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International Politics

Overall

– Juan Cole: “The Appeal of Intervention: New Iraqi Premier, Libyan Parliament ask for International Troops

Middle East

– Mondoweiss’ Allison Deger sits down with The Real News to elaborate on what has happened in Gaza since her last visit there

– Hamas, meanwhile, believes there is a “real chance” of a peace deal with Israel

– An Iranian official accused former members of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration of making off with $2.7 billion of oil money

– Doctor Mona El-Farra, a Palestinian doctor in Gaza, writes in her latest dispatch about the devastation in Gaza and the toll it took on her

– The U.S. announced more armaments for Lebanon to protect themselves from the Islamic State and stopped humanitarian aid in Iraq

– Speaking of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki announced he accepted the appointment of Haider al-Abadi

Africa

– Medea Benjamin: “US Still Funding Repression in Egypt

– CIA efforts in Africa are far too problematic with its fingers in anything that acts anti-American

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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.