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Is it Wednesday morning, already?

International Politics

Overall

– Part eight of eight with Norman Finkelstein who explains the faults of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

– A new report found up to 4,000 people from former Soviet republics joined the Islamic State

Middle East

– The United Nations reported ISIS was executing many civilians, especially educated women, in Iraq

– After an attack on the presidential palace in Yemen by rebels, the U.N. Security Council condemned it and expressed support for the government

– Airstrikes by the Syrian government killed at least 39 people in the village of Khansaa

– Israel claims it was unaware an Iranian commander was in a convoy with Hezbollah fighters before firing

– Iran said it was prepared to discuss a number of issues with Saudi Arabia

Asia and Oceania

– Indonesian officials say the AirAsia flight, which crashed last month, flew too fast when rising in the air

 

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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.