By |Published On: August 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily News Roundup|

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US News

  • Chicago police are giving children PTSD by raiding their homes – often on false information or going to the wrong address – and pointing guns at them. [Link]
  • About 40% of the thousands of ICE detainees locked up in solitary confinement have a mental illness. [Link]
  • Gareth Porter debunks the myth that Russia targeted US state election systems in 2016. [Link]
  • Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman says the New START Treaty is flawed and outdated. [Link]

Korean Peace

  • Moon Jae-in says he targets Korean unity by 2045. [Link]
  • The US carries out joint air military exercises with South Korea. [Link]


  • Pakistan says three of its soldiers were killed in border clashes with Indian forces. Pakistan said five Indian soldiers were killed as well. India denies any of its soldiers were killed. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel bars US Congresswomen Talib and Omar from visiting Israel because of their support for BDS. [Link]
  • Two Palestinians stabbed an Israeli police and one of the Palestinians were killed. [Link]
  • Gibraltar releases the Iranian supertanker Grace 1. The US pushed Gibraltar to continue to hold the ship. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama expects the Syrian army to make quick progress against rebels in Idlib. [Link]
  • Turkish backed Syrian rebels are moving to Idlib to help fight against Assad’s forces. [Link]
  • Southern Separatists in Yemen are demanding the Saudi backed goverment remove Muslim Brotherhood members from the goverment. The separatists seized control of the city of Aden from the Saudi backed government. [Link] 


  • Several people were killed in fighting between al-Shabaab and the Somali government. A journalist was among the dead. [Link]
  • A suicide bomber killed five people in Chad. [Link]

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