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Top o’ the morning!

International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Glen Ford talks to The Real News about why Saudi intervention in Yemen might not actually work out in U.S. favor

– Russia is now interested in the Western Sahara, which certainly means they mean business in the Middle East

– Meanwhile, countries in the Middle East want Russia to stop sending arms to Yemen

– The U.S. recommended China follow early Cold War U.S. politics in creating multinational institutions for its own benefit

– Gareth Porter: “Iran, Sanctions and the Fate of the Nuclear Talks

– The United Nations reported at least 25,000 foreigners currently fight with terrorist groups worldwide

Middle East

– Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to discuss the hullabaloo in the Middle East and why things will become more chaotic in the future

– William Hartung, a member of the Center for International Policy, explains to The Real News why Arab states buying more weapons will lead to further turmoil in the region

– Islamic State militants took over a suburb of Damascus, where mostly Palestinians live, in Syria

– Israel criticized the Palestinians as being hypocrites and cynics after the latter’s decision to join the International Criminal Court

– At Yemen’s Hodaida port, at least 25 people were killed as a result of an explosionh

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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.