News Roundup 1/16/2022

by | Jan 16, 2022

News Roundup 1/16/2022

by | Jan 16, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Corrected on 1/17 to say the USS Nevada visited Guam, not Taiwan.

Covid

  • Covax claims to have distributed one billion covid vaccine doses. [Link]
  • The US donates 2.8 million Pfizer covid vaccine doses to the Philippines through Covax. [Link]
  • The US donated four million covid vaccine doses to African nations through Covax. [Link]
  • The US donated three million Pfizer covid vaccine doses to Egypt through Covax. [Link]

US News

  • Ohio police officers will face no punishment after dragging a paraplegic man from his car by his hair. [Link]

Haiti

  • Jamaican authorities arrested former Haitian Senator John Joel Joseph, a suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Moise. [Link]
  • A Haitian hospital will close because gangs stole the generator that would be used to power the hospital. [Link]

Russia

  • Several Ukrainian government websites were targeted with a cyberattack. The US offered Ukraine support in recovering from the attack and investigating the source. [Link]
  • Ukraine blames Russia for the cyberattack. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says Russia is planning a false flag to give reason to invade Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia says it took down the ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the US. [Link]
  • Kazakhstan authorities now report 225 deaths in the recent riots/protests. [Link]

China

  • Poland will sell the Philippines 32 Black Hawk helicopters. [Link]
  • The US and Japan participate in the annual Yama Sakura war games. [Link]
  • The USS Nevada – a nuclear, Ohio-class submarine – makes a port call in Guam. [Link]

Korea

  • North Korea is expected to reopen its border with China for rail freight. North Korea closed the border due to covid in 2020. [Link]
  • An early warning system incorrectly predicted that a missile launched by North Korea could hit the US. [Link]
  • North Korea says its third missile test in January was fired from a train. [Link]
  • North Korea carried out its fourth missile test this month. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Opposition forces in Myanmar are using 3D-printed guns. [Link]
  • Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi – who was removed in a coup – faces five new charges. She is currently serving a multi-year sentence imposed by the ruling militia. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • At least four people were killed in fighting between Uzbek fighters and the Taliban. [Link]

Middle East

  • Eight members of the House and Senate form the Abraham Accords caucus. [Link]
  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett vows not to engage in peace talks with Palestinians. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there are only a few weeks left to save the Iran nuclear agreement. [Link]
  • Lebanon says that it will not be subject to US sanctions on Syria for importing Jordanian and Egyptian energy through Syria. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia announces an increase of bombing in Yemen. [Link]
  • The UN is calling on the Houthi to release a UAE-flagged ship. The UAE says the ship was carrying medical supplies, and the Houthi claim it was carrying weapons. The Houthi rejected the UN call. [Link]

Africa

  • The spokesperson for Somalia’s prime minister was injured in an al-Shabaab suicide bombing. [Link]
  • The UN says airstrikes have killed over 100 civilians in Ethiopia since the start of the year. [Link]

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