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International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Derek Monroe talks with The Real News about critical questions on recent allegations of Russian involvement in the downing of MH17

– Pew: 49 percent of Americans cite Russia as “a serious problem, but not [an] adversary”

– With Israelis rejecting a ceasefire and Americans favoring one, international inaction threatens peace in Gaza

– After a U.S. judge approved a request from the Iraqi government, the U.S. seized a Kurdish ship full of oil off Texas

– Juan Cole: “Unlike Iraq, Iran, Libya, N. Korea, Israel has Impunity from Defying UNSC (Gaza Ceasefire)

Middle East

– Islamic State militants have been gaining victories against the Assad government although the latter is still trying to fight ISIS

– It has been the worst Eid for Gaza since 1967, yet members of the community are attempting to help each other get through with one baker taking risks to provide bread

– In just 24 hours, more than 110 people in Gaza were killed as a result of Israeli bombings

– For anyone who forgot how the conflict begun, here is a helpful article. Meanwhile, this article debunks five Israeli narratives

– Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian Supreme Leader, stated Israel was acting like a “rabid dog” and “wild wolf” in Gaza

Africa

– In Benghazi, Libya, militants invaded a military base in the city and at least 30 were killed in the battle

Asia and Oceania

– The military junta in Thailand considered British comedian and host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver a threat for his jokes

– Israel’s Iron Dome missile data was taken by hackers in China, who are suspected of taking information from the U.S.

– An American military official stated the world is becoming “numb” to North Korea’s missile development; What an oversimplification

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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.