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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
IAEA-Iran agreement raises hopes for fresh nuclear talks with U.S.

IAEA-Iran Agreement Raises Hopes for Fresh Nuclear Talks with U.S.

The U.N. atomic watchdog reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday to solve "the most urgent issue" between them, the overdue servicing of monitoring equipment to keep it running, raising hopes of fresh talks on a wider deal with the West. International…
Israeli lawmaker demands end of occupation of Palestine

Israeli lawmaker Demands end of Occupation of Palestine

If six Palestinian prisoners managed to escape from an Israeli prison, then the millions of inhabitants in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank can end the occupation, lawmaker Ayman Odeh said on Sunday. On his Twitter account, the Israeli legislator…
Iraq PM holds talks on economic links on Iran visit
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Iraq PM Holds Talks on Economic Links on Iran Visit

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi met Iran's recently-elected President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday to discuss the neighbours' economic relations. Kadhemi is the first foreign leader to visit the ultra-conservative Raisi, and he brought…
US costs in Afghanistan
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Top US Commanders in Afghanistan Wrestle with Mistakes and Regrets as America’s Longest War Ends

US commanders who led the war in Afghanistan are wrestling with the country's collapse to the Taliban, with some ruing the "pretty horrible mistakes" the US military made along the way and one of them flatly declaring America's longest war…
Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador to China between February 2014 and January 2017 under former President Barack Obama
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China Will Be ‘Very Careful’ Dealing with the Taliban Government, Former U.S. Ambassador Says

China will tread cautiously in Afghanistan and its main goal would be to work with the Taliban on border security, a former U.S. ambassador to Beijing said. The world’s second-largest economy is one of the few countries that established friendly…