SITREP: A glance at the news for March 28, 2015

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(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.

More teen girls attempt to reach Islamic State: Five teenage girls from London have been barred from overseas travel after suspicions arose that they were going to join the three teenage girls smuggled into Syria by a Canadian Intelligence asset earlier this month. Their passports and the passports of several family members were confiscated by a judge who noted that others had travelled using the passports of family members.

Malaysian cops arrest protest leaders: Police arrested at least 10 people including opposition legislators before they could conduct a protest against the government later this week. The protest would have demanded the release of an imprisoned opposition leader and denounced government corruption.

Chinese President Promises Peace: The Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he detailed his country’s desire to remain peaceful and not use its military might for its own development plans. The remarks were probably intended to attack the recent US interventions for corporate profit.

Boko Haram has been pushed out of stronghold: The Nigerian militant group has been pushed out of its last real stronghold just before the country’s presidential elections.

Ukraine to erect a Berlin Wall styled barrier: To separate itself from Russia, Ukraine will be erecting a 1250-mile wall ostensibly to keep Russian tanks out. Russian tanks are capable of destroying any fixed fortification. The most likely scenario is that Ukraine is worried about defections of their people as the West bleeds the country dry. Russian spies infiltrating the country are probably also a concern.

US Condmens Houthi Rebels: Unsurprisingly, the US has condemned the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Despite airstrikes led by the Saudis the rebels are still making large gains across the country.