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With the collapse of its caliphate dreams in the Middle East, it is likely that the hotbed of terrorist activity will shift to Southeast Asia as fighters return to their home countries in the region.
After successfully defeating ISIS, Iraq is now embarking on its reconstruction. The United States did not pledge any contributions for Iraq’s reconstruction, although US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did encourage other countries to do so.
Last Sunday, 14 January, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Israel “killed the Oslo Accords”. The following day, leaders of the Palestinian Central Council voted to call for the suspension of PLO’s recognition of and security cooperation with the Jewish state, until Israel “recognises the state of Palestine”, ceases its annexation of East Jerusalem, and stops the expansion of settlements.