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International Politics

Overall

– With over 50 countries joining, President Barack Obama said the fight against the Islamic State was not “America’s alone“; Even UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon offered his support

– Glenn Greenwald: “Syria becomes the seventh predominately Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate

– With the recent release of Turkish hostages by the Islamic State, there are suspicions of collusion among ISIL and Turkey

– The Russian ambassador to the UN said there may be a solution to the Ukrainian crisis as progress is being made

Middle East

– The Pentagon justified bombings on Khorosan Group, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, due to a potential plot against Western allies

– Not only is the U.S. using air strikes in Syria but Saudi Arabia is joining in as well

– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called airstrikes in Syria illegal since the Syrian government did not give approval

Asia and Oceania

– With eyes on China’s next moves, the U.S. is heavily considering reducing the arms embargo on Vietnam

Africa

– The Libyan government asked a watchdog group to create plans for exporting all of its chemical weapons

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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.