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International Politics

Overall

– NATO announced it would come to the defense of Turkey if it was threatened by the Islamic State

– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned security forces in Iraq not to be involved in political disputes

– The UN warned there were still thousands of Yazidi trapped on a mountain Iraq and need help

Middle East

– John Kerry: We will not send troops to Iraq, but we will provide much needed supplies

– Doctors in Gaza are struggling to provide care for those affected by bombings and attacks since the doctors themselves are also affected by such bombings

– How does Saudi Arabia view the new prime minister nomination in Iraq? As “good news“; Even Iran views the nomination of a new prime minister as a good idea

– Rania Khalek: “Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields

– Meanwhile, Hamas stated it is “optimistic” of a new plan with Israel to stop the violence in Gaza

Asia and Oceania

– In Baluchistan, Pakistan, 22 people were wounded by a roadside bomb with no one claiming responsibility for it

– North Korea removed the image of Kim Il-Sung from its top currency and it is assumed the move was done to strengthen legitimacy of Kim Jong-Un

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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.