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Daily Brief: January 14, 2022

Daily Brief: January 14, 2022

Over the past day, we've mapped 38 events.  If you'd like access to all of our event summaries, please subscribe to the Geopolitical Report Newsletter or Geopolitical Report Pro.

Bedouin protests over a forestation project in the Negev Desert continued on Thursday.

Bedouin protests continue
Bedouin protesters blocked the Route 31 Highway near Atrash on Thursday and threw objects at police officers. Police responded with stun grenades and teargas injuring at least 12 protesters and arresting 10 more. The protests are taking place over a forestation project in the Negev Desert.

Rockets landed in the US Embassy compound in the Green Zone and hit residential areas.

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone
Three rockets landed within the US Embassy compound in Baghdad and one struck a school in a nearby neighborhood on Thursday. A girl and woman were injured and the C-RAM was reportedly deployed. Iranian-backed militias have historically been responsible for such attacks.

Two missing men were found dead in Lamu and al-Shabab is suspected in their kidnappings and deaths.  

Al-Shabab abductees found in Lamu
Two Kenyans that were believed to have been abducted by al-Shabab earlier this month were found dead in Lamu County on Thursday.

Thousands returned to the streets of Khartoum and clashed with security forces.

Thousands protest in Khartoum
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Khartoum to demonstrate against the coup. Security forces fired teargas to disperse the protesters and demonstrations were also seen in Omdurman and other areas of the country.

French teachers angry over the government's response to the pandemic went on strike on Thursday.

French teachers strike over Covid response
Teachers in France conducted a one-day strike in which tens of thousands of teachers took part. The teachers are unhappy with the government’s handling of Covid in the education sector.
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