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International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Glenn Greenwald visits The Real News to discuss U.S. involvement in Israel’s wars against Palestinians

– UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon: Israeli attacks on UN schools are “outrageous, unacceptable and unjustifiable” and deaths in Gaza “have shocked and shamed the world

Middle East

– Journalist Dennis Bernstein talks to two people in the Gaza Strip about what they have experienced so far and what they think should be known to the world; A doctor in Gaza writes on her experiences as well here

– The damage to the Gaza Strip is at $5 billion and 40,000 homes had been severely affected

– Good news, however, as the truce was extended after Israel agreed although it is unknown for how long

– As a result of car bombs and clashes in different areas, at least 111 people were killed in Iraq

– Bad news as Islamic State forces have surrounded an Iraqi tribe of 40,000 on a mountain. If they leave, they die. If they don’t, they could die as a result of dehydration.

Africa

– In what appears to be an unintentional attack, 18 people, all Sudanese workers, were killed by a rocket in Tripoli, Libya

– Despite stating his recent visit to Africa had nothing to do with China, President Barack Obama criticized China while meeting with African leaders in Washington

– The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council, an extremist group in Libya, stated they have control of Benghazi

Asia and Oceania

– A U.S. drone strike killed seven alleged militants in Pakistan, specifically North Waziristan

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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.