News Roundup 10/26/20

by | Oct 26, 2020

News Roundup 10/26/20

by | Oct 26, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The US will deploy Coast Guard cutters to the western Pacific to combat “illegal Chinese fishing and harassment.” [Link]
  • The US and Japan kick off major war games in the Pacific. The games are a show of force to China and will include cyber warfare for the first time. [Link]
  • China will impose sanctions on US arms makers over weapon sales to Taiwan. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned a Russian research institute. [Link]
  • Russia proposes a new missile verification agreement to help ease concerns because of the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. [Link]

Armenia

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan announce a new ceasefire will take effect today. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • An Islamic State suicide bomber in Kabul attacked an education center, killing 24. [Link]
  • The US carried out airstrikes against the Taliban in defense of Afghan government forces. The strikes killed five Taliban fighters. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters resulting in dozens of injuries. [Link]
  • Israel and Sudan agree to normalize relations in a US-brokered agreement. [Link]
  • Some Sudanese political parties threaten to withdraw from the newly-formed transnational government because the government decided to normalize relations with Israel. [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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