News Roundup 2/21/17

by | Feb 21, 2017

  • Trump picks H.R. McMaster to replace Flynn as National Security Advisor. [Link]
  • Immigration enforcement agents are posing as local police officers to get information about people they suspect to be illegal immigrants. [Link]
  • 74 bodies have washed ashore in Libya. It is likely that these were refugees hoping to escape Libya for Europe. [Link]
  • North Korea is preparing a delegation to send to the US for talks. The State Department has not approved the meeting yet. [Link]
  • An Israeli court sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison. The soldier executed an unarmed and wounded Palenstienin man who was lying in the street. [Link]
  • The Israeli government has plans to build a road in East Jerusalem that will require the destruction of 57 Palestinian homes. The road will connect Israeli settlements. Only Israeli settlers will be able to use the road. [Link]
  • Famine has been declared for areas of South Sudan. A civil war in the country has caused many people to be unable to get food. 42% of the country’s population is facing dire hunger or starvation. 275,000 children are acutely malnourished. [Link]
  • Turkey targeted Kurds in Northern Iraq with airstrikes. Turkey claims that 34 members of the PKK were killed in the airstrikes. [Link]
  • Iraqi forces are starting to move into the outskirts of Western Mosul from the South. Iraqi forces are receiving support from US air strikes and US military advisors that are positioned close to the front lines. [Link]
  • A Turkish air strike in al-Bab killed 11 members of a family when their home was struck. [Link]
  • A new ceasefire in Ukraine is holding. [Link]

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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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