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International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Reese Erlich explains to The Real News why Russia sent missiles to Iran and how it’s connected to the situation in Yemen

– The Real News covers an event that took place in New York City focusing on global slavery reparations

– In his annual address to the Russian public, Russian President Vladimir Putin told audiences things like the economy would get better and how the U.S. was only interested in vassals, not allies

– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: There must be an immediate ceasefire in Yemen

– U.S. General Martin Dempsey said, while the loss of Anbar to the Islamic State would be bad, the more important battle was over a key refinery in Iraq

Middle East

– Journalist Patrick Cockburn deflates the optimism by the Pentagon in what the latter calls victories over ISIL

– The new vice president of Yemen vowed to stop the Saudi-led invasion

– As ISIS advances into the city of Ramadi, thousands of Iraqis fled from the town

– Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, in regards to his previous criticism of Saudi Arabia’s intervention, it was not his job to “criticize anybody.”

– Meanwhile, al-Abadi welcomed the presence of Iran in the fight against ISIL, yet warned Iraq’s sovereignty could not be violated. Still, he warned ISIS, if unchecked, would be unstoppable.

– Speaking of ISIS, Syrian rebels are now focusing on building their ranks to counter the militant group

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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.