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International Politics

Overall

– In what surely constitutes as part of the neoliberal order, the U.S. continues to supply aid to other countries for “development” and torture

– The UN announced it will bypass the jurisdiction of the Syrian government to deliver aid to the people there

– Newly released documents on Guantanamo Bay showed one inmate vomiting blood after being force-fed

– The UN, in addition to designating them a terrorist group, placed sanctions on Boko Haram

Middle East

– The latest news on the arrest of the “Happy” dancers in Iran is one instance where elites in Iran are wrestling with one another to get control. Background.

– With the continuous destruction occurring in Baghdad, Iraq, it is fitting to recall its history in order to provide a frame of reference to today

– The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons stated the last chemical weapons in Syria are ready to be shipped out, but Britain disagrees

– U.S. General Martin Dempsey states the Taliban have the chance to have talks or else see the window close

– Strife continues in Iraq as a number of attacks left at least 29 people dead in Iraq and others wounded

Africa

– Pew: 54 percent of Egyptians not only supported the decision to oust Mohamed Morsi, but also support General Sisi.

– Egyptian officials stated a militant leader and his associates were killed in Sinai in a drive-by shooting

– The Libyan government asserted the armed groups in Tripoli must leave as the soldiers approach the city, while Egypt is worried about the “ungoverned space” on the Libyan border

– Police officials in Nigeria stated Boko Haram killed 29 farm workers in northeastern Nigeria

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.