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International Politics

Overall

– John Kerry informally criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies after saying the deal with Iran cannot be scrutinized before it advances

– Meanwhile, an official from the European Union said a deal with Iran is close at hand

– Pew: Forty-one percent of Americans favor arming the Kiev government, which is up from 30 percent last April. A similar increase for military intervention could be found in reaction to the Islamic State

– Amnesty International criticized the response from global powers in reaction to the rise of non-state actors like ISIS

Middle East

– The Iraqi government allocated $60 million to support the Shiite militias in the country

– Government convoys in Iraq are known to engage in conflicts with drivers on the road even escalating into physical violence

– Internal conflict in ISIL led to the assassination of one of the organization’s emir

Africa

– Egypt is playing the game of geo-politics after supporting South Sudan in its claims over parts of the Nile river

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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.