News Roundup 11/19/19

by | Nov 19, 2019

News Roundup 11/19/19

by | Nov 19, 2019

US News

  • A Texas court grants an indefinite stay of execution on Rodney Reed. Evidence that has emerged that Reed was not guilty of the murder he was sentenced to death for. [Link]
  • Colorado has passed a large-capacity magazine ban that is a colossal failure. [Link]
  • The Saudi spy network that infiltrated Twitter may have collected the personal information of anonymous Saudi dissidents’ Twitter accounts. [Link]

Bolivia

  • At least 23 people have been killed during protests in Bolivia. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • 12 civilians – including three children – were killed by a car bomb in Kabul. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US sanctions six people and companies alleged to be associated with IS. [Link]
  • Pompeo announces the US no longer views Israeli settlements are inconsistent with international law. [Link]
  • Turkey is threatening to attack northeastern Syria if all Syrian Kurdish forces are not withdrawn. [Link]
  • US threatens to sanction Iraqi officials involved in the crackdown of protesters. [Link]
  • The Saudi coalition reports the Houthi seized a ship towing a South Korean drill south of the Red Sea. [Link]

Iran

  • Pompeo says the US stands with Iranian protesters. [Link]
  • Pompeo says the US will end sanction waivers for Iran’s Fordow nuclear site. [Link]
  • Iran now has 130 tonnes of heavy water. The JCPOA limited Iran to under 130 tonnes. [Link]

Libya

  • Seven civilians were killed by an airstrike at a biscuit factory in Libya. Haftar’s forces are behind the attack. [Link]
  • The US carried out four drone attacks in southern Libya at the end of September. Officials claim the attacks killed roughly ⅓ of the 150 IS fighters in Libya. The drones were launched from Niger. [Link]

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