News Roundup 11/6/17

  • As many as 26 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas church. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul was assaulted in his home. [Link]
  • James Bovard on the increasing censorship of social media. [Link]
  • The ‘Paradise Papers’ have been leaked. The papers include 13.4 million documents of money held offshore. [Link]
  • A Pentagon assessment finds the US would need to use a ground invasion to secure North Korea’s nukes. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Spain issued a European warrant for the Catalan president and four advisors. The president and his advisors turned themselves into Belgian authorities. The Catalan officials were released under conditions and must remain in Belgium. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • AFRICOM announces the US carried out two airstrikes against an Islamic State Group in Somalia. The US claims to have killed several terrorists. [Link] Africa Fyle 
  • 14 civilians were killed by US airstrikes in Afghanistan. [Link] A US soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Lebanon’s prime minister resigns and cites Iran as the cause. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia arrested several princes on corruption charges. The arrests appear to be a consolidation of power by the Saudi Crown Prince. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Eight high ranking Saudi officials, including the former Crown Prince, were killed in a helicopter crash. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Saudi Arabia labels missile strike from Yemen as a blatant act of aggression from Iran. [Link] Saudi Arabia Fyle
  • Al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra carried out a terror attack in Syria that killed nine. The Israeli government has threatened to respond by invading Syria to protect the Druze people. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • At least 75 Syrian civilians were killed by an IS car bomb near Dier Ezzor. [Link] Syria Fyle

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