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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Afghanistan Trapped In A Circle Of Violence (September 10 to 15, 2018)

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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Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

September 10 to 15, 2018

Kabul, Afghanistan has been the site of intensified terror attacks since early this year, and even in August the violence throughout the country has only persisted. This week, multiple attacks left more than 100 people dead, as Taliban insurgents signalled a willingness to further talks with the United States (US). A day after an attack killed more than 60 people, Taliban insurgents killed at least 57 Afghan police officers and soldiers in four attacks. Thereafter, a bombing at a peaceful protest killed at least 32 people. Taliban insurgents denied the group’s role in the attack, and instead signalled a willingness to send a delegation to further talks with US officials to end the conflict in the country.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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