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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: A Never-Ending Fight Against Terror (August 21 to 26, 2017)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

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Barcelona, Spain.

August 21 to 26, 2017

The fight against terror continues, and vehicular attacks have emerged as the preferred modus operandi of operatives in Europe. The death toll in Spain – after a van ploughed into a crowd last week – increased to 15 people. “Thirteen people died in the van rampage on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, while another woman was killed in a separate attack by suspected Islamist militants hours later in the seaside resort in Cambrils“. Police later added to this combined count of 14 the man – whom they shot and killed – who rammed his car into crowds in Barcelona. Investigations are ongoing, as to how his terrorist cell group came together. And Finland experienced its first-ever terrorist attack, as a man stabbed several people and left at least two dead, before he was shot by the police. A teenage Moroccan asylum seeker “confessed to carrying out [the attack] but did not admit to having [a] terrorist motive“. Three other Moroccan men remain under detention.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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