Here is your weekly news briefing on significant global events through the 02 – 09 JAN 2017.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
US Senate introduces Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress.
SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Russian withdraws carrier group from Syria conflict.
Syrian peace talks under threat due to numerous breaches of the cease fire.
Iraqi offensive into Mosul continues; thousands flee
ISIS claims responsibility for Ankara nightclub attack
Three Yemeni soldiers killed into offensive against Al Qaeda
US Consulor wounded in shooting outside a gym in Guadalajara.
Protests in Mexico over gasoline price spike
GAMBIA AND SOMALIA
Gambian government closes private radio stations during election crisis
Gambian army chief pledges allegiance to defeated President Yahya Jammeh
US order families of embassy personnel out of Gambia
7 killed in Mogadishu bomb attacks – Al-Shabab responsible
Jerusalem: 4 dead after Palestinian truck rams pedestrians
Egypt destroys 12 tunnels to Gaza strip, used to smuggle weapons, personnel
China tightens Tibet security over “Separatist” concerns
Malaysian authorities detain alleged ISIS supporter planning attacks against Myanmar
Philippines: Head of pr-ISIS militant group slain
Anarchist Panagiota Roupa, Greece’s most wanted terrorist, captured and charged in Athens
Germany arrests Syrian migrant plotting car bomb attacks
Florance, Italy: EOD Police officer wounded in explosion connected to neo-Fascist organization Casa Pound.
Daghestan, Russia: Two militants and one police officer killed in shootout
At Least Four Soldiers Said Killed In Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash