Here is your weekly news briefing on significant global events through the 02 – 09 JAN 2017.

 

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

US Senate introduces Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress.

 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/01/04/senator-cruz-rep-desantis-introduce-constitutional-amendment-to-impose-term-limits/

 

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SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

 

Russian withdraws carrier group from Syria conflict.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38528654

 

Syrian peace talks under threat due to numerous breaches of the cease fire.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38492939

 

Iraqi offensive into Mosul continues; thousands flee

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-int-idUSKBN14O150

 

ISIS claims responsibility for Ankara nightclub attack

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38487509

 

Three Yemeni soldiers killed into offensive against Al Qaeda

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKBN14O0V7

 

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MEXICO

 

US Consulor wounded in shooting outside a gym in Guadalajara.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/gunman-shoots-u-s-consular-official-leaving-mexican-mall-article-1.2939357

 

Protests in Mexico over gasoline price spike

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/06/mexico-gasoline-protests-four-dead-and-hundreds-arrested-during-mass-looting

 

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GAMBIA AND SOMALIA

Gambian government closes private radio stations during election crisis

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN14M0RG

 

Gambian army chief pledges allegiance to defeated President Yahya Jammeh

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38510573

 

US order families of embassy personnel out of Gambia

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nigeria-west-africa-act-gambia-election-crisis-215947048.html

 

7 killed in Mogadishu bomb attacks – Al-Shabab responsible

http://www.voanews.com/a/suicide-bomber-kills-3-in-somalia/3659576.html

 

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ISRAEL

 

Jerusalem: 4 dead after Palestinian truck rams pedestrians

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.763673

 

Egypt destroys 12 tunnels to Gaza strip, used to smuggle weapons, personnel

http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-destroys-12-gaza-smuggling-tunnels/

 

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EAST ASIA

 

China tightens Tibet security over “Separatist” concerns

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet-lawmaking-idUSKBN14N0L7

 

Malaysian authorities detain alleged ISIS supporter planning attacks against Myanmar

 

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/malaysia-detains-suspected-is-supporter-planning-attacks-in/3412888.html

 

Philippines: Head of pr-ISIS militant group slain

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/head-of-pro-is-philippine-militant-group-slain-police/3415192.html

 

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EUROPE

 

Anarchist Panagiota Roupa, Greece’s most wanted terrorist, captured and charged in Athens

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/europe/panagiota-roupa-arrested-athens.html?_r=1
Germany arrests Syrian migrant plotting car bomb attacks

http://www.dw.com/en/germany-arrests-syrian-migrant-over-police-car-bomb-plot/a-36982928

 

Florance, Italy: EOD Police officer wounded in explosion connected to neo-Fascist organization Casa Pound.

http://www.dw.com/en/italian-officer-seriously-injured-in-florence-suspicious-package-explosion/a-36967402?maca=en-rss-en-eu-2092-rdf

 

Daghestan, Russia: Two militants and one police officer killed in shootout

 

http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-daghestan-shootout-police/28205487.html

 

At Least Four Soldiers Said Killed In Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash

 

http://www.rferl.org/a/nagorno-karabakh-armenia-azerbaijan-soldiers-killed/28203932.html