The Isis Attempt to Infiltrate the Philippines
Last summer, the Philippine Army successfully subdued the rebellion that claimed to have connections to ISIS. The insurrection took place in the southern part of the country in the islands of Mindanao.
However, ISIS fighters falling back from Iraq and Syria are still crossing borders into the country which might pose a serious issue of the ever expanding jihadist threat across Southeast Asia.
Although both the Philippines and the U.S. work profusely in cementing their cooperative efforts to fortify defense measures in the wake of these events, the Philippine’s diverse and irregular geography as well as the government’s failure to give major services and aid to far areas of the country has permitted jihadists fighters to enter and make the Philippines a suitable base of operations for their cause all through out the region.
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The Effect Terrorism has on Wall Street and Global Financial Markets
Terrorist attacks, no matter where they occur, resonates a universal feeling – shock, dread, revulsion and uncertainty. The feeling of uncertainty rings the most, especially on the aftermath of the attack. Who were the terrorists? Will they ever strike again? How did they plan the attack? These are just some of the questions that are often asked after a major terrorist attack.
The effects of terrorism spreads throughout the overall status of a country and its people. The physical mental, emotional, social and economic standing of a country may be disrupted because of these attacks. As someone who has invested or is planning to invest in the financial market, have you ever wondered how the financial markets deal with terrorism aftermath?
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Syria: The War Torn Country Caught in between Israel and Iran’s Conflict
Syria and Israel have been technically in war since the founding of Israel in 1948. However, as hard as it is to digest, for more than thirty years, Syria has been Israel’s most quiet border. The country is mainly ruled with an iron fist by the Assad family.
However, the silence was broken when the Syrian Civil War started in the year 2011. During the early phase of the conflict, Sunni rebels with tight connections to Saudi and other countries in the Gulf has hit Assad with a series of battlefield defeats.
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Multiple bomb attacks in different provinces of Thailand on Sunday have injured at least three people in the deep south, the military said. Possible suspects are separatist insurgents.
According to the Deep South Watch Group, which monitors the violence, a decades-old separatist insurgency has claimed the lives of nearly 7,000 people since 2004. The separatist insurgency is found in the predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s largely ethnic Malay, Muslim provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.
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The historic Korean summit held on April 27, 2018 gave the whole world a great impression of change, as both North and South Korea agreed to the complete denuclearization of the whole Korean peninsula, as well as to end the war between the two countries. Both Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Kim Jong-un of North Korea agreed to end hostilities and work towards a complete reconciliation of both countries in order to gain a peaceful and harmonized Korean peninsula.
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