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It’s the end of the week. Phew, what a week.

International Politics

Overall

– President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to defeat “radical Islam.” In addition, Obama vowed to look into the case of Shaker Aamer, a British citizen, in Guantanamo Bay.

– The Pentagon announced it would send 1,000 troops to different countries in order to train Syrian rebels

– Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor, will begin an investigation into Israeli war crimes against Palestinians

Middle East

– David Sheen: “How Israel Covers Up Its Ugly Racial Holy War

– So far this year, 10 executions occurred in Saudi Arabia and all are beheadings; But they are a U.S. ally so this is covered up

– With all of the doom and gloom of Palestine I’ve been posting in recent weeks, here’s a positive story about its soccer team.

– Under Islamic State control, Iraqi hospitals are suffering from shortages and are forced to pick the most important patients to treat

– An Iraqi official called for more U.S.-led bombings against ISIS to protect a vital oil center

– At least 17 people were killed across Iraq as a result of attacks, which no group claimed responsibility for.

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.