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International Politics

Overall

– For those following the brutal killings in Paris, France, against cartoonists, The Intercept is providing an up-to-date blog on what is happening.

– Countries such as the U.S.Qatar and Egypt denounced the attacks in Paris

– Still, some of the responses are outright chilling in blaming all Muslims and promoting Islamophobia

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: There must be an international response against “radical Islam

– The United Nations approved Palestine as a member of the International Criminal Court and will be officially named a member on April 1.

Middle East

– Sam Sacks: “As War in Afghanistan ‘Ends,’ Quagmire Of Reconstruction Continues

– Attorney Michael Ratner joins The Real News to explain what the effects may be after the Palestinian Authority joined the ICC, but also says the future is uncertain.

– At least eight people were killed in Iraq were killed as a result of bombings and shootings

– The Islamic State is the tip of the iceberg when discussing problems occurring in Iraq

– The U.N. said at least 700,000 Syrian refugees were reported in the first six months of 2014; Whoa

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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.