By |Published On: November 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily News Roundup, Hong Kong|
  • NATO awards Boeing a $1 billion contract to upgrade AWACS recogniances planes. [Link]
  • Russia formally proposes to extend the NEW START Treaty five years. Russia say it is also open to a shorter extension. [Link]
  • North Korea test fired its large multi rocket launcher on Thanksgiving in a reminder to the US of Kim’s end of year deadline. The deadline calls on the US to make a realistic denuclearization proposal. [Link]
  • Trump signs bill in support of Hong Kong protesters and could possibly sanction the Chinese government for human rights violations. Trump signed another bill that bars selling some crowd control weapons to the Hong Kong police. [Link]
  • Singapore is attempting to enforce its fake news law. It claims a blog posted fake information. Singapore first pushed the author to publish a correction. He refused and is not under investigation. Singapore then asked Facebook to post a correction. Facebook has not responded. [Link]
  • Trump traveled to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. He said he believes the Taliban would engage in a ceasefire. The Taliban confirmed they have resumed talks with the US. [Link]
  • The top US general says peace talks have a higher change of working this time. [Link]
  • Fifteen members of an Afghan family were killed by a roadside bomb on the way to a wedding. [Link]
  • The US representative to the OPCW accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syrian chemical weapons use. [Link]
  • Two Turkish soldiers were killed by a mortar attack in southern Turkey near the Syrian border. [Link]
  • At least 45 protesters were killed by Iraqi security forces across southern Iraq. The protesters broke into then burned an important Iranian consulate. [Link]
  • Iraqi’s Prime Minister Mahdi announces his resignation. In the past two months, more than 400 protesters have been killed. [Link]
  • 20 African migrants were killed traveling through Yemen to Saudi Arabia. Reports say they may have been killed by an airstrike. [Link]
  • The Red Cross says 128 Houthi prisoners of war have been released by Saudi Arabia. Saudi claims to have released 200 prisoners. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim to have shot down a Saudi helicopter. [Link]
  • East Libyan forces say they had to use airstrikes to turn back Chadian forces advancing on Libya’s largest oilfield. [Link]
  • Four Ebola workers in the Congo were killed in attacks on several Ebola treatment facilities by the Mai Mai militia. [Link]
  • Nineteen civilians were killed by militants in the eastern Congo. The ADF, a jiahdist militia, is believed to be behind the attack. Last month, the Congolese government launched a crackdown against militants. Since, militias have killed over 80 civilians in relititory attacks. [Link]

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