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Russia Calls On US to ‘Be More Active’ to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called Saturday on the United States to take a more active approach to help resume stalled talks aimed to revive the Iran nuclear deal. "It seems evident they should be more active" in "resolving all issues…
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Bennett’s Call for Normalization on Iraqis: ‘Israel Extends His Hand in Peace’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Saturday night that “Israel has extended its hand back in peace” in response to a Friday meeting of more than 300 prominent Iraqis calling on his country to normalize relations with the Jewish state.…
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Iraq-Kurd Forum Pushes Israel Normalization, Baghdad Condemns

More than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders, called for a normalisation of ties with Israel at a conference in autonomous Kurdistan organised by a US think-tank, drawing a chorus of condemnation Saturday from Baghdad. The first initiative…
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Afghanistan’s Taliban Won’t Speak at UN General Assembly

It’s almost certain that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers won’t get to speak at this year’s UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders. The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government, which…
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US Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan Leave ‘Darkest Page’: Diplomat

Chinese and foreign experts and diplomats criticized the US for severely violating human rights in Afghanistan, including killing thousands of Afghan civilians, causing a flood of refugees and leaving messy situations for regional countries…
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House Approves Amendment Ending U.S. Support for Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

House lawmakers approved an amendment to end all U.S. support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. Congressmember Ro Khanna of California had introduced the amendment. Rep. Ro Khanna said in this regard that: “Our amendment would end all U.S.…
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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian in Occupied West Bank: Ministry

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man and wounded several others during confrontations at a protest against illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry and medics have said. The ministry…
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Iranian President Urges Leap in Exports to Neighboring Countries

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday called for a leap in exports to neighboring countries, official news agency IRNA reported. "Our share of exports to the regional countries cannot be (only) 2 percent, and they should increase from 20…
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Iran Ambassador to Iraq Claims Saudi Talks Moving Forward

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq hailed an advancement in the negotiations with Saudi Arabia, unveiling plans for the fourth round of talks in Baghdad. In an interview with Iraqi News Agency, Iraj Masjedi said Iran and Saudi Arabia are willing to…
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Most Americans Disapprove of Biden’s Afghanistan Handling, But Approve Withdrawal

Americans have mixed feelings about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to a Marquette University Law School Poll released this week, 63% disapprove of how President Joe Biden handled the withdrawal and only 36% approve, but most…