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May Percy Sledge rest in peace.

International Politics


– Nick Turse: “Military Missions Reach Record Levels After US Inks Deal to Remain in Africa for Decades

– With Turkey obviously supporting the Islamic State, what is the U.S. to do? Well, uh, they’ll get back to you on that

– After the United Nations approved an embargo of weapons on Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition felt it was a victory for those living in Yemen

Middle East

– Thanks to Israeli forces, it is harder to be a Palestinian farmer with olive trees constantly being taken down

– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the American journalist held in Iran faced “very serious” charges

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Russia’s decision to lift its missile ban to Iran is an act of aggression


– Journalist Glen Ford speaks with The Real News about Ethiopian unfounded accusations about Eritrea’s role supporting al-Shabaab

– On their way to Italy from Libya, 400 people drowned when the boat fell over

– Xenophobic violence in South Africa led to the deaths of five people and hundreds fleeing their homes

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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.