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International Politics


– The Malaysia plane that had 239 people aboard probably disintegrated in mid-air according to officials; Also, it might have turned around before crashing

– The U.S. announced it will send investigators to help with the plane, meanwhile Vietnam announced it may have found the door to the missing plane

– Iran said that a new nuclear deal with other countries may be enacted “in a few months.

– The Prime Minister of Ukraine will be heading to the White House to discuss the situation in Crimea

– The British foreign secretary William Hague said Europe is facing a “shooting conflict” if Russia goes beyond Crimea

– David Cameron: Vladimir Putin has to do much more to reduce tension in the Ukraine

Middle East

– Israeli’s Benjamin Netanyahu will look for a solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute with a view on the Belgium-Holland border

– A probable suicide bomberkilled at least 32 people and wounded more than 150 at a security checkpoint in Iraq

– Officials say the Afghanistan’s vice-president, and one of the warlords, died of natural causes

– After being held for three months by Syrian rebels, nuns will be released and sent to Damascus through Lebanon

– Arab envoys declare that Israel is not a “Jewish state” and Palestine won’t declare that 

50 Israeli youths sent a petition to the Netanyahu administration to not join the military (compulsory) because of Israeli occupation

– Over the weekend bombings and other violent attacks left 11 people dead in Afghanistan

– Despite the reliance on hydrofracking, the U.S. announced it won’t get out of the Arab Gulf

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.