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Hey there folks! I’m off from school for a week so I can now relax and take things a little more slower.

International Politics

Overall

– Pew: It is projected Islam will spread rapidly throughout the world in the next few decades

– With a deal set between the P5+1 and Iran, it seems like the right step forward. Indeed, Iranians are literally cheering in the streets

– President Barack Obama: We have reached a “good deal” with Iran; Meanwhile, Israel disagrees

Middle East

– The United Nations reported at least 500 died and 1,700 were injured as a result of fighting in Yemen

– An hour-long question-and-answer event, hosted by The Real News, featuring Journalist Lia Tarachansky about Israeli society

– Iraqis are turning more to social media than using print or online media when it comes to news on the Islamic State

– Meanwhile, in Iraq, residents of a town in the northern part of the country cannot return despite it being taken back from ISIS

– Glen Ford: “When the Jihadists Turn on Their Masters

– At least 11 people died when bombs went off in Baghdad in two separate areas

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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.