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Updated August 7, 2019 - 9:03 PM EDT
US, Turkey Reach Deal on Safe Zone in N. Syria
US Seizes Ship Delivering Food to Venezuela
 
  US To Target Countries That Support Maduro
  Trump Imposes Economic Embargo on Venezuela
Taliban Says Resolved Differences With US
 
  Afghan Official: Policeman Opens Fire on Colleagues, Kills Seven
UN Accuses Yemen Forces of Attacking North
 
  Aden Attack Exposes Splits in Yemen's Anti-Houthi Alliance
  Yemenis Accuse Aid Agencies of Widespread Corruption
Pakistan PM Warns India of War Over Kashmir
New Cybersecurity Non-Profit Full of Russiagaters
Chelsea Manning May Remain in Jail for Another Year
China Might Escort Its Ships in Gulf Under US Proposal
Israel Approves Over 2,300 New Settlement Homes
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item Hiroshima Unlearned: Time for the Truth About US-Russia Relations  by Alice Slater
item Is Manila Worth American Lives?  by Doug Bandow
item Warmongering Neocon Free Beacon Glorifies Hiroshima Bombing  by Caitlin Johnstone
item The INF Treaty Dies: What Happens Next?  by Gilbert Doctorow
item In the World of Truth and Fact, Russiagate Is Dead  by Craig Murray
item Unqualified UN Ambassador Is the Perfect Weak Link  by Barbara Boland

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Iran
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Iraq
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Syria
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Turkey
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Americas
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