BBC2’s new 2-part travel program is an in-depth look at North Africa. Libya: No political deal reached yet. ICC mulls investigation into Libya’s abuse of refugees: sold in slave markets … and more.
Chad: Hybrid War wreaking havoc in West Africa: a deep look at Chad’s strategic situation … and more.
Egypt: ISIS video vows more attacks on Christians in Egypt: their ‘favorite prey’
… 2 more Christians killed in the Sinai Peninsula: shot, burned alive
Earthquakes: 6.7 Philippines — Famine: looms in [Yemen, S Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia] as aid system struggles to cope.
#1Religion: Bangladesh: To secular Bangladeshis, textbook changes are a harbinger
China: Government-run China Daily publishes threatening reaction … in response to P-elect Trump’s comments re ‘one China’
Africa: the world’s biggest iron ore mine has corrupted all who got involved — and more
Afghanistan: struggles to absorb wave of returnees from Pakistan as relations deteriorate — and more.
Reuters: Battle of Aleppo ends after years of bloodshed with rebel withdrawal — and more.
By Justin D. Long, ed. Perspective, Insight, Context, Analysis New events China vs. USA over Taiwan, could impact workers & work Atlantic: The Long Fall of Taiwan, good but long read. Atlantic: So, why can’t you call Taiwan? Explainer. Foreign Policy: China really isn’t joking about Taiwan. … beneath mild criticism, currents of raw, uncontrolled . . . read more