News Roundup 9/10/19

US News

  • DHS plans to collect more data on refugees and immigrants social media accounts. [Link]
  • 70% of Americans believe arms sales make us less safe. [Link]
  • Italy arrested a Russian executive at the request of the US. Putin condemned Italy for making the arrest. [Link]

North Korea

  • A North Korean diplomat says talks with the US will restart at the end of September. [Link]

Myanmar

  • In at least four different sites, the Myanmar government destroyed Rohingya villages and built government-run camps on the site of the villages. The camps are meant to house Rohingya who are returning from Bangladesh, so far all the Rohingya have refused to return. 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 because of the army’s ethnic cleansing campaign. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Daniel Larison explains Trump is killing his Afghan War peace deal. [Link]
  • Trump said peace talks with the Taliban are dead, but he would not rule out a reduction in US troops. [Link]

Middle East

  • The IAEA confirms Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges. [Link]
  • Hezbollah shot down an Israeli drone over southern Lebanon. [Link]
  • Israel bombed a Syrian army camp inside of Syria. [Link]
  • Turkey says the US is not doing enough to establish a safe zone in northern Syria. [Link]
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