News Roundup 12/28/18

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  • Fentanyl is used in half of opioid deaths. [Link]
  • A Mississippi sheriff was arrested for embezzlement, having sex with inmates, and threatening his employees. [Link]
  • Police force doctors to perform a non consensual anal exam on a man they suspected of having drugs. The man was then bill $4,600 for the exam. [Link]
  • Several South Carolina prisons have been under lockdown for eight months. [Link]
  • A 8 year old boy dies in a Border Patrol detention center. [Link]
  • Germany will push to add permanent members to the UNSC. [Link]
  • Putin says Russia will deploy nuclear hypersonic missiles in 2019. [Link]
  • Protesters gather in Mongolia to stand against corruption. [Link]
  • Plans to link North and South Korean roads and rails are on hold because of US and UN sanctions. [Link]
  • The UAE reopens the country’s embassy in Damascus. [Link]
  • Syrian rebels at al-Tanf plan to surrender after US forces leave. [Link]
  • Syria Kurds are reaching out to Russia and Assad for protection from Turkey. [Link]
  • A militant group from Chad attack forces loyal to Haftar in Libya. [Link]
  • An IS suicide bomber kills three in an attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry office in Tripoli. [Link]
  • Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is alive and in hiding. Russia says he is a potential future leader of Libya. [Link]
  • The Libyan Coast Guard claims to have intercepted 15,000 migrants attempting to cross into Europe in 2018. The UN says the Libyan Coast Guard has stopped 29,000 migrants. Many of the migrants captured by the Libyan Coast Guard are placed in inhuman detention facilities. [Link]
  • A group of Sudanese journalists go on a strike to support protesters demanding the country’s president step down. [Link]
  • Protesters in Tunisia clash with police after a journalist set himself on fire. [Link]
  • South Africa issues an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe. [Link]
  • The Congo Ebola outbreak has now killed 319 people. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan