News Roundup 5/1/20

by | May 1, 2020

News Roundup 5/1/20

by | May 1, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Navy awards a $5.5 billion contract to Fincantieri to build warships. [Link]
  • An Air Force intelligence report was leaked to the press explaining that US sanctions on Iran are harming the country’s response to coronavirus. [Link]
  • Russia says it will oppose the US effort to extend the arms embargo against Iran. [Link]
  • Trump threatens to take action against China over the coronavirus. Trump blames China for the virus. [Link]
  • A UN human rights expert calls on the US to lift its embargo of Cuba to help the island save lives in the battle with coronavirus. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US has under 10,000 troops remaining in Afghanistan. The US drawdown is currently ahead of schedule. Trump has been pushing to remove US troops faster because of coronavirus. [Link]
  • The Inspector General for Afghanistan says coronavirus will likely be a health disaster. [Link]

Middle East

  • An Israeli helicopter fires missiles into Syria. [Link]
  • Trump threatened that Saudi would lose US military support if it did not cut the production of oil. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to Syria says the US wants Turkey to maintain pressure on jihadists groups in Idlib, Syria. [Link]

Egypt 

  • Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed or injured by a bomb in the Sinai. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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