“We need distant bases, and it may become possible one day to have bases on the shores of Yemen or Syria, or bases on islands or floating (bases),” said General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, quoted by the Shargh daily newspaper. Source: Reuters
GEFIRA provides in-depth and comprehensive analysis of and valuable insight into current events that investors, financial planners and politicians need to know to anticipate the world of tomorrow; it is intended for professional and non-professional readers.
The Gefira bulletin is available in ENGLISH, GERMAN and SPANISH.
The head of MI5 has said Britain is now facing the worst terror threat he has ever seen in his 34-year career. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, gave a rare public speech, calling the threat “multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before”. Source Evening standard
Unemployment among native Swedes fell to 3.9 percent in August – the lowest level since August 2008 before the financial crisis, according to statistics by national job agency Arbetsförmedlingen. A total of 22 percent of people born outside of Sweden were registered as unemployed at the end of August. Source TheLocal
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved plans to launch the country’s own cryptocurrency, Russian Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov said Sunday. Source: Daily Sabah