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Officially done with finals and college for a few weeks. In other words, how are you doing?

International Developments

Overall

– “The Last Chance for Peace in Syria?

– Ban-Ki Moon: We need to double the number of UN troops in South Sudan

– The White House has condemned the Syrian government’s bombing

– “ Israel’s state archives has published a 50-year-old letter from the Mossad spy agency claiming it unknowingly offered paramilitary training to a young Nelson Mandela, along with documents illustrating the Jewish state’s sympathy for the anti-apartheid struggle in the 1960s.

– The U.N. is backing Iran to go the Syrian peace conference

Middle East

– “Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking the northern city of Aleppo and a town on the Turkish border in raids that left an estimated 45 people dead, activists said.

–  In Syria, barrel bombs have killed at least 300 people say Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

– “Unprecedented Refugee March Sweeps Tel Aviv

– For Oman’s foreign policy, domestic concerns are important

– “NATO says two of its service members have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.”

– “As Yemen rebuilds, policy paralysis drags on economy

– “Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria

– Syrian government has been secretly receiving Iraqi oil from Egypt

– “A new wave of attacks across Iraq including an assault on a TV station killed at least 26 people on Monday, officials said, as the government pressed on with its offensive to hunt down al-Qaida-linked militants in the country’s volatile western desert.

– Pakistan has launched an offensive near the the Afghan border

– David Sheen: “Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel’s war on Africans intensifies

– “The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism

– “Saudi Arabia’s Finance Ministry has announced the largest annual budget ever to be adopted by the kingdom, projecting spending and revenue at 855 billion riyals each, or $228 billion for 2014.

Asia and Oceania

– “Thai anti-government protesters have failed to stop candidates signing up for a general election, despite surrounding venues for registration.”

– Mao’s presence in China still lingers on

– “The United States moved to pivot military, diplomatic and economic resources toward Asia in 2013, but the policy was sidetracked by bickering among allies and an increasingly assertive China.

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