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International Politics

Middle East

– A Kurdish official in Iraq blamed the national government for not providing oil revenues to the Kurds

– A Hezbollah official said it was fighting the Islamic State in Iraq

Asia and Oceania

– Historian Peter Kuznick joins The Real News to discuss the presence of the U.S. military in Okinawa, Japan and how citizens want all bases to be immediately removed


– Libyan authorities said at least 50 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in air strikes

– Meanwhile, some Western officials may be considering intervention in Libya again due to ISIS

– Glenn Greenwald: “Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

– Human Rights Watch warned South Sudan continues to rely on child soldiers despite the government claiming it is not


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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.