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International Politics

Overall

– President Barack Obama: We are not at war with Islam, but those who are “perverting Islam

– The U.S. denies it is keeping information pertaining to the P5+1-Iran negotiations from Israel

– On second thought, Egypt would prefer no military intervention in Libya

– A detective in Chicago who helped commit torture at Guantanamo Bay did the same here in the States

– Glen Ford: “The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “In Iraq, Kurds repel the Islamic State with help of the Shiite militiamen they distrust

Africa

– Part two of two with Professor Vijay Prashad who explains the consequences of easy-to-obtain weapons in Libya and the regional impact of Libya’s instability

– Libya, meanwhile, pleaded the UN to lift the arms embargo against them in order to fight against militias in the country

– An Egyptian court sentenced a student for one year in prison for promoting atheism on a Facebook page

– An air strike by some group still unknown killed at least 30 people at a funeral in Niger

– Boko Haram pledged to ruin the upcoming elections in Nigeria through violence

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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.