Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

By Anushka Limaye
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 3:06 PM

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has tendered her resignation as of this morning. She is set to vacate her position at the end of 2018, reports the Washington Post.

A group of investigative journalists have identified Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, a Russian military doctor and GRU officer, as a suspect in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, reports the New York Times.

Policy toward Iran is deepening the divide between the U.S. and Europe as many of Washington’s European allies are pressing Tehran to adhere strictly to the nuclear deal while seeking methods to sidestep U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to the Times.

Turkish authorities have announced that they will search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of the investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. Saudi officials have agreed to the search, but a date and time has not yet been fixed, reports the Post.

Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s far-right minister of justice, could be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest opponent in next year’s elections, says the Atlantic.

A suicide bomber has killed eight people in Helmand, a southern province in Afghanistan, including a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, reports Reuters. The bombing is the most recent act of violence in the run up to Afghan elections.

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