News Roundup 5/10/21

by | May 10, 2021

News Roundup 5/10/21

by | May 10, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Three million students have dropped out because of virtual learning. [Link]
  • Biden has hired 17 Trump nominated judges to immigration courts. [Link]
  • Former Syria Envoy James Jeffery is now working at West End Execs. [Link]
  • The B-1B bombers are starting to return to service after a fuel filter issue grounded the fleet. The planes have been grounded since April 20th. [Link]

Korea

  • The South Korean President believes he still has the opportunity to work towards a peace agreement with North Korea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US Envoy to Afghanistan says if the Taliban does not sign a peace deal the US will back the republic. [Link]
  • The Afghan Foreign Minister met with the ICC about a possible probe into war crimes committed during the US occupation. [Link]
  • At least 68 people were killed in a series of bombings outside of a school in Kabul. Nearly all the dead are children. The Afghan government blamed the Taliban and the Taliban denied involvement. [Link]
  • A bus bombing in Afghanistan killed 11. Another bombing near a minibus killed two. [Link]
  • The Taliban declared a three-day ceasefire in observation of the Eid holiday. [Link]

Israel

  • Hundreds of Palestinian worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque have been injured by Israeli forces attempting to prevent them from gathering as the Muslims celebrate Ramadan. [Link]
  • Israel provided General Soleimani’s phone numbers to the US before he was killed with a drone strike. [Link]
  • Israeli killed at least five Shia militants in Syria with a drone strike. [Link]

Iran

  • Iran confirms it is engaging in talks with Saudi Arabia. [Link]

Africa

  • Chad’s military declares victory over a rebel group that killed the country’s longtime dictator. The rebel group claims the fighting is still ongoing. [Link]
  • Armed men killed six at a police station in southern Nigeria. [Link]

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