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The Roundup for January 31

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International Politics

Overall

– The Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations will ask the international body to deem Russia a supporter of terrorism

– NATO General-Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said air strikes alone cannot defeat the Islamic State

Middle East

– Want to know how American funding in Afghanistan is going? The watchdog in charge wants to as well since the military classified all info relating to it.

– Scholar Phyllis Bennis explains to The Real News the current issues between Hezbollah and Israel as well as the geo-political consequences of the 1967 war

– The head of Hezbollah said his group was not trying to fight against Israel but will if forced to

– Israel announced it would construct 430 new settler homes in the West Bank

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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.