News Roundup 9/28/21

by | Sep 28, 2021

News Roundup 9/28/21

by | Sep 28, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • New York’s governor will use the National Guard to replace health care workers fired or suspended for being unvaccinated. [Link]
  • Lockheed Martin tells the Pentagon it will only be able to deliver 151 F-35s this year. Lockheed planned to produce 161 F-35s. [Link]
  • China released two Canadians who had been held since shortly after the arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada. The US just worked out a deal that allowed Meng to return home. Two Americans who were prevented from leaving China, although not held in prison, were allowed to return to the US. The White House says this was not a prisoner exchange. [Link]

North Korea

  • North Korea says it is willing to consider holding a summit with South Korea. [Link]
  • North Korea fired a missile as its ambassador began to speak at the UN. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Wall Street Journal reports Gen. Mark Milley – at the request of Joe Biden – asked a Russian official about the US using a Russian military base to spy on Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The State Department says about 100 American citizens or permanent residents are still attempting to leave Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says Iran has crossed all nuclear red lines. [Link]
  • Iran rejects a demand from the US to allow IAEA inspectors into a building where parts for Iran’s nuclear centrifuges are produced. [Link]
  • An unidentified plane – likely the US or Israel – bombed Shia militias in Eastern Syria. [Link]
  • The US has carried out at least two raids against ISIS in recent days. The US claims to have killed three and captured five members of ISIS in the raids. [Link]
  • Yemeni officials claim that at least 67 people were killed during fighting in Marrib. [Link]

Africa

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin tells France the US continues to support its military operations in the Sahel. [Link]
  • Nigeria says it repelled an attack by the Islamic State West African Province. The ISWAP fighters fled across the border into Niger. At least 22 soldiers were killed in the attack. [Link]
  • Armed men attacked two villages in Nigeria, leaving at least 30 dead. [Link]
  • Ten Nigerian students were released from captivity after a ransom was paid to the kidnappers. Of the 150 students abducted from the school over two months ago, 11 are still held. At least ten mass kidnappings have happened at Nigerian schools since December. [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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