Here is your weekly news briefing for 17-23 AUG 2017

 

North Korea warns of “merciless strike” ahead of US-South Korean war games

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/north-korea-south-korea-us-military-drills/index.html

 

North Korean chemical weapon shipments to Syria intercepted: UN Report

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-syria-un-idUSKCN1B12G2

 

Iran to produce enriched uranium in defiance of US

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1B213H

 

Afghanistan: Taliban assault in Jawzjan Province underway, heavy fighting

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/08/21/world/asia/ap-as-afghanistan.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Faponline-world

 

Barcelona attack: 13 dead, 80+ wounded in tourist district, 5 terror suspects killed

https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/08/18/inenglish/1503039256_776386.html

 

Spanish police recover 120 gas canisters intended to build bombs

http://www.dw.com/en/spanish-police-link-120-gas-canisters-to-suspected-terrorist-plot/a-40163626

 

British man stabbed four times intervened in attack on Finnish women that left two dead

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/19/finnish-knifeman-moroccan-say-police/

 

CONGO: Landslide claims 200+ lives

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_CONGO_DEADLY_MUDSLIDE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-19-08-29-41

 

Congolese military executed UN inspectors, report says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-violence-un-idUSKCN1AW2FJ