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US Closer to Giving Up on Iran Nuclear Deal
  IAEA Equipment in Iran Was Damaged in Israeli Attack
Blinken: Relations 'Will Depend' on Taliban Actions
  Anti-Taliban Remnant Vows Resistance to 'Pariah' Govt
  Afghan Political Party Leaders Protest Taliban Cabinet Picks
  Head of New Afghan Government Calls on Ex-Officials to Return
18,000 Yemeni Civilian Casualties in Airstrikes
  Military Claims Nearly 80 Killed in Fighting in Yemen's Maarib
US Tests China's New Maritime Law With Warship
Syrian Troops Enter Daraa Al-Balad, Set Up Positions
In His Own Words: Assange Witness Explains Fabrications
item Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads in the Wrong Direction by John V. Walsh
item Nord Stream 2: The Value of German-Russian Cooperation by Weimin Chen
item 'The Hardliners Return': Iran Under Raeisi by Muhammad Sahimi
item Look Who's Pivoting to China Now by Ted Snider
item The 'Longest War' Is Not Over by Brian Terrell
item The Leak That 'Exposed the True Afghan War' by Elizabeth Vos

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Yemen Tribesmen Intercept UAE Forces in Shabwah
US Penalties for Technology Sales to China Have Soared
Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces Destroy 'ISIS Detachment' in Kirkuk 
Palestine / Israel

Israeli President and Jordan King Hold Secret Talks

Israeli Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound on Rosh Hashanah

Biden Reiterates Plan to Reopen Jerusalem Consulate for Palestinians

Palestinian Families of Escaped Prisoners Targeted by Israelis

Israel Lashes Out Against Palestinian Prisoners After Gilboa Prison Breakout

Israel Receives Fourth and Final Sa'ar 6 Warship From Germany

Palestinians Vow to Fight Israeli Forces if They Raid Jenin Camp

Hamas Leader Haniyeh: Palestinian Escapees Must Be Protected

Israeli Forces Shut Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron to Palestinian Worshippers

Palestinian Prisoners Set Cells Ablaze in Protest Against 'Punitive Measures'

Middle East / North Africa

Iraq Daily Roundup: 9 Killed

US Defense Secretary Postpones Visit to Saudi Arabia

Turkey, Egypt Pledge Further Talks to Normalize Ties After 2nd Round
Somalia on Edge as President, PM Clash Over Intelligence Chief
Sudan Summoned Ethiopia's Envoy After 29 Bodies Found in River

Lebanon: Egypt, Jordan and Syria Agree Energy Plan for Crisis-Hit Country

Biden Authorizes $47 Million in Aid to Lebanon's Cash-Strapped Army

Protests Stop Tanker From Loading at Libya's Largest Oil Terminal

Libyan Warlord Hires Ex-Clinton Aide, Ex-Republican House Leader, to Lobby DC


Over 120 Killed in Ethiopia's Amhara Region, Officials Say

West African Regional Bloc Suspends Guinea After Coup

Somalia on Edge as President, PM Clash Over Intelligence Chief
Sudan Summoned Ethiopia's Envoy After 29 Bodies Found in River

Gunmen Kidnap 20 in Northwest Nigeria as Crisis Spreads

Nigerian Security Agency Says Armed Gang Stole Its Court Files

El Salvador

Pictures: El Salvador Protest Breaks Out Against Bitcoin Adoption

Central Banks of Honduras, Guatemala Eye Digital Currencies as El Salvador Launches Bitcoin

Colombian Lawmakers Approve $4 Billion Tax Reform After Protests

Colombia Campaign Violence Has Killed Six, Toll Likely to Rise


World Reacts as Taliban Announces New Afghan Government

More Than 100 Afghan Children and Teens Are in US Custody Without Parents

Afghan Politicians React to War in Panjshir

Ashraf Ghani Apologizes to Afghans, Says He Fled to Ensure Peace

Afghans Flee to Pakistan. an Uncertain Future Awaits.

The Taliban Is Bringing Back Its Feared Ministry of 'Vice and Virtue'
Without US Screeners Charter Aircraft in Mazar-I-Sharif Can't Be Cleared to Leave Afghanistan

Afghans Protest, Fearing Curbs on Women's Rights, Free Speech

US Army Working to Recoup Afghanistan Withdrawal Costs

Toys and Bouncy Castle for Afghan Kids Stranded at US Base in Germany

Biden Tapping Attorney Lee Wolosky to Handle Afghan Resettlement

Pakistan Suggests Inviting Taliban-Run Afghanistan to Regional Forum

The War at Home

Navy Helicopter Rotor Struck Carrier Deck, Causing Crash That Killed Five Last Week

Police Planning to Reinstall Capitol Fence Ahead of Rally

Mandatory Covid Testing for Unvaccinated DoD Civilian Workers to Start This Fall

Pentagon Restarts 16 Advisory Boards After 7-Month Pause


Russia's Putin Accuses EU of 'Discrimination' Against Crimea's Residents: Kremlin

Russia Starts Military Drills on Contested Kuril Islands: Defense Ministry


Russia Sent Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jets to Belarus to Patrol Borders, Minsk Says

Belarus May Freeze EU Refugee Accord to Due 'Unfriendly Actions'


Indian Missile Test Vessel to Begin Sea Trials

India to Commission Missile-Tracking Vessel

Indian Police Raid Homes, Question Four Journalists in Kashmir

North Korea Appears to Stage Night-Time Military Parade

Myanmar Urged to Avoid Violence After Junta Opponents Declare Revolt

Duterte's Party Picks Him as VP Candidate in Philippines

Jetpacks Will Soon Be Headed to a Military in Southeast Asia

In Court, Paris Attacker Shouts Defendants Are 'Treated Like Dogs'

2015 Paris Attacks: What's at Stake in Biggest Trial in French History?

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Ted Snider
Look Who's Pivoting to China Now

Doug Bandow
When Foreign Policy Becomes Farce: Bring Brazil Into NATO?

Daniel Larison
How the US Lost in Afghanistan

Ted Galen Carpenter
Refusing To Recognize the Taliban: A Pointless Wilsonian Practice in US Diplomacy Continues

Ramzy Baroud
On Propaganda and Failed Narratives: New Understanding of Afghanistan Is a Must

Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.)
The Perils of Forgetting: Learn From the Afghan War or Repeat It!

Ray McGovern
Robert Gates and Those 'Transfer Cases'

Scott Horton
Peter Bergen is Mistaken About Bin Laden's Strategy

Sheldon Richman
Afghanistan Aftermath: No Firings? No Resignations?

David R. Henderson
Remembering Hiroshima

Rick Rozoff
New Triangular Axis in Greater Middle East: Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan

Dave DeCamp
Despite Pushing Them Together, the US Is Unhappy With Closer Russia-China Ties

Justin Raimondo
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