News Roundup 11/4/19

by | Nov 4, 2019

News Roundup 11/4/19

by | Nov 4, 2019

US News

  • The House votes for rules in the impeachment hearings. [Link]
  • Mike Maharrey explains Trump’s law enforcement surge is unconstitutional. [Link]
  • Steve Biegun has been named the number two at the State Department. Biegun will retain his duties negotiating with North Korea. [Link]
  • An independent UN investigator into human rights says the UK is putting Julian Assange’s life at risk with arbitrary detention. The UK is holding Assange for his extradition case to the US. [Link]
  • Russia says it is too late to negotiate a replacement agreement to the New START Treaty. Russia says there is still time to extend New START. [Link]


  • Nine children were killed by a landmine in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • A leaked video shows an Israeli police officer shooting a Palestinian man in the back as he walked away from the officer. The officer was released from the police but joined the army. She may face charges. [Link]
  • The Islamic State confirms Baghdadi is dead and names Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi. [Link]
  • The US imposed sanctions on Iran’s construction sector. The US announced it would extend waivers on sanctions for 90 days for work on redesigning Iran’s nuclear facilities. [Link]
  • Iran signs contracts with Syria to rebuild the country’s power grid. [Link]


  • Turkey says it will send captured foreign ISIS fighters back to their home countries. [Link]
  • Twelve people were killed by a car bomb in a Turkish controlled area of northeastern Syria. The dead included Turkish backed rebels and civilians. Turkey blames Syrian Kurds for the attack. [Link]
  • Turkey releases 18 captured Syrian soldiers to Russia. [Link]


  • Saudi Arabia is inflicting a famine on Yemen. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim to down a US-made ScanEagle drone near the Saudi border. [Link]


  • The Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack in Mali that killed 53 soldiers and one civilian. [Link]
  • AFRICOM says the US will begin armed and unarmed air operations in Niger. [Link]

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