News Roundup 11/6/17

by | Nov 6, 2017

  • 26 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas church. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul was assaulted in his home. [Link]
  • James Bovard on the increasing censorship of social media. [Link]
  • The ‘Paradise Papers’ have been leaked. The papers include 13.4 million documents of money held offshore. [Link]
  • Three US aircraft carriers are positioned near North Korea, and this is the most since 2007. [Link]
  • Dan McAdams profiles the new Assistant Secretary of State to Europe and Eurasia. [Link]
  • A Pentagon assessment finds the US would need to use a ground invasion to secure North Korea’s nukes. [Link]
  • Spain issued a European warrant for the Catalan president and four advisors. The president and his advisors turned themselves into Belgian authorities. The Catalan officials were released under conditions and must remain in Belgium. [Link]
  • AFRICOM announces the US carried out two airstrikes against an Islamic State Group in Somalia. The US claims to have killed several terrorists. [Link]
  • US airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Afghanistan. [Link] A US soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. [Link]
  • Lebanon’s prime minister resigns and cites Iran as the cause. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia arrested several princes on corruption charges. The arrests appear to be a consolidation of power by the Saudi Crown Prince. [Link]
  • Eight high ranking Saudi officials, including the former Crown Prince, were killed in a helicopter crash. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia labels missile strike from Yemen as a blatant act of aggression from Iran. [Link]
  • Al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra carried out a terror attack in Syria that killed nine. The Israeli government has threatened to respond by invading Syria to protect the Druze people. [Link]
  • At least 75 Syrian civilians were killed by an IS car bomb near Dier Ezzor. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia claims to have intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen. [Link]
  • 895,000 people are suspected to have contracted cholera in Yemen. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

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

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