News Roundup 9/3/18

by | Sep 3, 2018

News Roundup 9/3/18

by | Sep 3, 2018

  • A Colorado journalist was detained for filming police. The police officers will not face charges for wrongly detaining the journalist. [Link]
  • Brian Saady explains the fallibility of forensic science. [Link]
  • Ray McGovern explains how Senator Burr covered up CIA Director Gina Haspel’s past as a torturer. [Link]
  • The Trump administration has reversed a plan to cut $3.5 billion in foreign aid. [Link]
  • The Trump administration is stripping authorities from the safety board overseeing nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • Stephen M Walt explains the advantages of a realist foreign policy. [Link]
  • Justin Raimondo explains how the mainstream narrative on the peace process in North Korea is incorrect and give analysis on North Korea’s true motives. [Link]
  • The US military kills a plan to build a train linking North and South Korea. [Link]
  • South Korea’s national security adviser and top spy are traveling to North Korea for a meeting. [Link]
  • A UN report condemns Myanmar military officers and the head of state for the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. [Link]
  • The US ends funding to the UN agency tasked with supporting Palestinians. [Link]
  • An Israeli company sold the UAE surveillance technology that the UAE used to spy on foreign journalists and state officials. [Link]
  • A Saudi official suggests a plan to turn Qatar into an island. [Link]
  • The IAEA confirms that Iran is in full compliance with the Nuclear Agreement. [Link]
  • Iraqis protesting poor government services damage a government complex in south Iraq. [Link]
  • Trump is pushing to send British ISIS fighters captured in Syria to the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The US has encouraged the Syrian Kurdish YPG to send about 600 fighters captured in Syria to Iraq. [Link]
  • A Trump official says the policy for Syria is to create a Quagmire. [Link]
  • US sanctions are hindering Syrian reconstruction. [Link]
  • The US has drawn up Syrian government targets to strike if the US accuses Assad of using chemical weapons. [Link]
  • The Syrian Foreign Minister says the Syrian Army will retake all of the rebel-held Idlib Province. [Link]
  • Turkey designates Syrian rebel coalition Tahrir al-Sham as a terrorist group. [Link]
  • Syrian rebels destroy bridges in the Idlib Province ahead of the coming offensive by the Syrian Army. [Link]
  • Russia continues to offer reconciliation agreements to Syrian rebel groups to allow the Assad government to take territory without fighting. [Link]
  • The US cuts $300 military aid to Pakistan. [Link]
  • China denies reports of a plan to build a military base in Afghanistan. China reports they have no plans to deploy military forces to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • General Scott Miller takes command of US forces in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • US intelligence assessment of the Afghan War is pessimistic. [Link]
  • ISIS-K kills five Afghan border police with a roadside bomb. [Link]
  • The Saudi coalition admits the attack on the Yemeni school bus was unjustified. [Link]
  • 27 people have been killed in fighting near Libya’s capital city. [Link]
  • The US claims to kill three al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab carries out a suicide bombing near a school in Somalia’s capital. At least six people are dead including two children. [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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