News Roundup 12/7/2021

by | Dec 7, 2021

News Roundup 12/7/2021

by | Dec 7, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • New York City will require all companies to have a vaccine mandate by December 27th. The city’s mayor announced that children 5-12 will need one dose of a vaccine to dine at a restaurant. [Link]
  • The WHO says an additional 70,000 people died from malaria due to covid restrictions. [Link]
  • Rep. Devin Nunes will resign from Congress to run Trump’s new media company. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice sues Texas over its Congressional redistricting plan. [Link]

Pentagon

  • Hawaii is shutting down a well that supplies 20% of the water to urban Honolulu because Navy fuel is leaking into the water supply. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will stop using fuel tanks that are leaking into Hawaii’s drinking water. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will work more with tech companies that develop commercial products to develop products for the Pentagon first. [Link]

Haiti

  • A gang in Haiti released three members of the group of Canadian and American missionaries it abducted in October. Twelve of the 17 that were kidnapped are still being held. [Link] 

Russia

  • Ukraine holds a military parade displaying equipment it got from the US. [Link] 
  • At talks today, Biden will warn Putin that the US will put more soldiers on Russia’s border if Russia invades Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia and India agree to deepen defense ties. [Link]

China

  • China threatens countermeasures to the US diplomatic boycott of the coming Olympic Games in China. [Link]
  • Four Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone. [Link]

Myanmar

  • A class-action lawsuit was filed against Facebook on behalf of Rohingya. The Rohingya were victims of an ethnic cleansing campaign that killed thousands and displaced over one million. The lawsuit claims Facebook amplified hate speech targeting Rohingya. [Link]
  • Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi had her prison sentence reduced from four to two years. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • A UK whistleblower from the foreign ministry says his department failed to effectively vet and assist Afghans in leaving their country in August. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli media reports Israeli officials will travel to the US in an effort to convince Biden to strike Iranian targets. [Link]
  • Iran says the US refusing to lift sanctions is the main barrier in saving the Iran Nuclear Deal. [Link]
  • The US gives a sanction waiver for Iraq to import energy from Iran. [Link]
  • Iraqi soldiers and Peshmerga fighters retook two villages that were briefly seized by ISIS. [Link]
  • Israel fired several missiles at Syria’s main port, destroying shipping containers. [Link]
  • Six members of a Syrian family were injured by a US drone strike. [Link]

Yemen

  • The Houthi fired several missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia carried out nearly 50 airstrikes over 24 hours in central Yemen. [Link]
  • Yemen’s Saudi-backed government replaces the head of Yemen’s central bank as the currency value plummets. [Link]

Africa 

  • The UN names US diplomat Stephanie Williams to lead meditation for Libya. [Link]
  • Ethiopian forces claim to have recaptured two towns from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. [Link]
  • At least 30 people were killed in clashes in Darfur, Sudan. [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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