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…
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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…
Yemen's famine crisis
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UN Says Yemen’s Famine Crisis on “Highest Alert”

In a recent report issued by the United Nations, Yemen is among the 23 "Hunger Hotspots" in the world that is facing a critical shortage of food. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme said in a joint report…
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Russians Decide against Selling Iraqi Oilfield to China

Russia’s Lukoil PJSC is retracting its decision to sell its stake in West Qurna-2 field in the south to Chinese companies, according to Iraqi state-run newspaper Al-Sabah.Iraq’s oil ministry has been in talks with the company for the last…
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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…
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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…