Here is your weekly news briefing for 12 – 18 OCT 2017.

 

Xi Jinping at Communist Party Congress: Time for China to take the centre stage

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41647872

 

North Korea warns of imminent nuclear war

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/north-korean-un-diplomat-warns-nuclear-war-may-break-moment/

 

Overview of Japan’s upcoming general election

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/japan-general-election-all-you-need-to-know

 

Profile: The Haqqani terror group, assessed as the most deadly group in Afghanistan

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/who-are-the-haqqanis-afghanistans-most-feared-insurgents/articleshow/61112522.cms

 

Iran behind cyberattacks on British lawmakers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-cyber/iran-was-behind-cyber-attack-on-british-lawmakers-in-june-the-times-idUSKBN1CJ0AH

 

Israel to join the US in quitting UNESCO over anti-Israeli bias

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41598991

 

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize key installations from Kurdish fighters in response to Kurdish freedom referendum

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41631697

 

Death toll in Somali bomb attack tops 300

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-attacks/death-toll-from-somalia-bomb-attacks-tops-300-idUSKBN1CL0GT

 

Yemen’s cholera outbreak now worst in history: approaching one millionth infection

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/oct/12/yemen-cholera-outbreak-worst-in-history-1-million-cases-by-end-of-year