World Ticker – April 17th, 2018

Hot Spots
US Ally Iraq Joins Russia and Iran, Says Trump’s Syria Strikes May Help ISIS
US Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey, Further Straining Relations
Zuckerberg’s Facebook changes threaten conservative speech on social media
Regions of Interest Watch
South China Sea drills show Xi Jinping and Donald Trump locked in a dangerous game
Spain refuses to free Catalan secessionist
Turkey and Greece ratchet up tension in the Mediterranean
Somaliland: Female poet jailed over unity calls
Syrian militias arrest, kill Kurds accused of YPG ties in Afrin: monitor
Interim local council established in Syria’s Afrin
War Watch
From revolution to civil war: Yemen faces total collapse
China Boosts Its US Treasuries Holdings by Most in Six Months
US bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE
The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike
World Gov Watch
Russia says United Nations delaying fact-finding mission visit in Syria


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