News Roundup 5/11/20

by | May 11, 2020

News Roundup 5/11/20

by | May 11, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Mike Maharrey explains how the government broke the meat supply chain decades ago. [Link]
  • Amazon Web Services files another complaint against the Pentagon. The Pentagon is offering a multi-billion contract for a cloud program, known as JEDI. [Link]
  • The UK is fighting to get the US to extradite a CIA agent who killed a young man in the UK before fleeing the country. [Link] 
  • The US is sending two warships to the South China Sea to confront China. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • At least six protesters were killed by clashes with police in Afghanistan. The people were protesting unfair food distribution. [Link]
  • Trump reaffirms the US commitment to defend Saudi Arabia in a call with the country’s king. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says the US has failed to respond to a proposed prisoner swap. [Link]
  • It appears one Iranian ship fired a missile at another in a friendly-fire incident. [Link]
  • Clashes in northeast Syria leave 48 dead. The death toll is a high for recent months as a ceasefire has been in place. [Link]
  • The World Health Organization suspends staff activity in Houthi-controlled Yemen. The WHO says it is hoping the move will pressure the Houthi to be more open about the coronavirus outbreak. [Link]

Africa

  • Turkey says it will begin attacking the Libyan National Army if the LNA continues to attack Turkish interests in Libya. [Link]
  • The LNA carried out heavy fire against Tripoli. [Link]
  • Three UN peacekeepers were killed by a roadside bomb in Mali. [Link]
  • A mayor was killed by a separatist in Cameroon. [Link]
  • At least 20 people were killed by unidentified gunmen in Niger. [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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