News Roundup 1/2/18

by | Jan 2, 2018

  • A Las Vegas woman has been exonerated after serving 16 years for a murder she did not commit. [Link]
  • Kansas SWAT kills a man after they were sent to fake crime as a prank. [Link]
  • A Kansas police officer who murdered a fleeing man will not face charges for his crime. [Link]
  • Mike Maharrey explains how state and local activism can help bring justice to those who tortured people. [Link]
  • Facebook will delete the account of people sanctioned by the US. [Link]
  • Rex Tillerson writes a new foreign policy op-ed. [Link]
  • Gareth Porter explains how the Bush Administration created the problem the US now faces with North Korea. [Link]
  • Russia bars Putin critic Alexi Navalny from running for president. [Link]
  • The Islamic State claims responsibility for a terror attack in Russia. [Link]
  • Putin tells Assad he will continue to defend Syrian sovereignty. [Link]
  • Health care workers in Rohingya refugee camps lack the medical supplies to combat an outbreak of diphtheria. [Link]
  • The State Department releases a statement supporting anti-government protests in Iran. [Link] The Iranian government says four protesters have been killed. [Link] Jason Ditz puts the death toll at 13, including one police officer killed. [Link] Protesters have targeted some police stations and military bases. [Link] Moon of Alabama reacts. [Link]
  • A jihadist group blew up an oil pipeline in Iran. [Link]
  • The Iran deal will face several political challenges in January. [Link]
  • Police in Tehran will no longer enforce the 1979 dress code on women. [Link]
  • The US claims to kill a Taliban leader inside of Pakistan with a drone strike. [Link]
  • Trump threatens to cut aid to Pakistan. [Link]
  • 18 people were killed in a bombing at a funeral in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn makes the case that 2018 will bring an end to wars in Iraq and Syria. [Link]
  • On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia killed at least 68 Yemeni civilians in airstrikes. [Link] Saudi Arabia killed 20 by bombing a restaurant in Yemen. [Link]
  • The number of US airstrikes against al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen tripled in 2017. [Link]
  • The UN is “deeply disturbed” by recent Saudi airstrikes in Yemen. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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