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Late Night: The Roundup

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Is it the end of the week already? It certainly went by quick, no?

International Politics

Overall

– Islamic State militants killed a British volunteer on video after warning they would do so; President Barack Obama personally condemned the killing and called it a “brutal murder

– An official with the White House admitted the fight against the ISIL will not be short

Middle East

– The regional Kurdish government in Iraq told the national government to provide a framework to “open [a] new chapter” in the relations between the two

– A Kurdish militia group in Syria called for more soldiers with ISIL militants attacking the town they are in

Asia and Oceania

– Attorney Robert Lee, based in Hong Kong, provides proper context on The Real News over the past few decades for recent demonstrations not only internationally but domestically as well

– Meanwhile, some demonstrators were beaten up by thugs and some leaders among the protesters called off talks with Hong Kong officials

Africa

– Gallup: 67 percent of Egyptian say they are “struggling,” although more Egyptians say they are “thriving” compared to the previous year

– At least 24 people were killed and at least 120 were wounded in Libya due to “terrorist attacks

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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.