SITREP: A glance at the news for March 27, 2015

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Welcome to the SITREP.

(TFC) – A SITREP is a situation report covering stories of global importance. These reports will provide you with crucial details of world events at a glance. Here’s your briefing for this morning.

US approves trophy hunt of endangered Rhino: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to allow a hunter that paid $350,000 for a license to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino located in Namibia to bring home a trophy despite massive objections from wildlife groups. There are less than 5000 black rhinos on the planet.

Town bans charity fundraising to get even with journalist: Xenia, Ohio prosecuted a journalist that was soliciting money for charity under a panhandling statute, and has now closed the door on charity fundraising in the town. If the town does not enforce the law against other charities, it will open the door to a lawsuit. Virgil Vaduva has been highly critical of the town government in the past.

Arabs planning joint military: Leaders from across the Arab world met in Egypt to discuss building a multinational army to address threats posed by the Islamic State and Iran. The Saudis are spearheading the effort amid new claims that Iran is supporting the rebels in Yemen. If this force is brought into existence, it will be a Sunni-based force, which will lead Iran, Iraq, and Syria to form their own alliance and set the stage for a large regional conflict or an Arab Cold War.

Saudi coalition hits targets in Yemen: In a preview of the multinational force, a Saudi led coalition launched airstrikes against targets inside Yemen aimed at disrupting the rebel advance.

Chad’s leader says Nigeria not really fighting: A multinational force combating the Boko Haram in Nigeria has found that Nigerian troops aren’t up to the task of tackling the insurgent group. While the Boko Haram is on the run, it appears that the other nations of the multinational force have been doing the majority of the fighting. Some analysts believe that Chad’s leader may be attempting to lay the groundwork to stay in Nigeria and eventually annex the country.