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International Politics

Overall

– John Oliver has a fantastic piece about the corruption in FIFA and how powerful they are compared to states; Meanwhile, Sepp Blatter criticizes the British media by saying they are “racists intending to bring down both soccer and FIFA as a result of reporting on Qatar

– Iran says its talks with the U.S. in Geneva about a new international deal are “constructive”

– Chris Hedges: “The Rules of Revolt

Middle East

– Pope Francis hosted a meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to engage in dialogue, although it will probably not result in much

– How many Iraqis have fled from the Anbar province since the conflict between al-Qaeda forces and the military began? More than 450,000

– Meanwhile, the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant will continue to occupy Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, and are seeking to expand in Iraq

– Moreover, a series of bombings in the country left at least 40 people dead

– In eastern Afghanistan, three suicide bombers killed one guard and left 25 trucks on fire

Africa

– It seems Sudan is the only country that can assist in reducing tensions in South Sudan

– The Supreme Constitutional Court in Libya rejected the newly appointed Prime Minister

Asia and Oceania

– After the attack on the Karachi airport in Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban promised more violence

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.