News Roundup 10/11/21

by | Oct 11, 2021

News Roundup 10/11/21

by | Oct 11, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Biden Administration official Victoria Nuland is sanctioned by Russia. However, Russia will allow her to travel to Russia this week. [Link]

India

  • Seven were left dead by fighting between Indian soldiers and militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir. [Link]

Pakistan

  • The leader of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, AQ Khan, dies at 85. [Link]
  • The US and Taliban held talks in Qatar. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • The Taliban claim the US agreed to provide humanitarian aid to poor Afghans. The US did not confirm this agreement was made. [Link]
  • The Taliban say they will not work with the US to contain ISIS. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says when Iran nuclear deal talks resume the focus will be on verifying US sanctions are removed. [Link]
  • An Iranian general was kidnapped by Israel in Damascus. After being questioned, Israel dropped him on the street in South Africa. [Link]
  • Israel fired missiles at a Syrian airbase, killing two soldiers. [Link]
  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says Israel will never return the Golan Heights territory that was seized from Syria in 1967. [Link] 
  • A car bomb killed four in Afrin, Syria. [Link]
  • Voter turnout in Iraq’s elections was a record low of 25%. [Link]
  • A car bomb in southern Yemen killed six. The targets were two high-ranking members of the Southern Transitional Council. Both men survived. [Link]

Africa 

  • Migrants looking to make it into Europe through Libya, report mass abuses in Libyan detention centers. Six detainees were killed at one detention center. [Link]
  • Gunmen kill at least 20 in Nigeria. [Link]
  • A blockade of Sudan’s main port by tribal protesters is causing wheat and oil shortages. [Link]

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