraq, Peshmerga forces foil an ISIS attack in disputed area of Khanaqin and more...

Latvia's 6th largest bank, PNB banka will be shut down by the European central bank and more
Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: The US puts China's largest state-owned nuclear company and it's subsidiaries on the Entity List to ban exports, and say Russia stole U.S. hypersonic missile tech to make nuclear advances and more...

Chile is trying to recover the country's national animal, the shy Huemul deer and more
Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Ireland, 30 bee species face extinction despite a €1bn green scheme, and the New Administrative Capital of Egypt will soon be home to Africa's first vertical forest and more...

Cross border Indian firing kills 3 Pakistani soldiers and more.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Libya flights from Mitiga airport are suspended after deadly rocket fire, and Syrian missile defense forces repel a rocket attack that was launched from the airspace of Lebanon and more ...

In Syria, an air force Sukhoi-22 jet is missing, and reportedly shot down by rebel forces near the town of Khan Shaykhun and more
Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Military Brief: Turkish drones start operating in N. Syria as a safe zone is being created, and Afghan special forces kill Taliban’s chief of terror operations in Patkhab and more...

Norway detects radioactive iodine by the Russian border days after the blast and more
Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Japan, the government urges more than 300,000 people to evacuate as Typhoon Krosa disrupts transportation and France bans electric pulse fishing and more...

In Guyana, The World’s Newest Petrostate Isn’t Ready for a Tsunami of Cash After Windfall Discoveries and more
Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: The Cameroon ambassador to Ethiopia Found Dead in Addis Ababa, and China requests a UN Security Council meeting to address Kashmir and more...

Child Soldiers and Deaths Surge in Mali as Violence Worsens and more.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Military Brief: Truce in Libya is over as fighting around Tripoli resumes, and Afghan police foils an IED bombing on the West side of Kabul city and more...

In Australia, Pacific Minister Hawke says island nations must respect economic reliance on coal, and more.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Serbia, and Kosovo, are urged to ease tensions by NATO countries and in Nicaragua, Cuban agents pose as tourists, and work to prevent the downfall of the Ortega-Murillo regime and more ...

In the USA, a new study found traces of plastic in over 90% of rainwater samples across Colorado and more.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: The world's supply of bananas may be in trouble as a devastating fungus is spreading, and in Vietnam, heavy rain triggers a ‘trash slide’ in Da Lat and more ...

U.S. Envoy To North Korea Favored As Next Ambassador To Russia and more.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Pakistan may redeploy troops from Afghan border to Kashmir, and a surge in arrests of foreign teachers reported as China pushes to clean up education system and more...

Russia says Radiation Levels Rose by 4-16 Times in City After Accident and more.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: China allocates 300M yuan for Typhoon Lekima relief after it leaves 49 dead, and 21 missing, and in Indonesia, acute respiratory infection cases in South Sumatra reach over 270,000 and more...

Yemeni Houthis Fighters Carry Out A Drone Attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport and more.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019

Military Brief: US Army brigade uses mini drones for first time in Afghanistan, and an explosion was heard in northern Gaza, two drones spotted crossing to Israel...

Iranian Navy chief Tangsiri warns Israel may ‘spark a war’ if it joins US-led flotilla in Persian Gulf and more
Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: In Russia, the government demands Google delete anti-government protest videos from YouTube and in Hong Kong, the airport cancels all Monday flights over protests and more...

In France, ongoing drought has 83 out of 96 mainland departments on water restrictions, and more.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: Hundreds rush to save a 1,000 hectares of rice paddies following downpours in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, and 14 Regions are at risk of Extreme Forest Fire in Bulgaria, and more...

Russian forces down 6 militant drones in Syria’s Latakia, and more.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Libya, rocket fire hits the mitiga airport breaking the Eid truce, and the Pentagon identifies a US Marine killed in action and more...

The collapse of an intelligence pact between the US, South Korea and Japan may be a symbolic victory for China and more.
Sun, 11 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: In Panama, the ex-president is cleared of political espionage, and Turkish sailors that were abducted off Nigeria have been released, and more...

In Russia, the FSB, Secret Intelligence Agency was Hacked in it's 'Largest Data Breach In Its History' and more.
Sun, 11 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Israel, 450 settlers burst into Al-Aqsa, and 61 Palestinians injured, and in Yemen, at least 40 killed, and 260 wounded after fighters seize the city of Aden and more...

In China, researchers discover new species of snow lotus, and in Malaysia, over 1,000 homes are damaged in Kedah storms and more.
Sun, 11 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Greece, there are more than 50 wildfires on going, and flight operations at Kochi airport in India are suspended and more...

In Japan, a defence white paper downgrades South Korea as a security partner, and in Saudi Arabia, more than 2 million Muslims begin their Hajj pilgrimage, and more.
Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Ex-French spy chief Yves Bonnet admits to a 1980s pact with Palestinian terrorists, and in Libya, the government accepts a UN-backed Eid ceasefire proposal, and more...

In Israel, a large-scale terror attack thwarted as troops prevent Gaza infiltration, and a hacker attack shot down an unmanned U.S. military aircraft near Baghdad and more.
Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Burkina Faso, forces move to secure a gold mine after an attack killed 1, and in Denmark, Copenhagen is hit by a second blast in four days, and more...

In Luxembourg , a tornado injures 19 and in Iran, dust storms send hundreds to the hospital and more.
Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Nepal, a newly-discovered lake is likely to be the world's highest, and in Australia, antarctic winds bring first snowfall to towns in New South Wales, and more...

Brother of Yemen's Houthi leader assasinated, and in Mexico, gang wars leave 19 hung from a bridge and more.
Fri, 09 Aug 2019

Military Brief: 3 clashes between the Myanmar military, against the Arakan army leave casualties on both sides and militants fire 4 rockets at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase and more...

Serbia grants citizenship to Thailand’s fugitive ex-PM Yingluck, and US says border detentions fell 21% in July after Mexico deal more.
Fri, 09 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Cayman Islands leads international gold smuggling investigation and Japan may send MSDF ships to patrol off Yemen, and more...

In Colombia, a national agricultural emergency is declared and more than a million Kenyans face starvation over drought and more.
Fri, 09 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Turkey, thousands live in tents as Denizli tremors continue, and around Taiwanese homes are still affected by blackout due to Typhoon Lekima and more...

In Ukraine, the 'sarcophagus' that entombed the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for 30 years is at a high risk to collapse, and more.
Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Australia, Chevron turns on $2.5bn carbon capture plant, air quality monitor Airvisual declares Jakarta, Indonesia as the world's most polluted city, and more...

In Sweden, a bomb exploded outside the town hall of Landskrona, and in Kyrgystan, special forces storm the ex-president’s compound a second time.
Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Afghanistan, up to or at least 90 terrorist attacks for Kabul city may have been foiled by Afghan force storming 3 ISIS hideouts and in Italy, the Lazio Ultra leader 'Diabolik' is shot dead in Rome, and more...

Emirati intelligence chief Dhahi Khalfan urges Egypt to strike Qatar and France grants asylum to 31 Iraqi Yazidis families.
Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Diplomacy Brief: In the United States, the Trump administration orders a freeze on congressionally-approved foreign aid and Viet Nam issues a diplomatic note opposing Chinese military drills and more...

Nicaragua is to open an embassy in Palestine, and the UN appeals for aid to Zimbabwe as many face starvation.
Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Diplomacy Brief: In Kosovo, the government worries over Russian-backed Serbian militarization and in Tunisia, the EU grants 40 mn euros to boost fisheries sector, and more....

Wildfires in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk grows to 880,000 hectares overnight and Vietnam’s An Giang declares state of emergency over land erosion.
Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Italy, Dozens are evacuated as summer storms lash the north, and in Nigeria, Flood kills 4 university students in the north east and more....

In Estonia, RAF Typhoon jets scramble to intercept 5 Russian planes and Turkish President Erdogan threatens to attack Syrian Kurdish militia 'very soon'.
Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Military Brief: 5 Yemeni missiles hit targets in Saudi Arabia's Najran, and Asir and a bomb hits a Copenhagen tax office, and more....

In Thailand, the army destroys thousands of land mines in the jungles of Sa Kaeo and in Turkey, the military's offensive in northern Syria moves to a "new phase".
Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Military Brief: In Myanmar, fierce fighting drives thousands of civilians from Rakhine’s Minbya township and 4 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas amid "harvest" ceasefire and more....

Serbia opens honorary consulate in Turkey and China Vows 'Countermeasures' If US Deploys Missiles in Asia-Pacific.
Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: In South Korea, the government is reviewing the possibility of withdrawing from a military information-sharing pact with Japan and President Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets in a bid to pressure President Maduro and more....

Over 16,500 people leave their homes after a ammo depot exploded in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia and in Japan, 57 are dead and 18,000 people hospitalized amid a heat wave.
Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: In Thailand, a drought reveals a lost temple, submerged by a dam and in Pakistan, monsoon rains wreak havoc in Karachi after power cuts, and massive traffic jams and more....

Normandy Four foreign ministers meeting expected to be held late Aug in France and US-Taliban talks stretch into third day in Doha.
Mon, 05 Aug 2019

Diplomatic Brief: Iran Navy chief announces 'classified' deal with Russia and 329,000 people stopped from entering Makkah for lack of Hajj permit and more...

The Panama Canal caps ship speeds to protect migrating whales, and more than 100 million in Jakarta experience 9 hours of black out.
Mon, 05 Aug 2019

Climate Brief: Panama Canal caps ship speeds to protect migrating whales and more than 100 million in Jakarta forced to wait out black out for nine hours and more...