Here is your weekly news briefing for 25-31 MAY 2017.
Next week there will be no briefing due to prior engagements.
MIDDLE EAST / NORTH AFRICA / AFGHANISTAN
Taliban deny involvement with bomb blast that killed 80 and wounded 350 + in Kabul.
Afghani officials balk at NATO increases in theater
Iraqi forces continue to fight in the north of Mosul
Death toll rises in targeted shooting of Coptic Christians in Egypt
Hamas calls for a “Day of Rage” to incite violence against Israel
EUROPE / RUSSIA
Manchester Bombing update: bomber purchased majority of components personally
Moscow threatens Moldova over diplomat expulsion
Mattis to focus on N. Korea policy
US successfully demonstrates missile defense system
Fighting against ISIS militants continues in southern Philippines
A look at Pres. Duarte’s imposition of martial law in the Philippines
Experts describe the next pandemic: “reasonable probability” of a disease killing 30 million in a year.