News Roundup 5/29/19

US News

  • A federal judge rules its legal for Americans to record police secretly. [Link]
  • Curt Mills explains the war in the White House over Iran policy. [Link]
  • Facebook sharply increased the amount of its content censored in Vietnam. The censorship was done in compliance with Vietnamese laws.  [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Germany is working towards restarting peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. [Link]
  • Afghan forces kill six civilians during a night raid. [Link]
  • Ten Afghan troops were killed in Taliban attacks. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel takes steps towards dissolving the legislature and having a new election. [Link]
  • Trump says a nuclear deal with Iran is possible and he is not looking for regime change in Iran. [Link]
  • Supporters of Iraqi cleric Sadr protests against war with Iran. [Link]
  • Iraq sentences four French citizens to death. The Frenchmen were convicted in Iraq of fighting for ISIS. France said it opposes the death penalty but respects Iraq’s sovereignty. [Link]
  • A Syrian airstrike kills at least 18 civilians in Idlib. [Link]
  • French protesters are attempting to prevent arms from being loaded onto a Saudi ship. [Link]

Africa

  • The African free trade deal will take effect this week. All but three African countries – including Nigeria – have signed on to the deal. [Link]
  • The 2011 NATO war in Libya has spurred terror attacks in 14 counties. [Link]  
  • Fighting in the battle for Tripoli escalates as Haftar’s forces try to push into the city. At least have been killed in the nearly two-month long battle. [Link]
  • Boko Haram kills at least 25 Nigerian soldiers. [Link]
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