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Hey there folks. It’s Friday today! How are you on the end of the week?

International Politics

Overall

– Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to discuss the world after Sept. 11 and how the U.S. contributed to instability around the globe

– The U.S. launched new sanctions by restricting Russian companies from accessing oil projects; I am guessing Russia will respond to this since it is energy

Middle East

– Sunni tribes in Salahudeen, Iraq united together to defeat the Islamic State

– Meanwhile, the Iraqi government will release more than 1,000 prisoners, which may be because most of them being Sunnis

– Syrian rebels and ISIL members agreed to a “non-aggression” pact as they both focus on the Assad government

– As the U.S. arms Lebanon to attack the ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry said it would not be appropriate to work with Iran in the case of the ISIL; Wait, what?

– Ali Abunimah: “Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

– Some veterans of Israel’s intelligence services signed a public letter refusing to serve in the occupied territories of Palestine due to mass surveillance of civilians there

– U.S. airstrikes in Syria worry the Assad government since it may be the target of future airstrikes

Africa

– Fighting in the Central African Republic took more than 5,000 lives and violence in the country is not likely to end

– The Nigerian military stated it achieved a victory against Boko Haram near a town in the country

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.