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Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition

Amazon linkWilliam Fitzhugh Brundage is an American historian, and William Umstead Distinguished Professor, at University of North Carolina. His works focus on white and black historical memory in the American South since the Civil War. He in his book, Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition, provides in a timely overview of America’s enduring and fraught relationship […]

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Ending Israeli Settlement “Important Step” for Trust-building: Palestinian Official

Ending Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories, mainly in East Jerusalem, is an important step for trust-building with Israel, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday. Member of the executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmed Majdalani told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah that “the Israeli settlement building and the confiscation […]

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Pak Says It Wields ‘Modest Leverage’ on Taliban; Refuses to Take in Refugees

Pakistan’s national security advisor Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said that Pakistan is not ready to accept more refugees from Afghanistan. He also appealed to the international community that a secure area in Afghanistan must be created to keep the displaced people inside the war-torn nation instead of pushing them into Pakistan.Yusuf who was addressing a […]

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Taliban Threaten to Seize First Provincial Capital as Fighting Intensifies Across Afghanistan

Heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has continued in the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah. The Taliban now control several districts of the city, according to local journalists contacted by CNN.The Afghan military reinforced its presence in the city on Saturday, bringing in special forces, according to a tweet from the […]

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Biden’s Yemen Shift May be Bearing Fruit—and a Lesson for Washington

by : Bonnie Kristian , Newsweek President Joe Biden’s February announcement of an end to “all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales,” was welcome news. The Saudi-led coalition intervening against Iran-linked Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war received material and intelligence support from both the Obama and […]

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Yemeni Forces Clear 380 Sqkm in Al-Bayda of Al-Qaeda, ISIL

The spokesman for Yemeni armed forces Yahya Saree said in a statement on Saturday that during the second phase of “Al-Nasr Al-Mobin” Operation which began on July 20, the Yemeni army and Houthi Ansarullah-led Popular Committees could liberate an area of 380SqKm in the Naman and Nateh districts in central Al-Bayda province.Saree said that during […]

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US Finally Returns Looted Relics to Iraq’s Museum

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has ordered the reopening of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, after some 17,000 looted artefacts were recovered from the US. “With the return of 17,000 Iraqi artefacts, I ordered the reopening of the Iraq Museum to the public and researchers,” al-Kadhimi said in a tweet.On Wednesday, Minister of Culture, Tourism, […]