News Roundup 5/18/20

by | May 18, 2020

News Roundup 5/18/20

by | May 18, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Justin Amash drops out of the presidential race. [Link]
  • People cleared by New York’s AG to be released due to coronavirus remain in prison. [Link]
  • Federal police ran an operation where they identified potential sex trafficking victims, had the women perform sexual acts, and then arrested them. [Link]
  • White House adviser Peter Navarro has been pushing for more weapon sales throughout the Trump presidency. Navarro’s push has been key to keeping Saudi Arabia supplied with arms as it commits war crimes in Yemen. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The two men claiming to be Afghanistan’s president strike a power-sharing deal. Under the deal, Abdullah Abdullah will lead negotiations with the Taliban. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says it is continuing its drawdown from Afghanistan and is on pace to meet the timeline laid out in the agreement with the Taliban. [Link]
  • A Taliban suicide bomber attacked an intelligence agency building, killing seven Afghan soldiers. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US is threatening Iran for shipping fuel to Venezuela. [Link]
  • An Israeli airstrike killed at least seven Shia fighters crossing from Iraq to Syria. [Link]

Africa

  • Two displaced people were killed by fighting near Tripoli, Libya. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab killed a Somali governor and three of his bodyguards in a suicide bombing. [Link]
  • At least 20 civilians were killed by armed militants in the Congo. [Link]

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