Weekly World News Update- August 30

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:41 PM | Anonymous

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Houston in Perspective; North Korea Threatens Japan; Assad's Syria; Qatar Crisis Continues; Guterres Visits Israel; Hajj Begins

Quote of the Week:

"Whether it's here at home or across the ocean, children and families have been stranded in their homes. Many have lost everything. Education has been disrupted. Businesses have been closed, destroyed. It will take a long time for people to restart their lives."

-- Laura Cardinal, Senior Director of Humanitarian Response at Save the Children, in an interview with NPR Tuesday.

"Hurricane Harvey: How to Help Victims of the Texas Storm" William Axford; Diane Cowen; Joy Sewing; Bridget Balch -- Houston Chronicle, August 30, 2017

Houston in Perspective

"Attention Is on Harvey. But Flooding Has Killed Thousands this Month in Other Countries, Too" Max Bearak -- The Washington Post, August 29, 2017

"Harvey Should Be a Warning to Trump that Climate Change Is a Global Threat" Editorial Board -- Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2017

"The Economy Minus Houston" Daniel Gross -- Slate, August 29, 2017

"During Katrina, He Welcomed Flood Victims into His City. Now the Former Mayor of Houston Has Become One" Peter Holley -- The Washington Post, August 30, 2017

Nuclear North Korea Threatens Pacifist Japan

"A Pacifist Japan Starts to Embrace the Military" Motoko Rich -- The New York Times, August 29, 2017

"Japan's Empty Menu of Options to Stop North Korea" Michael Penn -- Foreign Policy, August 29, 2017

"North Korea Launches a Ballistic Missile Over Japan: First Impressions and Analysis" Ankit Panda -- The Diplomat, August 29, 2017 [Podcast]

The Future of Assad's Syria

"Rules for Reconstruction in Syria" Steven Heydemann -- Brookings, August 24, 2017

"Former Obama Ambassador to Syria: Iran Is in Syria to Stay" Jenna Lifhits -- The Weekly Standard, August 29, 2017

"Syria: Talks Should Address 'Disappeared'" -- Human Rights Watch, August 30, 2017

Qatar: The Crisis Continues

"Qatar Should Seize the Day and End the Gulf Crisis" Muhammad Mansour -- Middle East Eye, August 30, 2017

"Qatar Restores Full Relations with Iran, Deepening Gulf Feud" Declan Walsh -- The New York Times, August 24, 2017

"Qatar-Gulf Crisis Spreads to Africa" Martina Schwikowski -- Deutsche Welle, August 29, 2017

UN's Guterres Visits Israel

"Netanyahu: Iran Building Missile Sites in Syria" -- Al Jazeera, August 29, 2017

"Inconvenient but Obvious Truths About Netanyahu and the Palestinians" Chemi Shalev -- Haaretz, August 29, 2017

"Israeli Leader's Settlement Vow Complicates Trump's Task" Josef Federman -- Miami Herald, August 29, 2017

Hajj Begins

"What Is the Kaaba? A Brief History of the Holiest Muslim Site Ahead of Hajj 2017" Tom O'Connor -- Newsweek, August 29, 2017

"Muslim Worshipers Seek Green Inspiration at Annual Hajj Pilgrimage" Adela Suliman -- Thomson Reuters Foundation, August 30, 2017

"How European Empires Helped Shape the Hajj" Eric Schewe -- JSTOR Daily, August 30, 2017

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