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The Roundup for the Weekend – March 8, 2015

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Truly, it is the end of the week. Onward to the next!

International Politics


– A French official believed more work was needed to complete a deal with Iran before the end of March

Middle East

– With Hamas focusing on rebuilding the underground tunnels instead of rebuilding destroyed homes and improving the lives of civilians in Gaza, it highlights how the organization prefers military, not social, spending

– A former Israeli official criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for creating an apartheid state

Asia and Oceania

– Pakistan wages internal counter-terrorism campaigns that often attack those marginalized in society

– South Korea announced it would investigate whether the man who attacked the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was linked to North Korea


– At an oil field in Libya was on fire and eight guards were killed after militants attacked it

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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.