News Roundup 8/30/19

by | Aug 30, 2019

News Roundup 8/30/19

by | Aug 30, 2019

US News

  • Trump formally established the Space Command. [Link]
  • A woman gets $3 million from Reno because she was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 35 years in prison. [Link]
  • An incoming Harvard freshman had his visa revoked by immigration because of posts his friends made on social media opposing the US. The 17-year-old is a Palestinian from Lebanon. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says it needs funding to support the Ukrainian military. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Trump says he will reduce US troop numbers in Afghanistan to 8,600. [Link]
  • General Dunford said a peace agreement with the Taliban is worth trying and Trump has assured him that any agreement is conditions-based. [Link]
  • A top candidate for Afghan president says he would drop out of the race to help secure peace with the Taliban. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US sanctions two “networks” alleged to be violating sanctions against Iran. [Link]
  • Trump will not release the Israel-Palestine peace plan until after the Israeli elections. [Link]
  • The Lebanese Army fired at two Israeli drones that entered into Lebanese airspace. [Link]
  • The US sanctioned a Lebanese bank for allegedly doing business with Hezbollah. [Link]
  • Turkey says it will not allow delays in establishing a safe zone. [Link]

Yemen

  • The UAE attacks the Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen. Moon of Alabama provides analysis. [Link]
  • At least ten people were killed during fighting in Aden. [Link]
  • Trump plans to push Saudi to enter into talks with the Houthi. [Link]

Africa 

  • Gunmen abducted over 50 people – including women and children – from a village in Nigeria. [Link]
  • The US will give Tunisia $335 million in financial aid over five years. [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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