The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

by Nick Turse Nick Turse (born 1975) is an American investigative journalist, historian, and author. He is the associate editor and research director of the blog TomDispatch and a fellow at The Nation Institute. With journalists…
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Palestinian Parents, Students Protest ‘Israelization’ of Curriculum

Palestinian parents and students succeeded in closing most schools in East Jerusalem on Monday in protest at attempts by the Israeli Ministry of Education to force them to accept a censored version of the Palestinian curriculum. Some 152…
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Iraq and Syria tighten security along 600km border

Security was tightened on Monday along the Iraq-Syria border to prevent acts of smuggling and to thwart terrorist activities, officials said. Iraq, whose border with Syria is more than 600 kilometres long, is building a wall to…
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Raisi Says Iran Wants ‘Guarantees’ From West For Nuclear Deal

President Ebrahim Raisi has said Iran is ready to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement given guarantees that the United States and Europe will uphold it. In two television interviews ahead of leaving Monday for the United Nations General Assembly…
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Iran faces US in international court over asset seizure

Iran told the United Nations' highest court on Monday that Washington’s confiscation of some $2 billion in assets from Iranian state bank accounts to compensate bombing victims was an attempt to destabilize the Iranian government and a violation…
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American contractor held in Afghanistan freed in swap for convicted Taliban drug lord

 An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years by the Taliban has been released in exchange for a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the United States, according to the man's family and U.S. officials. Mark…