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CIA sued for allegedly surveilling Americans who met with Assange

Journalists and lawyers have sued the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its former director, Mike Pompeo, over allegations that they were placed under surveillance when they met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean…
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Iran says nuclear deal progress has not satisfied its demands

Iran on Monday reiterated that its demands are not completely met in the European Union proposal to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that more should be provided for a complete return to the deal. "Relative progress has been made, but…
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Biden’s approval ratings haven’t recovered since the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan

The bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan was a turning point for Biden's presidency, marking the end of his popularity and the start of a difficult political year. Later this month, the White House plans to mark the anniversary of the U.S.…

The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan

by: Elliot Ackerman Elliot Ackerman served for nearly 10 years in America’s wars. He was first a Marine lieutenant in the Battle of Fallujah, then a Marine Special Operations captain in Afghanistan and finally a CIA officer on the…
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Syria reports Israeli missile attack on coastal region, three soldiers

Israeli air strikes on Syria killed three soldiers and wounded three others on Friday, state media said, after the latest such incident in the war-torn country.“The aggression led to the death of three soldiers, the wounding of three others,”…
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Iraq judiciary dismisses Sadr’s demand to dissolve parliament

Iraq's judiciary said Sunday it lacks the authority to dissolve parliament as demanded by populist Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, who is engaged in an escalating standoff with political rivals. In the latest twist to the political turmoil,…
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Kuwait names first ambassador to Iran in over six years

Kuwait has appointed an ambassador to Iran, both countries said on Sunday, more than six years after recalling its top envoy to Tehran in solidarity with Saudi Arabia after it severed ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016. Ambassador Bader…
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Brother of Marine killed in Afghanistan withdrawal commits suicide at memorial for fallen service member

The brother of a young Marine killed during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan reportedly died by suicide a year later during a recent memorial service for the fallen service member. Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, from Norco, California, was…
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House Republicans to issue scathing report criticizing Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal

At the height of the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan there were only 36 State Department officials on the ground at the Kabul airport to process Afghans who were trying to evacuate, according to a soon-to-be released report from…
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Afghanistan shows Taiwan US commitments unreliable

The basic pillar of the unipolar world order led by the US has been shaken in a significant way. The neo-liberal ideological vision to shape the political-social restructuring and reshaping of power relations in "Great Middle East" has spectacularly…