News Roundup 10/6/17

by | Oct 6, 2017

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Congressman Tim Murphy will be resigning on October 21. [Link]
  • Police body camera show cops murdering a man trying to flee. [Link]
  • Chris Woods of Airwars discusses airstrikes and civilian casualties in the war on the Islamic State. [Link]
  • Catalan officials have suggested that they will declare independence on Monday at a meeting of Parliament. The Spanish High Court made a ruling to prevent that meeting from taking place. The Catalonia government has ignored rulings from Spain’s court in the past. The Catalan Socialist Party opposes succession and encouraged the Spanish court to block the meeting. [Link]
  • The CIA says Kim Jung Un is a rational actor with long-term goals. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia will buy Russian S-400 surface to air missiles. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia was put on a UN blacklist for murdering Yemeni children. [Link]
  • The hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico has delayed US troop deployments to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Iraqi army has taken one of the two cities in Iraqi that was still ISIS-held. The city of Hawija was taken after two weeks of fighting. [Link]
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan said Turkey would close airspace and borders with Iraqi Kurdistan. Erdogan said he would talk with Tehran and Baghdad about cutting Kurdish oil exports to Turkey. [Link]
  • Jordan is pushing Syrian rebel groups to turn over a border crossing on the Syrian/Jordanian border to the Assad government. The rebels are resisting the orders from Jordan. [Link]
  • The Red Cross warns that fighting across Syria is causing a spike in civilian deaths and displaced people. Ten Syrian hospitals have been bombed in the past ten days. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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