News Roundup 3/24/20

by | Mar 24, 2020

News Roundup 3/24/20

by | Mar 24, 2020

Assange

  • Julian Assange’s lawyers apply for bail because of the risk to Assange’s health posed by the coronavirus. [Link] 

Afghanistan

  • Secretary of State Pompeo met with the two men claiming to be the president of Afghanistan to try to negotiate a settlement. The questions raised by two men claiming to be president is causing instability in negotiating with the Taliban. [Link]
  • The US announced it will cut $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US and UAE hold anti-Iranian war games. [Link]
  • The EU will provide 20 million euros in aid to Iran to combat coronavirus. [Link]
  • Turkey detains the mayors of five Kurdish towns. [Link]
  • AFRICOM General Townsend says al-Shabaab is planning attacks on the US homeland. The US had drastically increased airstrikes in Somalia during Trump’s presidency. [Link]

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