News Roundup 1/4/19

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  • William Arkin resigns from NBC. In an email explaining his resignation, Arkin cites the networks support for endless war as a reason for leaving the network. [Link]
  • Glenn Greenwald explains that five weeks after a “bombshell” Guardian story that claimed Paul Manafort met with Julian Assange three times still lacks evidence. [Link]
  • Nancy Pelosi was re-elected Speaker of the House. 13 Democrats voted against her. [Link]
  • Russia says US citizen Paul Whelan has been given consular access. [Link]
  • Two Afghan soldiers fired on NATO forces. No NATO forces were injured in the attack. [Link]
  • The US is blocking Israel from selling used American made F-16s to Croatia. Since buying the F-16s years ago, the Israelis have upgraded the F-16s several times. The US is demanding Israel strip the upgrades from the planes before the sale. Croatia is pushing Israel to sell the upgraded F-16s. [Link]
  • The Taliban destroy an Afghan Army outpost and kill five soldiers. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Foreign Minister says Iraq does not have to obey US sanctions on Iran. [Link]
  • Somalia declares the UN Envoy persona non grata. The UN Envoy questioned the legal authority used by the Somali government to arrest a regional presidential candidate. Somali forces used lethal force against protesters following the arrest. [Link]
  • Kenyan Defense Forces claim to kill seven al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. [Link]
  • The Congo Ebola outbreak has reached 600 cases and 368 deaths. [Link]
  • Protesters in Sudan continue to demand the country’s leader step down. The Sudanese government is using lethal force in an attempt to suppress the protests. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan