Biggest Humanitarian Crisis

Afghanistan Is the Biggest Humanitarian Crisis, Not Ukraine

by : Ted Rall , LA Progressive Maybe it’s time to change the flag on your social-media avatar. To the extent that objective guideposts exist in international relations, the United States has no legal obligation to defend Ukraine.…
Nuclear Deal Talks

Iran Says ‘Two Issues Remain’ on Nuclear Deal Talks

Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that two issues remain with the United States in paused negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “We had four issues as our red lines,” but “two issues…
Illegal Operations Corrupt America

The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World

by : Douglas Valentine , Amazon link Douglas Valentine is an American journalist and author of six works of historical nonfiction, including the present book titled “The CIA as Organized Crime.” His articles have appeared regularly…
Vienna Talks
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Iran Says Ball in U.S. Court for Conclusion of Vienna Talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday that the ball is now in the U.S. court to ensure a successful conclusion of the Vienna talks on restoring the Iran nuclear deal. "If Washington responds to the few remaining important…
Iraq's political uncertainty

Iraq MPs to Vote for President on March 26

The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday scheduled a March 26 session for deputies to hold a delayed vote on the country's president. Parliament also released a final list of 40 candidates for the post, a largely ceremonial role reserved for the Kurds.…
mediate between Palestine, Israel
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Turkey could mediate between Palestine, Israel: FM Malki

Turkey can serve as a mediator and host an international peace conference for the conflict between Palestine and Israel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said in an interview published on Monday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) on…
Julian Assange
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Julian Assange denied US extradition appeal by UK’s top court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against moves to extradite him to the United States, where he could face a lifetime in prison. “The application has been refused by the Supreme…
Putin’s Criminal Invasion

Putin’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine Highlights Some Ugly Truths About U.S. and NATO

by : Jeremy Scahill , The Intercept There are no excuses or justifications for what Vladimir Putin is doing in Ukraine. His brutal invasion is a bald-faced act of aggression, replete with war crimes, and is rightly being condemned as…
Afghan refugees

Canada promised to bring in 40,000 Afghan refugees. Only 8,500 have arrived

When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan last fall, the federal government promised to help thousands of Afghans reach safety on Canadian soil. But precious few have managed to make it that far — and as the visa applications…
Raise Concern
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In Letter to Biden, 21 Congress Members Raise Concern about Impending Iran Nuclear Deal

As an agreement to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA—appears to be forthcoming, a bipartisan group of 21 members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to US President Joe…