This is your weekly news briefing for 02 – 08 MAR 2017.

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MIDDLE EAST

Netanyahu to meet with Putin over Iran concerns

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-israel-russia-idUSKBN16C0H5

5 children and 2 women receiving treatment for chemical weapons attack in Mosul

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/03/03/world/middleeast/03reuters-mideast-crisis-iraq-chemicalweapons.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Freuters-world&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&content

Yemen raid yields valuable intel on new Al Qaeda tactics and capabilities

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/world/middleeast/yemen-intelligence-raid.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmiddleeast&action=click&contentCollection=middleeast&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfr&_r=0

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ASIA

Indian police kill ISIS-inked gunman

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39202304

ISIS gunmen dressed as doctor kill 30 in Kabul hospital

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39202525

 

N. Korea launches additional missiles, 3 of which land in Japanese waters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-launches-another-missile-perhaps-one-that-can-reach-us/2017/03/05/943010ee-96e2-4ff4-83aa-2fe09cd65831_story.html?utm_term=.935a6c0a5cc1

President Trump’s inherited cyberwar against N. Korean missiles

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/world/asia/north-korea-missile-program-sabotage.html?_r=0

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AFRICA

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Chibok region, Nigeria

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/thousands-flee-boko-haram-attacks-around-nigerias-chibok-iom-20170301

UN Report: Congo used excessive force in dealing with protestors, 40+ dead

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/un-congo-used-excessive-force-against-december-protesters/2017/03/01/5ab02500-fea2-11e6-9b78-824ccab94435_story.html?utm_term=.0accc9d06e07

57+ Al Shabaab militants killed in Somali offensive

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/at-least-57-al-shabaab-extremists-killed-in-somalia-assault-20170302

110 dead in 1 day: Somali’s drought

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39166746

Moroccan parliamentarian Abdellatif Merdas gunned down in Casablanca

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/moroccan-lawmaker-shot-dead-in-casablanca-20170308

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RUSSIA / EUROPE

Poll: Russians are extremely proud of Crimea annexation

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russians-proud-of-winning-the-war-annexing-crimea-and-space-exploration-poll-57303

German town hall receives bomb threat after cancelling keynote Turkish speaker

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/03/bomb-threat-german-gaggenau-town-hall-cancellation-turkish-rally

Dutch voters leaning hard right despite economic predictors

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-election-paradox-idUSKBN16A0TD

UK suffers 999 rationing due to cutbacks

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39135300

Kosovo defies Belgrade, mobilizes army

http://www.voanews.com/a/kosovo-moves-to-establish-army-defying-belgrade/3754084.html

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SOUTH / CENTRAL AMERICA

Trash bags stuffed with human remains recovered on Mexican highway

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2432418&CategoryId=14091