News Roundup 5/2/21

by | May 3, 2021

News Roundup 5/2/21

by | May 3, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Two Texas police officers were fired for committing crimes on the job. One officer punched a teenage boy for no reason. The other officer pulled his gun and threatened to kill people without cause. [Link]
  • The US announced it will cut its embassy in Moscow staff by 75%. [Link]
  • Biden’s North Korea policy calls for a phased process that leads to denuclearization. [Link]

Central Asia

  • Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agree to withdraw forces from their shared border after fighting killed about 40. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Foreign contractors employed by the US in Afghanistan fear they will be targets of the Taliban and are asking for US assistance leaving the country as the US withdraws. [Link]
  • The Taliban protected US bases after the peace agreement was signed. [Link]
  • The Taliban appear to be taking more control over Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The AP breaks down the massive amount of lives the US took and the money the US spent to lose the War in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban warns against attacks on occupying forces because the US violated the May 1st withdrawal deadline. [Link]
  • At least seven and as many as 30 died in a Taliban attack on an Afghan Army position. [Link]

Middle East

  • National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says US-Iranian indirect talks are in an unclear place. [Link]
  • The Senate anti-China bill now has a provision that could undermine the US negotiations with Iran to save the JCPOA. [Link]
  • Biden tells Israeli intelligence there is a long way to go before the US reenters the JCPOA. [Link]
  • A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian village after a shooting wounded three Israelis. [Link]

Africa

  • Biden announces he will continue to recognize Western Sahara as Moroccan territory. Trump first made the change in US policy to get Morocco to normalize ties with Israel. [Link]
  • Sixteen Niger soldiers were killed in an attack near the border with Mali. [Link]

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