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With this week officially over, we await the next one (and I am one step closer to spring break)

International Politics

Overall

– Part one of three with the parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American killed by a bulldozer in Israel in 2003, about the pain they still feel

– A new study found, as a result of Western intervention, at least 1.3 million people overseas died starting from 2001 onward

– The British foreign minister praised Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen as it stopped the rise of an Iranian-backed government. He will also be a part of the P5+1-Iran negotiations this weekend

– After the European Union refused to take Hamas off its terror list, the group denounced it and called for a review

– A new report from the United Nations found Israel killed more Palestinians last year than it did since 1967

Middle East

– Bilal Ahmed, a Ph.D student at the University of London, explains to The Real News the Houthi movement in Yemen and why it sprung up from domestic, not international or religious, politics

– In southern Yemen, specifically a few miles outside of Adal, tribes killed at least 21 Shiite rebels

– Due to an Israeli cluster bomb, at least six children were wounded in Lebanon

– Israel announced it would not withhold any more tax revenue for the Palestinian Authority

– Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: I welcome the presence of Russian naval ships as it brings stability to our region

– Meanwhile, Assad called claims of chemical warfare in Syria by the military “malicious propaganda

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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.