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International Politics

Overall

– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is walking a fine line in Ukraine as he cannot anger either the Russians or the West

Middle East

– It looks like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment on “droves of Arab voters” may have helped him win

– The Houthis in Yemen are slowly marching to Aden to capture it, where President Abu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is now at

– The Kurdish prime minister talks to Al-Monitor Shiite militias in Iraq, the role of Iran and more

– Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with a delegation from Belgium, including one far-right politician

– Afghan President Ashraf Ghani: We will be able to fund our own security forces in the next 10 years without American support

Africa

– A 10-year-old girl was killed by a bomb after she picked it up, unsure about what it was

– A Nigerian official said Boko Haram was now using civilians as human shields when fighting

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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.