World update: March 29 2019

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Taliban attacked a couple of police checkpoints in the city of Ghazni early Friday morning, killing… Continue reading World update: March 29 2019

World update, part 1: March 27 2019

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. MIDDLE EAST SYRIA Israeli warplanes targeted an industrial area north of Aleppo on Wednesday, presumably going after facilities linked… Continue reading World update, part 1: March 27 2019

World update: March 26 2018

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. ASIA AFGHANISTAN The Afghan government has recalled its ambassador to Pakistan over a comment from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran… Continue reading World update: March 26 2018

Asia/Africa update: March 25 2019

Hello and welcome to our next-to-last week here at WordPress! I’m packing things up and moving to Substack starting next week, when I’ll be posting in both places by way of transitioning to the new site. I’m also, in case you haven’t noticed, returning from an unplanned week away due to the flu. As with… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: March 25 2019

Europe/Americas update: March 14-15 2019

EUROPE POLAND It’s nice to see Polish media keeping it classy: A Polish-language weekly, Only Poland, was reportedly spotted at Poland’s Parliament on Wednesday with a front-page offering to inform readers “How to spot a Jew.” Listed were markers such as “Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities.” The… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: March 14-15 2019

Asia/Oceania/Africa update: March 14-15 2019

ASIA TAJIKISTAN Violence between a crowd of Tajiks and a crowd of Kyrgyz in Vorukh on Wednesday left at least two Tajiks dead. Vorukh is a Tajik exclave, completely surrounded by Kyrgyzstan and connected to the rest of Tajikistan by one road running through Kyrgyz territory. The clash apparently was over a road that Kyrgyz… Continue reading Asia/Oceania/Africa update: March 14-15 2019

Asia/Africa update: March 13 2019

ASIA AFGHANISTAN At least five Afghan soldiers in were killed on Wednesday when their checkpoint in Uruzgan province was destroyed by US airstrikes. The soldiers may have fired on a joint US-Afghan unit maneuvering nearby, which then requested air support. PAKISTAN China has blocked a United Nations Security Council move, requested by India, to add… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: March 13 2019