News Roundup 12/2/20

by | Dec 2, 2020

News Roundup 12/2/20

by | Dec 2, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

China

  • China offers to engage in talks with NATO after a NATO report identified China as a threat. [Link]

North Korea

  • The State Department offers a $5 million reward for information about violations of sanctions on North Korea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • An Afghan government airstrike killed two children. [Link]
  • The Taliban and Afghan government signed their first agreement since the US invaded the country in 2001. The agreement only lays out a path forward for talks but is considered a breakthrough. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel will likely pass a bill to dissolve Parliament and hold another election. [Link]
  • Israel transfers over $1 billion in tax revenue, collected from Palestinians, to the Palestinian Authority. Israel stopped transferring the tax revenue to the PA over the summer. [Link]
  • The Daily Beast reports Trump gave Mike Pompeo and Elliot Abrams a free hand to pressure Iran for the rest of his term. The report said Trump’s only stipulation was not to start WWIII. [Link]
  • In October, the US sanctioned Iran’s banking center. The UK, France, and Germany sent the US a letter opposing the sanctions saying the sanctions would prevent humanitarian goods from getting to Iran. [Link] 
  • Iran denies the report that an IRGC commander was killed near the Iraq-Syrian border. [Link]

Yemen

  • The UN reports that nearly a quarter of a million people have died from the US-Saudi-UAE war against Yemen. [Link]
  • Yemeni children are suffering from a polio outbreak caused by a weakened strain of the virus that mutated from a vaccine. The UN is now rushing to try to vaccinate 5.5 million Yemeni children. [Link]
  • The UN reports that 11 children were killed in two attacks in Yemen. The UN believes the Houthis were behind the attacks. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim to kill eight Saudi soldiers in Yemen. [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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