World update: January 17 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada reportedly sent negotiators to Islamabad on Monday to meet with representatives of Afghan politician Pir Syed Hamid Gilani about the possibility of restarting peace talks with Kabul. The Afghan government does not appear to have sanctioned the meeting and there's no indication anything came of it. MYANMAR Police in Rakhine state … Continue reading World update: January 17 2018

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Asia/Africa update: September 2-3 2017

NORTH KOREA WELP. On Saturday, North Korea's KCNA news agency reported that the country's nuclear scientists and engineers had developed a hydrogen bomb capable of being fitted into a missile warhead. North Korea watchers kind of shrugged at this--it's not believed that Pyongyang had ever tested a hydrogen (i.e., thermonuclear or two-stage) bomb, and getting … Continue reading Asia/Africa update: September 2-3 2017