Middle East update: June 6 2017

QATAR This evening CNN broke the story that the FBI believes that not only was the Qatar News Agency really hacked a couple of weeks ago with a fake news report about an incendiary anti-Saudi, pro-Iran speech by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim b. Hamad Al Thani, but that Russians were behind the hack. It's not … Continue reading Middle East update: June 6 2017

Asia/Africa update: June 3-4 2017

ASIA AFGHANISTAN It was a horrific week in Kabul. After Wednesday's massive bombing led to deadly anti-government protests on Friday, on Saturday suicide bombers targeted the funeral of one of Wednesday's victims, killing at least 19 people. The Taliban once again denied what seems like an obvious Taliban attack and tried to blame rivalries within Afghanistan's … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: June 3-4 2017

Europe/Americas update: June 2 2017

UNITED NATIONS Congratulations to the newest members of the UN Security Council: The 193-member United Nations General Assembly elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the U.N. Security Council on Friday for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The Netherlands was elected for a one-year term after reaching a deal with … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 2 2017