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Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Updated on Monday, November 11, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest October

The US army killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Meanwhile, Turkey brokered separate deals with U.S. and Russia to ensure a safe zone in northern Syria. The UK decided to hold general elections as the EU granted the country a Brexit extension until January 31. The US and China trade war eased with a “phase one” trade deal.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • Protests and geopolitical uncertainties dominated the Middle East agenda. Syria, Iraq and Lebanon related developments increased uncertainties in the region.
  • Chile declared state of emergency due to violent protests. Rising cost of living fueled student protests.
  • U.S. House of Representatives approved impeachment inquiry procedures.
  • U.K will hold elections and acquired a Brexit extension form the EU.

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