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Updated April 21, 2021 - 9:39 PM EDT
War in Afghanistan Has Cost Over $2.26 Trillion
  CentCom: 'Harder' to Bomb Afghanistan After Pullout, 'Not Impossible'
Rouhani: 60-70% of Issues Resolved in Iran Talks
  Report: Israel Backing Down on Some Iran Nuclear Deal Demands
  Iran's Uranium Enrichment Doesn't Get Them Close to Making a Bomb
US and Russia: No Ambassadors in Place
  Kremlin Accuses Western Powers of 'Anti-Russian Psychosis'
  EU Walks Back Claim of 150,000 Russian Troops Near Ukraine Border
  Several Dozen US Fighter Jets Land in Poland for Air Combat Drills
China's Xi Warns Against 'Unilateralism'
  Taiwan to Raise 'Temple Militia' of Holy Villagers to Fight Off China
Battle for Yemen's Maarib Derailing US Peace Efforts
item US Should Reject Ukrainian Nuclear Blackmail  by Doug Bandow
item Balance of Power in the Black Sea: Will Montreux Convention Prevail?  by Brian Kalman
item Biden's Afghanistan Exit Will Strengthen, Not Weaken, US National Security  by William Ruger
item Israeli Sabotage of the Nuclear Deal Fails Again  by Daniel Larison
item Biden's Drone Wars
 by Brian Terrell
item The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Sicknick's Death  by Glenn Greenwald

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Pakistan's Parliament Debates French Envoy's Expulsion
Prominent Pakistani Journalist Absar Alam Shot and Wounded
Duterte 'Not Interested' in Confronting China on Fishing Rights
China Secretly Sends Food Aid to North Korea by Rail
EU Sanctions Myanmar Generals as UN Urges ASEAN Action
Japan's First Global Hawk Drone Completes Maiden Flight
Ukraine's Zelensky to Putin: Meet Me for Peace Talks in Conflict Zone
EU Not Ready for Russian Sanctions but Ukraine to Insist, Ukraine Minister Says
Czech Republic Asks EU, NATO Allies to Expel Russian Diplomats
Belarus Decries Sanctions US Reimposed on Nine State Companies
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DR Congo Seeks Over $4bn in Reparations From Uganda at ICJ
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Israel's Netanyahu Gives Up on Forming a Government
Israel's Netanyahu Admits Ra'am-Backed Government Not an Option, Urges Direct Vote for PM
Abbas Adviser: Palestinian Elections 'Very Likely' to Be Postponed
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Israeli Army Starts Military Exercises Along Jordan Border
Gantz Warns Hezbollah of 'Heavy Consequences' if It Threatens Israel
Israeli Soldiers Fire at Palestinian Farmers in Gaza
Israeli Forces Demolish Al-Araqeeb Village for 186th Time
Israeli Police Scuffle With Protesters in Arab Neighborhood
Saudi Arabia
Greece Signs Deal to Provide Saudi Arabia With Patriot Air Defense System
Saudi-Led Coalition Says It Intercepts Houthi Drone
US Sanctions 'Disrupts Google Services' in Syria
First Woman Ever Applies to Run for President of Syria
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Weighs Syria Sanctions
Turkey Summons Swedish Envoy Over Contacts With Syrian Kurds
Turkey to Re-Establish Egypt Friendship Group in Parliament
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