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International Politics

Overall

– While Iran denounced Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, other Arab states agreed on a joint military force to fight in Yemen

– Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Iran was supporting the Houthis in Yemen

– Turkey, meanwhile, offered to provide “logistical support” as they support the country’s intervention

– There are mixed signals, on the other hand, from the U.S. on this development

– The United Nations released a report where it was found global asylum applications were the highest in the past two decades

Middle East

– A new report by the Palestinian Association for Human Rights found Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon have not seen any improvement in their lives

– Militia groups in Iraq accused the U.S. of hijacking plans to re-take Tikrit from the Islamic State

– The U.N. warned at least 440,000 Syrians are under siege and it may get worse for them

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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.