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International Politics


– Gallup: Eighteen percent of Americans say Russia is the one country that is the enemy of the U.S.

– The State Department announced a joint program between the U.S. and Turkey to train Syrian rebels.

– Argentina requested the U.S. bring up the 1994 Jewish community center bombing in the P5+1-Iran negotations

– The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations said there was evidence the Islamic State is engaging in organ harvesting

– The U.S. is still launching airstrikes against the Islamic State, specifically against its oil fields. The thing is, due to low oil prices, they are making less money.

Middle East

– The United States announced another $125 million in food aid would be sent to Syria

– An investigation into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lifestyle found “excessive spending” while in office

– At least 100 people were killed in fighting between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo

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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.