Here is your monthly news briefing for January 2018.

 

North and South Korea have diplomatic talks for the first time in two years

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/u-s-hails-korea-talks-despite-norths-rejection-of-denuclearization-idUSKBN1EX2CW

 

South Korea’s President Moon acknowledges Pres. Trump’s role in bringing North Korea to the table

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-on-possibility-of-north-korea-talks-says-who-knows-where-it-leads-idUSKBN1EZ09W

 

UN alarmed as US cuts aid to Palenstine

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42717333

 

Trump threatens to further reduce aid to Palestine unless they negotiate with Israel

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-threatens-to-take-away-more-us-aid-from-palestinians-if-they-dont-negotiate-with-israel/2018/01/25/a927e02a-01e3-11e8-8acf-ad2991367d9d_story.html?utm_term=.ae554acbf4dd

 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to US “terror list”

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/hamas-leader-ismail-haniyeh-added-terror-list-180131161026379.html

 

Video shows mass execution of prisoners in Benghazi

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2018/01/25/Shocking-video-pictures-show-mass-execution-of-prisoners-in-Libya.html

 

Tunisia arrests another 150, including opposition leaders

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tunisia-protests/tunisia-arrests-another-150-including-opposition-leaders-over-unrest-idUSKBN1F113X

 

Venezuela’s oil production at 28-year low

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2448732&CategoryId=10717

 

Sharp decline in Iraq, Syria terror deaths

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2018/01/18/Sharp-decline-in-Iraq-Syria-terror-deaths-last-year.html

 

“Save the Children” offices attacked by ISIS in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42800271

 

Brexit: UK will not hold second referendum

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-referendum/britain-will-not-hold-a-second-eu-referendum-mays-spokesman-idUSKBN1F01CV

 

Axe-wielding robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-crime/armed-robbers-steal-millions-from-ritz-paris-hotel-idUSKBN1EZ2TT

 

Analysis: As America’s Nukes and Sensors get more connected, the risk of Cyber Attack is growing

http://www.govexec.com/defense/2018/01/americas-nukes-and-sensors-get-more-connected-risk-cyber-attack-growing/145239/?oref=govexec_today_nl