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Nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq was never going to work

By : Daniel Pipes , Washington Times As usual, after World War I, victors plundered losers, especially the German one. The victors demanded the payment of huge reparations; under one plan, German charges would have continued until 1988.…
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Iranian President Urges Leap in Exports to Neighboring Countries

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday called for a leap in exports to neighboring countries, official news agency IRNA reported. "Our share of exports to the regional countries cannot be (only) 2 percent, and they should increase from 20…
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Most Americans Disapprove of Biden’s Afghanistan Handling, But Approve Withdrawal

Americans have mixed feelings about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to a Marquette University Law School Poll released this week, 63% disapprove of how President Joe Biden handled the withdrawal and only 36% approve, but most…
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Biden admin sends ‘negative sign’ by keeping sanctions on Tehran, says new Iranian foreign minister

Iran remains ready to return to nuclear talks “very soon” but the Biden administration has sent a “negative sign" by failing to lift economic sanctions and imposing new sanctions against Tehran, Iran’s new foreign minister told NBC…
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Stolen ancient tablet headed back to Iraq

A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq.The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found in 1853 as part…
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Afghanistan Health System Will Collapse, WHO Warns

“The country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe,” the WHO said in a statement, highlighting the risk of thousands of facilities at risk of closure because of a lack of funds for supplies or medical staff. a visit to Kabul by…
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Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who have adopted many of the tactics of urban warfare that marked their own successful guerrilla…
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U.S. And Israel Held Secret Talks On Iran “Plan B”

The U.S. and Israel held secret talks on Iran last week to discuss a possible “plan B” if nuclear talks are not resumed, two senior Israeli officials tell me. Why it matters: This is the first time a top-secret U.S.-Israel strategic working…
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Anti-ISIS Coalition Reviews its Role in Iraq

The US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS announced that it was reorganizing “to an advisory and assist role” in Iraq by the end of the year. However, Coalition Spokesman Wayne Marotto stressed on Twitter commitment to security cooperation…
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Iran Wants Nuclear Talks That Lead to Lifting of U.S. Sanctions, President Says

Iran wants to resume nuclear talks with world powers that would lead to removal of U.S. sanctions, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told the annual U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday as negotiations about reinstating a 2015 nuclear pact have stalled.…