News Roundup 8/22/19

by | Aug 22, 2019

News Roundup 8/22/19

by | Aug 22, 2019

US News

  • Adnan Syed’s lawyers take his care to the Supreme Court. [Link]
  • The new Trump guidelines or citizenship could negatively impact veterans. The guidelines make it more difficult for recipients of public benefits to get green cards. [Link]
  • The US tests a missile that was banned under the INF Treaty. [Link] 
  • Stephen Biegun turned down,= becoming the Ambassador to Russia. Biegun decided not to take the job in an effort to make a deal with North Korea in his current position. [Link]

China

  • The State Department approves an $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan. [Link]
  • US media is over-reporting the size of the Hong Kong protests. [Link]

Kashmir

  • Kashmiri leadership calls for mass protests on Friday. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US and the Taliban resume peace talks. [Link]

Middle East

  • US and Israeli forces simulate hijacking a ship. [Link]
  • Turkey sent a convoy to support rebel forces in Idlib Syria. Turkey reports an airstrike targeted the convoy and killed three civilians. [Link] Moon of Alabama explains the convoy was attempting to resupply cut off rebels. The Russian government carried out the strikes. [Link]
  • The Yemeni separatists gained more territory from the Saudi backed government. Saudi is carrying out airstrikes in support of its forces. [Link]
  • The Houthi shoot down a US drone over Yemen. The US accuses Iran of supplying the Houthi with the weapon. [Link]

Africa

  • Egyptian soldiers killed 11 militants in the Saini. [Link]
  • Doctors Without Borders believes over 100 migrants drowned over the coast of Libya. [Link]
  • Gunmen kill 24 soldiers in Burkina Faso. [Link]
  • The Sudanese military and protest leadership sign a power-sharing-transitional agreement. [Link]
  • Suspected jihadists killed five Milian soldiers. [Link]

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