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Good morning.

International Politics

Overall

– More information on Turkey’s possible role in working with the Islamic State to prevent the Kurds from gaining more power

– President Barack Obama: In our war against the Islamic State, I vow we will not be an “occupying power“; Too late

Middle East

– Due to reports of Iraqi officers stopping Kurds from entering certain towns, the Iraqi government vowed to punish such officers

Asia and Oceania

– Secretary of State John Kerry: North Korea must end its “evil system” of prison camps, it is time to enter the 21st century

Africa

– After an alleged leader of Boko Haram was killed by the Nigerian military, over 260 Boko Haram militants surrendered

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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.