This is your news briefing for the month of November, 2017.

 

Lebanon Crisis: Saudi Arabia say Lebanon declares war

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-politics/saudi-arabia-says-lebanon-declares-war-deepening-crisis-idUSKBN1D61SZ

 

Lebanon’s PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-politics/lebanons-pm-hariri-shelves-resignation-easing-crisis-idUSKBN1DM0IP

 

North Korea appears to be aggressively building ballistic missile submarine

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/images-suggest-north-korea-s-aggressive-work-on-ballistic-9414526

 

South Korea says US designation of North Korea as terrorist sponsor will contribute to denuclearization

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-says-us-designation-of-north-korea-as-terrorist-sponsor-will-contribute

 

Latest North Korean missile launch may put Washington, DC in range

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korea-fires-missile-for-the-first-time-in-more-than-two-months/2017/11/28/0c136952-d46c-11e7-9461-ba77d604373d_story.html?utm_term=.5ef1c6f8d940

 

Thousands return to Syria from Jordan as cease-fire holds

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/11/27/Thousands-return-from-Jordan-to-south-Syria-as-ceasefire-holds-.html

 

Yemen: UN officials warn of world’s biggest famine, millions at risk of starvation

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41923769

 

Egypt: 305 killed in Sufi mosque in coordinated, methodical attack

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/world/middleeast/mosque-attack-egypt.html

UN watchdog tells Congo to hold election, clean up human rights

https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN1D91WK-OZATP

 

Madagascar plague update: 1947 cases, 143 deaths

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/plague-outbreak-update-1947-cases-143-deaths-madagascar-69245/

 

Spain warns EU of Russian meddling in Catalan separatist movement

http://www.dw.com/en/spain-warns-eu-of-russian-meddling-in-catalan-separatist-movement/a-41363161?maca=en-rss-en-eu-2092-rdf

 

Angela Merkel struggles to form government in wake of poor election showing

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/11/17/564668822/germanys-merkel-weakened-after-poor-election-showing-struggles-to-form-governmen