News Roundup 8/17/21

by | Aug 17, 2021

News Roundup 8/17/21

by | Aug 17, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Ricky Kidd is suing the Kansas City, MO government and police after he was wrongly convicted of a double murder he didn’t commit and spent 23 years in prison. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Biden delivers a speech standing by his decision to exit Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby says the last US airstrike in Afghanistan was several days ago. [Link]
  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie met with Taliban officials and warned of a heavy response if US forces at the Kabul Airport came under attack. [Link]
  • The US is sending an additional 1,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Blinken authorizes $500 million in migrant relief funds for Afghanistan. [Link]
  • At least ten people were killed at the Kabul Airport Sunday and Monday. [Link]
  • Afghan leaders Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have formed a council to meet with the Taliban on transitioning the country. [Link]
  • Uganda agreed to hold 2,000 Afghan refugees for the US for three months. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israeli officials blocked a shipment of chocolate from going to Gaza. [Link]
  • The IAEA confirms Iran made some advancements to their civilian nuclear energy program. [Link]
  • Several Yemenis who work in southern Saudi Arabia have been dismissed from their jobs. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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