This is your monthly news briefing for February 2018.


ISIS continues to threaten Iran from “Tora Bora” borderlands


US sanctions DRC general over protest crackdown


Democratic Republic of Congo: 23 dead in fresh wave of ethnic violence


Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga swears himself in as President


Ethiopian drought worsens, enters 4th year.


US designates Ansural Islam as global terrorist organization


Al Qaeda affiliate claims Burkina Faso attacks and attack on French Embassy


North Korea invites South Korean delegates to Pyongyang

North Korea warms to talks with the US after Olympic Games


China’s Communist Party proposal sets stage for President Xi to hold office indefinitely


Netanyahu’s government remains stable despite bribery allegations


“Drunk” man wielding knife stabs 6 in Paris rampage.