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International Politics

Overall

– CIA Director John Brennan: Iran is now complicating our mission in Iraq by training Iraqi forces

– Meanwhile, Brennan said, even if Iran decided to opt out of talks, the U.S. would still be able to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons

– The United Nations Security Council warned “further measures” would be made should fighting not stop in Yemen

– Russia warned Denmark it would aim its nuclear missiles at the country’s ships should they decide to join NATO’s missile defense system

Middle East

– Max Blumenthal: “Paranoid Benjamin Netanyahu Prepares For His Last Stand

– Shiite rebels in Yemen, supporting former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, took the city of Taiz, the third-largest in the country

– As the U.N. warns Yemen may turn into a Libya or Iraq type of situation, the leader of the Houthi movement in the country feared the country may slip into chaos like Libya

– The U.S. and its allies fired at least nine air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria

– The head of a Shiite militia in Iraq criticized “weaklings” in the army who wanted air strikes against ISIS

– Israeli authorities arrested six individuals they say were a part of Hamas and were planning attack against Israel

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Brandon Jordan

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Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.