News Roundup 3/4/21

by | Mar 4, 2021

News Roundup 3/4/21

by | Mar 4, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Michigan woman was caring for injured animals on her farm. The state charged her with a misdemeanor for caring for animals. Then the state killed six of her animals. [Link]
  • Massachusetts police seized a woman’s car in 2015. The state did not serve her a civil asset forfeiture notice for five years. [Link]
  • Deputy Secretary of State nominee Wendy Sherman says even if a deal is reached to return to the JCPOA, Biden will keep some Iranian sanctions in place. [Link]
  • The US flew nuclear capable bombers over the Baltic states. [Link]

Myanmar

  • At least 38 people were killed during protests in Myanmar on Wednesday. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • A doctor was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • A US contractor died of a cardiac episode during the rocket attack on an Iraqi base. [Link] 
  • The US said the profile of the attack matches Iranian-backed groups. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says it will not shy away from responding to the rocket attack. [Link]

Yemen

  • The US sanctioned two leaders of the Houthi. The Houthi control most of Yemen. [Link]
  • The UK announced it will cut the amount of aid it gives to Yemen in half in 2021. The UK is continuing to sell Saudi Arabia weapons for the war in Yemen. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to Yemen met with the Houthi officials in Oman. [Link]

Africa

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressures the African Union to take actions in Tigray, Ethiopia. [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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