- Fuel shortages and power outages are putting pressure on the Islamist insurgents who seized control of Mosul last week.
- Their military offensive has been matched by a digital offensive of equal prowess.
- Moderate Islamists are being eclipsed by their extremist counterparts, while jihadists are on the march, roving unchecked across broad sections of North Africa and the Middle East.
- Hong Kong is undergoing deepening tensions over its political future as a self-governed territory under Chinese sovereignty.
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