News Roundup 10/22/19

by | Oct 22, 2019

News Roundup 10/22/19

by | Oct 22, 2019

Assange

  • A UK judge denies Assange’s request to delay his extradition hearing for three months. [Link]

South Korea

  • 20 South Korean students were arrested for attempting to enter the US ambassador’s home in protest of US troops in South Korea. [Link]

India/Pakistan

  • Two soldiers and one civilian were killed in clashes between India and Pakistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Secretary of Defense Esper says the US has long-standing commitments to Afghanistan, unlike with the Syrian Kurds. [Link]
  • Netanyahu says he cannot form a government. His political rival, Gantz, will now attempt to form a government. [Link]
  • At least some US troops have moved from eastern Syria into western Iraq. [Link]
  • Trump says Israel and Jordan are pushing him to keep some troops in Syria. [Link]
  • The US extends sanctions waivers for Iraq to import Iranian energy for another 120 days. [Link]
  • CNN reports US weapons sold to the UAE were transferred to southern separatists in Yemen and used against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government. [Link]

Africa

  • Nigerian police free 150 people from a school. Police say the “Islamic school” was abusing the students. Nigerian police have claimed to free over 1,000 people in a string of operations against Islamic schools. [Link]
  • The Milian army killed 50 militants and freed 36 of its soldiers. [Link]

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