News Roundup 8/24/20

by | Aug 24, 2020

News Roundup 8/24/20

by | Aug 24, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Arizona police stole a $15,000 Jeep over an alleged $25 pot sale. [Link]
  • A police officer who kneed a man in the face 20 to 30 times gets qualified immunity. [Link]
  • John Durham’s investigation questioned John Brennan for eight hours. The investigation said Brennan was being investigated as a possible witness to crimes, not for criminal behavior. [Link]
  • Attorney General Bob Barr says he opposes a pardon of Edward Snowden. [Link]
  • A high-ranking State Department official will meet with the leaders of the Belarus protest movement. [Link]

Iran

  • Thirteen of the 15 member UN Security Council oppose the US effort to reimpose sanctions on Iran. [Link]
  • The US imposes visa restrictions on 14 Iranians. [Link]

Israel

  • Hezbollah claims to have shot down an Israeli drone. [Link]
  • Israel has banned all imports to Gaza, except medicine and food. [Link]

Middle East

  • Trump discusses withdrawing US troops from Iraq by the election with the Iraqi prime minister. [Link]
  • US-led coalition forces withdraw from the Iraq base Camp Taji. [Link]
  • Turkey is in talks with Russia to buy more S-400 air defense systems. [Link]
  • An airstrike killed two civilians in Yemen. [Link]

Africa

  • The Libyan National Army rejects a proposed ceasefire and claims that the Government of National Accord is using the ceasefire to launch a new attack. [Link]
  • The US suspends its military relationship with Mali in response to the coup. [Link]
  • The coup leader in Mali had training from the US. [Link]
  • Suspected Islamic militants killed 13 people in the Congo. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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