News Roundup 1/13/21

by | Jan 13, 2021

News Roundup 1/13/21

by | Jan 13, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Former governor Rick Snyder is expected to be charged for his role in the Flint water crisis. [Link]
  • US Amb to the UN Kelly Craft canceled her trip to Taiwan as a part of the State Department canceling all trips during the transition. [Link]
  • The CIA releases a cache of UFO documents. The documents were liberated by a podcast host using the FOIA laws. [Link]
  • The federal government carried out the execution of Lisa Montgomery. She is the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 70 years. She suffered from severe abuse and mental health conditions. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Several key figures for Afghan peace talks have not returned to Qatar. Talks resumed four days ago without members of the Afghan government and Taliban delegations. [Link]

Iran

  • An aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader said any future negotiations about the JCPOA should include dropping the ‘snapback sanctions.’ [Link]
  • The EU demands Iran stop enriching uranium up to 20%. [Link]
  • Facebook deleted Iran’s state media’s page, Press TV, without warning. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Syrian Army reports Israel bombed Iranian-backed Shia militias near the Iraq/Syria border. [Link]
  • The GCC praised the US decision to name the Houthi as a terror group. [Link]

Africa

  • Sudan says the Ethiopian military flew aircraft in Sudan’s airspace. [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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