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Late Night: The Roundup

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It’s Friday folks. The weekend is here and hopefully some tranquility.

International Politics

Overall

– Iran announced it will send aid to citizens in Gaza through Egypt

– Western countries are deciding what to do in response to recent successes of the Islamic State in the Middle East

Middle East

– After mortars from Gaza killed an Israeli child, Netanyahu vowed to strike back hard; Meanwhile, an Israeli air strike wounded 40 Palestinians

– The UN stated nearly 200,000 people have died as a result of the civil war in Syria

– An attack at a mosque in Iraq left 64 people dead and Sunni lawmakers cautious on forming a new Iraqi government

– Hamas killed 18 Palestinians for “collaborating” with Israel with information on attacks

Europe 

– NATO and Ukraine asserted Russia was wrong to send a convoy into Ukraine; Even the White House and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are worried

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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.