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End of the week, but the start of a brand new month!

International Politics

Overall

– As world politics becomes more volatile, President Barack Obama defended the U.S. influence abroad and said there was nothing to worry about

– Gallup: 84 percent of Africans say hard work guarantees success, which is the highest compared to all the continents

– In a phone call with Obama, Vladimir Putin told him sanctions against Russia were unjust

Middle East

– Pernille Ironside, a UNICEF member in Gaza, elaborates on crisis occurring in Gaza as bombings from Israel continue

– The 72-hour truce ended after two hours as attacks in Gaza continued; Two hours!

– After Hamas captured an IDF soldier, Israel bombed the city of Rafah and more than 70 were killed

– One of the most depressing aspects of the destruction in Gaza is the few resources Palestinians have

– In order to battle with the Islamic State, the Kurds in Iraq asked the U.S. for armaments

– Rania Khalek: “Israel uses Palestinians as human shields but US lawmakers condemn Hamas

Africa

– A court in Uganda struck down the draconian and harsh anti-gay law; Good news

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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.