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May Stuart Scott rest in peace.

International Politics


– The Arab League will meet at the request of the recognized government in Libya to discuss problems in the country

– Iraq asked Australia to increase military aid because of the challenge of fighting the Islamic State

– Intelligence officials in Australia still say ISIS is “resilient” despite Western-led efforts against the group

– The Palestinian Authority will try to achieve recognition of statehood in the U.N. again

Middle East

– After the Palestinian Authority decided to join the International Criminal Court, Israel withheld all tax revenues to PA; Hilarious how the writer starts off with “but Palestinian leaders can be held accountable too for their crimes” instead of Israeli war crimes.

– It should be noted Israel is planning more ways to respond to PA’s decision to join the ICC

– Meanwhile, the first case to be presented to the ICC will be about the crimes which occurred over the summer of 2014.

– In a city in Yemen, four people were killed and 25 were wounded as a result of a bomb

Asia and Oceania

– As a result of joint U.S.-Pakistani attacks, 38 people, assumed to be militants, were killed in Pakistan

– Nine police officers were killed in Afghanistan due to insurgents who targeted them

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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.