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The Daily Brief: Macron and Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Meet in the Hopes of Resolving Riyadh and Beirut Crisis

A three way call held on Saturday by France, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon to discuss opening trade between the countries in an effort to ease tensions

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  • President Macron has been on a Middle Eastern tour. He sat down with Saudi Arabian Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, to discuss a resolution for the crisi between Riyadh and Lebanon. 
  • Bothe countries, France and Saudi Arabia, have promised to help Lebanese people with aid and work together to open up trade within the countries. Lebanon has been plagued with corruption with governmental powers resulting in a humanitarian crisis in the country. 
  • After George Kordahi’s comments. Riyadh in the previous month pulled out its ambassador from Beirut and banned trade from Lebanon. Mr. Kordahi is known to be an ally of the Hezbollah movement which has been flagged as a terrorist movement by Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah is financially supported and backed by Iran. 
  • In the past, Saudi Arabia has adopted the position of no communication between any government backed by Hezbollah but this has opened up channels of communication in hopes to see better political relationships between the countries. 

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Mt. Semeru’s Eruption Leaves 13 Dead and Many Fleeting Their Homes for Life 

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  • Mt. Semeru’s eruption in Indonesia has taken 13 lives and left large clouds of ash in the area leaving the nearby towns unlivable for now.
  • Evacuation missions have not been going well due to the ash, and smoke in the air making it hard to breathe. 
  • The area also received heavy rainfall turning the debris of the eruption into mud.
  • The volcanic ash in the air is also making flights change their path in the air. The ash can solidify onto the planes in cooler temperatures causing engine and aircraft damage.

Chris Cuomo Terminated From CNN

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  • Chris Cuomo, famed CNN anchor, has been terminated by CNN as of today.
  • The hugely popular commentator is accused of using his professional connections to help his brother, former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, fight sexual harrassment allegations.
  • Recently released private text and email exchanges from Chris Cuomo revealed deep involvement in designing Andrew Cuomo’s defense strategy.
  • Journalists are generally discouraged from participating in partisan matters.

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Assailant

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  • Israeli security forces have killed a Palestinian man, who was complicit in the stabbing of an Israel citizen.
  • The attack on the Israeli citizen occurred near the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • The assailant proceeded to approach two Israeli police officers, who shot and killed him.
  • There have been at least five “knifings” by Palestinians against Israelis in the last three months.

Chinese Ride-Hailing App To De-List from US Stock Exchange

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  • Chinese ride hailing app Didi Giant will remove its shares from the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Didi, similar to Uber, will list on the Hong Kong exchange instead.
  • Concerns have been swirling over Didi since the summer, when its IPO raised criticisms for unresolved cybersecurity issues.
  • The United States has also tightened laws around Chinese companies that list and trade in the U.S.

All Eyes on Gambia’s Presidential Election

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  • Polls have closed in The Gambia and vote tallying has begun for the country’s next President.
  • This election is historic because it’s the first time in decades that Yahya Jammeh is not on the ballot.
  • The Gambian voting process utilizes marbles, which are dropped by voters into the preferred candidate’s voting drum.
  • Nearly one million new voters were expected to take part in the election, a testament to the country’s strong interest in democratic rule.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

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Salman Rushdie Severely Stabbed due to his Publication of the Book “The Satanic Verses”

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  • Salman Rushdie, an author, was severely stabbed in his neck and abdomen on stage by a suspect named Hadi Matar, causing him to be on a ventilator and potentially losing an eye.
  • An Iranian leader back in the 20th century wanted Rushdie killed because of his novel, Satanic Verses, that many Muslims found disrespectful. This led Salman to go into hiding for almost a decade.
  • Translators from different countries reading this book were harshly stabbed to death when the book came out and Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini called for Salman’s execution for three million dollars.
  • The Iranian government has not yet responded to this issue, but many Iranians in the media claim him to be an apostate who later became an atheist.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
  • President Biden struggles to convince the public that the economy is sound, with the unemployment rate at a low 3.6%. But with inflation in the US hitting 9.1% in June, the fastest price appreciation in 4 months, consumer spending has slowed at an annual rate of 1%. 
  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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North Korea Could Possibly Be Preparing another Nuclear Test

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  • North Korea could be preparing a seventh nuclear test, especially after Mr. Kim announced that the country is fully ready for any military confrontation with the US at a Korean War Anniversary event. 
  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
  • The North Korean regime is especially angry with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol and his so-called Kill Chain strategy. This strategy allows South Korea to launch ballistic missiles and air strikes on North Korean targets if it ever feels threatened. 
  • North Korea has also not been getting as much engagement with Washington ever since Biden replaced Trump, and could be hinting at some sort of deliberate escalation by the North, and preparations have been underway at the Punggye Ri test site since March.

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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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