This is your monthly news briefing for February 2018.

 

ISIS continues to threaten Iran from “Tora Bora” borderlands

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-islamic-state/islamic-state-threatens-iran-from-tora-bora-borderlands-idUSKBN1FP1FW

 

US sanctions DRC general over protest crackdown

http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/06/us-sanctions-drc-general-rebels-over-protest-crackdown-treasury/

 

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

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/23-dead-in-fresh-ethnic-violence-in-drc-20180301

 

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga swears himself in as President

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/africa/kenya-raila-odinga-protest-intl/index.html

 

Ethiopian drought worsens, enters 4th year.

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/worsening-ethiopian-drought-threatens-to-end-nomadic-lifestyle-20180213

 

US designates Ansural Islam as global terrorist organization

https://www.voanews.com/a/ansarul-islam-disignated-as-terrorist-organization-by-united-states/4262847.html

 

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

http://www.africanews.com/2018/03/04/al-qaeda-affiliate-claims-b-faso-attacks-pm-tours-army-hq-and-french-embassy/

 

North Korea invites South Korean delegates to Pyongyang

https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korean-leader-invites-south-korean-president-to-pyongyang-1518245274

North Korea warms to talks with the US after Olympic Games

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-winter-games-close-olympics-chief-lauds-diplomatic-thaw-between-the-koreas/2018/02/25/9eedf22a-18d1-11e8-930c-45838ad0d77a_story.html?utm_term=.bd05fa479f7e

 

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-communist-party-proposes-scrapping-presidential-term-limits-1519549709

 

Netanyahu’s government remains stable despite bribery allegations

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-coalition/after-bribery-allegations-netanyahus-government-stable-for-now-idUSKCN1FY101

 

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

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/14/drunk-man-wielding-knife-stabs-six-paris-rampage/