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June 24, 2019

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June 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s upcoming Peace to Prosperity economic workshop, due to begin in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, already looks set to be a dud. The workshop is aimed at “unlocking economic development and investment in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region,” according to the subtitle on its program. In reality, it is shaping up to be an amateur refurbishing of Israel’s failed economic peace plan and little more than a photo opportunity.

Africa

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June 24, 2019

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June 24, 2019

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June 24, 2019

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June 24, 2019

Australia Repatriates Children of ISIS Fighters From Syria

By Jamie Smyth | Financial Times (subscription required)

The Australian government has evacuated the children of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp, the first time Canberra has organized the return of its citizens from the conflict zone.

A U.S. judge has found three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in an investigation into North Korean sanctions violations. The order triggers for the first time a provision that could cut off one of China’s largest banks from the U.S. financial system at the demand of the U.S. attorney general or treasury secretary.

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June 24, 2019

Europe

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June 24, 2019

Georgia’s Ruling Party Announces Electoral Changes

By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili | Associated Press

The leader of Georgia’s ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

Middle East & North Africa

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June 24, 2019

Palestinians Won’t Show Up for Jared Kushner’s Mideast Conference. Israel Is Likely to Sit It Out, Too

By Anne Gearan, Souad Mekhennet & Loveday Morris | The Washington Post

A U.S.-backed investment conference to drum up business for Palestinians will have no Palestinian government representatives and Israeli officials appear unlikely to attend, leaving in doubt whether the session can raise significant money or political support for President Trump’s effort to strike a Middle East peace deal.

Saudi Airport Struck by Deadly Attack

By AP Editors | Associated Press

One person was killed and seven others were wounded Sunday in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on a Saudi airport, Saudi Arabia said. The strike came as the American secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, traveled to the country for talks on Iran.

Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey on Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

United States

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June 24, 2019

Palestinians Won’t Show Up for Jared Kushner’s Mideast Conference. Israel Is Likely to Sit It Out, Too

By Anne Gearan, Souad Mekhennet & Loveday Morris | The Washington Post

A U.S.-backed investment conference to drum up business for Palestinians will have no Palestinian government representatives and Israeli officials appear unlikely to attend, leaving in doubt whether the session can raise significant money or political support for President Trump’s effort to strike a Middle East peace deal.

A U.S. judge has found three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in an investigation into North Korean sanctions violations. The order triggers for the first time a provision that could cut off one of China’s largest banks from the U.S. financial system at the demand of the U.S. attorney general or treasury secretary.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s upcoming Peace to Prosperity economic workshop, due to begin in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, already looks set to be a dud. The workshop is aimed at “unlocking economic development and investment in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region,” according to the subtitle on its program. In reality, it is shaping up to be an amateur refurbishing of Israel’s failed economic peace plan and little more than a photo opportunity.

The Americas

News

June 24, 2019

Opinion

June 24, 2019

Europe

News

June 24, 2019

Georgia’s Ruling Party Announces Electoral Changes

By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili | Associated Press

The leader of Georgia’s ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

Africa

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June 24, 2019

Middle East & North Africa

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June 24, 2019

Palestinians Won’t Show Up for Jared Kushner’s Mideast Conference. Israel Is Likely to Sit It Out, Too

By Anne Gearan, Souad Mekhennet & Loveday Morris | The Washington Post

A U.S.-backed investment conference to drum up business for Palestinians will have no Palestinian government representatives and Israeli officials appear unlikely to attend, leaving in doubt whether the session can raise significant money or political support for President Trump’s effort to strike a Middle East peace deal.

Saudi Airport Struck by Deadly Attack

By AP Editors | Associated Press

One person was killed and seven others were wounded Sunday in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on a Saudi airport, Saudi Arabia said. The strike came as the American secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, traveled to the country for talks on Iran.

Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey on Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.

Australia Repatriates Children of ISIS Fighters From Syria

By Jamie Smyth | Financial Times (subscription required)

The Australian government has evacuated the children of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp, the first time Canberra has organized the return of its citizens from the conflict zone.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s upcoming Peace to Prosperity economic workshop, due to begin in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, already looks set to be a dud. The workshop is aimed at “unlocking economic development and investment in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region,” according to the subtitle on its program. In reality, it is shaping up to be an amateur refurbishing of Israel’s failed economic peace plan and little more than a photo opportunity.

Asia-Pacific

News

June 24, 2019

Australia Repatriates Children of ISIS Fighters From Syria

By Jamie Smyth | Financial Times (subscription required)

The Australian government has evacuated the children of two dead Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp, the first time Canberra has organized the return of its citizens from the conflict zone.

A U.S. judge has found three large Chinese banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas in an investigation into North Korean sanctions violations. The order triggers for the first time a provision that could cut off one of China’s largest banks from the U.S. financial system at the demand of the U.S. attorney general or treasury secretary.

Opinion

June 24, 2019

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