NEWSWorthy is a news roundup aimed at informing

the Atlanta community on foreign policy and global issues.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in these articles are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the position of the members of the Board of Directors or members of Atlanta Council on International Affairs, a non-partisan 501c.3. organization that seeks to educate the public on a wide variety of international issues from multiple points of view.

AFRICA

November 19, 2020


FILE - U.S. Army soldiers discuss security operations during a patrol in Somalia in December 2019. (Nick Kibbey/U.S. Air Force)

The proposed withdrawal of 700 U.S. military troops would amount to the U.S. "turning its back" on Somalia, says Somalian Senator Ahmd Hashi.  Somalia is facing a critical time with parliamentary elections planned for December, a presidential election likely in February 2021 and ongoing terrorist threats. The U.S. military supports the military operations and logistics of Somalia's commando forces.

SOMALIS WORRY ABOUT POTENTIAL US TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM THEIR FRAGILE COUNTRY

voanews.com




ASIA

November 18, 2020




Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian says Australians have politicized COVID-19, accused China of "intervention" and "infiltration", and created barriers against bi-lateral relations. He urged Australia to do more to promote cooperation between the two countries.


CHINA URGES AUSTRALIA TO DO MORE ON BILATERAL TIES

shine.cn



NORTH AMERICA

November 13, 2020