News Roundup 6/9/17

  • The White House releases an official statement on the terror attacks in Iran. The statement says that the White House prays for the innocent victims of the attack and state sponsors of terror risk falling victim to the terror they support. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Allison Eid was nominated by Trump to replace Neil Gorsuch on the Tenth Circut Court of Appeals. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Facebook filed for a patent for a program that will spy on Facebook users through their webcams. This would allow Facebook to determine in content made you happy or sad. Facebook will try to give you more content what makes you happy. [Link]
  • The Senate moves forward with sanctions against Iran the day after Iran suffered a terror attack carried out by ISIS. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Ukraine makes it an official goal to join NATO. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab carried out a raid on a government military base. Al-Shabaab killed 66 government soldiers and seized 16 vehicles in the raid. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Chad cut some diplomatic ties with Qatar. Djibouti released a statement saying the relationship with Qatar was being downgraded. Several Middle East countries recalled their citizens from Qatar. [Link] The UAE stopped all postal deliveries to Qatar. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama argues that Qatar will be able to ignore pressure from Saudi Arabia and other nations. Saudi Arabia issued Qatar a list of demands. [Link]
  • Qatar vows to keep their foreign policy the same. Saudi Arabia has demanded Qatar change it’s foreign policy. [Link]
  • A string terror attacks in Kabul and increasing Afghani troop deaths are a sign that the US is losing the fight in Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Patrick Cockburn argues that ISIS losing Mosul and Raqqa will not end the organization’s ability to carry out attacks. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • On Tuesday, the US carried out an airstrike in defense of Assad-allied forces near al-Tanf. This strike just occurred hours before the US carried out an airstrike on Assad-allied forces in the same area neat al-Tanf. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • On Thursday, the US carried out another air strike on Assad-allied forces near al-Tanf. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A drone fired an explosive that did not explode at the US base near al-Tanf. The drone was shot down by American aircraft. The US suspects that Assad-allied forces were in control of the drone. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The death toll in Venezuelan protests has increased to 66. The most recent protester killed was 17 years old. [Link] Venezuela Fyle

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