by Pier Washpon

Exclusive: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria’s Idlib- Erdogan
September 21, 2017
Turkish President Erdogan said he will deploy troops north of the Idlib region as part of as de-escalation agreement. Turkey is also considering imposing sanctions on Iraqi Kurdistan as a countermeasure to the proposed referendum.

‘Indian shooting’ kills six Pakistanis across border
September 22, 2017
Six civilians were killed and at least 26 injured after the Indian military fired across the de-facto border. Tensions have been high since last July after a young Kashmiri separatist was killed by Indian security forces. Despite the ceasefire of 2003, skirmishes across the Line of Control (LoC) are very common.

Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea’s leader ‘madman’ whose regime will face new tests
September 22, 2017
Kim Jong Un said he would make the ‘U.S. pay dearly’ for the speech Trump made at the U.N. The newly introduced executive order would embargo entities that engage in trade with North Korea.

Tens of Thousands Flee for Safety as Dam Burst in Puerto Rico
September 23, 2017
A dam located in the northwest city of Guajataca burst, sending rushing waters downstream. 70,000 people living in the immediate area will be directly affected.

Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla found killed in Istanbul
September 23, 2017
Relatives of Orouba and Halla demand an investigation into their deaths. Orouba, the mother, had written extensively about the use of torture in Syrian prisons and was a member of the opposition group Syrian National Coalition. Halla, her daughter, was a journalist and editor. The Committee to Protect Journalists said that Turkey needs to ensure the protection of Syrian journalists who have fled the country seeking safety.

Iran tests new ballistic missile: state media
September 23, 2017
News of Iran’s successful ballistic missile test comes after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard unveiled the missile during a military parade. President Rouhani said that he would continue to boost military capabilities despite US warnings and threats.

North Korea says Trump’s latest comments are ‘clearly a declaration of war’
September 25, 2017
Foreign minister Ri Yong-Ho claimed that the U.S. already declared war on the country, but the U.S. says that statement is absurd. US fighter jets flew close to North Korea’s borders to send a message. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, said that North Korea is well within its rights to shoot down fighter jet as a countermeasure.

Ongoing settlement activities undermining Israeli- Palestine peace efforts, warns UN envoy
September 25, 2017
A two-state solution is becoming increasing unattainable because Israeli settlements are continuing. The UN Security Council considers these settlements as illegal under international law and an impediment to peace.

Saudi Arabia to let women drive at last
September 26, 2017
The Saudi government has until June 24th, 2018 to implement the decree that will finally let women drive. The crown prince wants to transform the economy to include more women in the workforce by 2030.

Gaza: Children suffer from war trauma three years on
September 26, 2017
More than 2,200 Palestinians were killed after the Israeli attack on Gaza three years ago. Children were one of the most affected groups and the United Nations estimates that more than 300,000 still need psychosocial support.

Is Trump about to reveal his Mideast peace plan?
September 26, 2017
Trump tells the Palestinian leader to be patient while Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt put the final touches on a diplomatic initiative. Prime Minister of Israel received the same message from Trump. Palestinian leadership is still concerned that Netanyahu will use tactics to hinder initiatives to peace.

Libyan rival parties hold peace talks in Tunisia
September 27, 2017
Under the supervision of UN envoy to Libya, Libyans are working together to agree on the amendments of the Morocco agreement. Ghassan Salame said that the plan was designed to change things at the parliamentary and constitutional level.