News Roundup 10/6/17

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Congressman Tim Murphy will be resigning on October 21. [Link]
  • Catalan officials have suggested that they will declare independence on Monday at a meeting of Parliament. The Spanish High Court made a ruling to prevent that meeting from taking place. The Catalonia government has ignored rulings from Spain’s court in the past. The Catalan Socialist Party opposes succession and encouraged the Spanish court to block the meeting. [Link] Spain Fyle 
  • The hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico has delayed US troop deployments to Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Iraqi army has taken one of the two cities in Iraqi that was still ISIS-held. The city of Hawija was taken after two weeks of fighting. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan said Turkey would close airspace and borders with Iraqi Kurdistan. Erdogan said he would talk with Tehran and Baghdad about cutting Kurdish oil exports to Turkey. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Jordan is pushing Syrian rebel groups to turn over a border crossing on the Syrian/Jordanian border to the Assad government. The rebels are resisting the orders from Jordan. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Red Cross warns that fighting across Syria is causing a spike in civilian deaths and displaced people. Ten Syrian hospitals have been bombed in the past ten days. [Link] Syria Fyle

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