By |Published On: June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily News Roundup|

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  • The UN reports, in 2019, at least 380 Venezuelan migrants have died while traveling to their destination. [Link]


  • China’s president travels to North Korea for meetings with Kim Jong-un. [Link]
  • Georgian police fired rubber bullets at protesters attempting to storm the Parliament building. [Link]

Saudi Arabia

  • The Senate votes to block weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. [Link]
  • A UK rights group won a court case forcing the government to reexamine selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. [Link]


  • The Indian Navy sends two warships to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to protect Indian flagged ships. [Link]
  • Some in Congress claim Trump does not have the authority to start a war with Iran. [Link]
  • Iran shot down a US drone in or near Iranian airspace. [Link]
  • The New York Times reports Trump gave orders to attack Iran, then halted the attack [Link]
  • The Hill reports unnamed Iranian sources saying Trump warned them a strike was imminent before giving the orders to halt the attack. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama gives alternative possibilities to explain why Trump decided not to carry out a strike on Iran. He suggests Trump could have done this as theater. [Link]


  • Aid groups reported nearly 750,000 cholera cases in Yemen in 2019; Over 1,100 people have died. [Link]

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