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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Rituals Of Violence (October 2 to 7, 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!

Taken from https://westernnews.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2017/10/02/Las-Vegas-Shooting_hotel-window_t715.jpg?529764a1de2bdd0f74a9fb4f856b01a9d617b3e9.

Broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, from which the killer shot at least 59 dead.

October 2 to 7, 2017

The shooting in Las Vegas which left at least 58 dead – making it the deadliest shooting in modern United States history – may have dominated the headlines, yet the rituals of (terrorist) violence played out in different parts of the world too. A car and a knife terrorist attack in Alberta, Canada left four people injured, while a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” in Marseille, France stabbed two women to death. France remains under a state of emergency (which has been extended six times) after the Paris attacks in November 2015. And in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which also released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said to have been killed in a Russian military airstrike in May this year, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed at least six people.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

  • The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed at least six in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was said to have been killed in a Russian military airstrike in May. His whereabouts, however, remain “the subject of intense speculation“.

North America

Latin America

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