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International Politics


– As journalist Patrick Cockburn explains to The Real News, airstrikes against the Islamic State are a failure and the organization continues to grow

– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an warned ISIL militants were closing in on a Syrian town on their border

– As some readers previously noted, there is truth to U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden’s comment on Saudi Arabia’s, Turkey’s, etc., involvement with militants in the Middle East

Middle East

– Despite Yemen’s President appointing a new prime minister, rebels in the country refused to recognize him

– A UN official said there were four chemical weapon facilities the Syrian government did not mention before

Asia and Oceania

– As journalist Peter King argues on The Real News, what is happening in Hong Kong is unique and tightly organized compared to other movements within China

– Two drone strikes in Pakistan killed at least 10 people and there is suspicion such strikes were by the U.S.

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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.