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NY Times Pushing the Envelope on Russia
UK Allows US To Appeal Assange Extradition Ban
CENTCOM: Afghan Withdrawal 90% Complete
  Taliban: All Foreign Troops Must Leave by September 11th Deadline
  Afghans Say Recent Taliban Advances Forced Them to Take Up Arms
Iran Blames Israel for June Attack on Civilian Site
  Iran Informs IAEA of Planned Metal Work for Uranium Fuel Production
Iraqi Militia Chief To Avenge Deaths in US Strike
  Drone, IED Attacks Hit Northern Iraq, US Denies Casualties
Biden Official: 'Enormous' Challenges With China
  US-China Trade War: No Sign of Biden Easing Economic Pressure
  Japan Deputy PM's Comments on Taiwan Angers China
Haiti's President Is Assassinated in His Home
UK Troops 'Secretly Operating in Yemen'
Biden Reaffirms Support for Venezuela's Guaido
Saudi Deputy DM Meets With US Officials in Washington
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Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion Cloud Contract Awarded to Microsoft
Italy Eases Curbs on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Afghan AG: Broadcasting News Against National Interests Is a Crime
Afghan Currency Value Drops, Food Prices Rise
Turkish, US Defense Ministers to Discuss Kabul Airport Plan on Wednesday
Servicemen Who Fled Taliban to Tajikistan Being Brought Back to Fight: Afghan Govt
Russia Drills Attack Helicopters, Pledges Help to Secure Tajik-Afghan Border
Taliban Wins Close Consulates; Tajikistan Reinforces Border
Russia Closes Consulate in Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Takes Over Multiple Districts
Taliban Try to Polish Their Image as They Push for Victory
1 Killed, More Than 21 Wounded in Kandahar Blast
After Troops Exit, Safety of US Embassy in Kabul Top Concern
Taliban Shows Off Weapons, Military Hardware Seized From Afghan Forces
The Onion Predicted America's Middle of the Night Pullout From Bagram in Afghanistan
Photos: US Troops Left Behind Everything From Energy Drinks to Armored Vehicles
Vacated by Americans, Kabul's Bagram Air Base Bustles Again as Afghans Move In
Qatar Envoy in Kabul to Help Restart Doha Talks
Afghan Security Forces Push Back Taliban Attack in Samangan: Police
Afghanistan on Agenda in Indian FM's Upcoming Visit to Moscow
China/Hong Kong
China's Xi Takes Dig at US in Speech to Political Parties Around World
China Deepens Crypto Crackdown With Central Bank Warning
6 Students Among 9 Arrested in Alleged Hong Kong Bomb Plot
China Calls on US to End 'Toxic' Trump-Era Visa Rules for Students
German, Chinese Defence Ministers Discuss South China Sea in Call: Statement
Myanmar Military Adopts 'Four Cuts' to Stamp Out Coup Opponents
Russia Backs ASEAN Consensus on Myanmar Crisis
Evidence Found on a Second Indian Activist's Computer Was Planted, Report Says
Russia Hopes to Kick Off Strategic Stability Talks With US in July: Report
Russia to Start Mass Producing T-14 Armata Tanks in 2022
UK MPs Call for Suspension of 'Secretive' Persian Gulf Funding Initiatives: Report
The Royal Navy Will Add 50 Percent More Surface-to-Air Missiles to Its Existing Destroyers
Belarus Leader Threatens to Halt Transit of EU Goods Via His Country to East
US Imposes Air Travel Restriction to Belarus After Arrest of Opposition Journalist
EU Vows to Help Lithuania Amid Flow of Migrants From Belarus
Two Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in War-Torn East
Armenia Reports Shootout With Azerbaijani Troops
Serbia Unveils Military Equipment in 'Lightning Strike' Exercise
Estonia Condemns 'Set-Up' Detention of Its Diplomat in Russia
Iran/Saudi Arabia
Major Blackouts in Iran Prompt Rare Apology From President
Explosion Kills Three Oil Workers, Injures More in South Iran
Saudi-Iran Talks Could Move to Oman
Iran Says Saudi Talks Progress but Time Needed to Resolve Disputes
Three Palestinians Injured, Several Detained as Israeli Forces Crack Down on Anti-Settlement Protests
Life in Sheikh Jarrah Has Become a 'Big Prison' Under Israeli Siege
Israeli Government Fails to Extend Controversial Citizenship Law
With Ban on Palestinian Family Unification Expiring, What Happens Next?
Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian School Near Jerusalem
PA Detains 21 Palestinian Activists in Ramallah
PA Releases Palestinian Journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi After 3 Days of Hunger Strike
Former Palestinian PM Fayyad Visits Gaza, Ramallah to Push Unity Government
Israel Closes Case of Shin Bet Operative Accused of Abusing Palestinians, Despite Apparent Self-Incrimination
Israel/Palestine & the World
At US Embassy, Bennett Pushes for Return of Bipartisan Backing for Israel
US House Delegation Heads to Middle East Seeking to Improve Israel-PA Ties
Israeli Foreign Ministry Director Heads to Morocco for Talks
Poland's Kaczynski Slams Israel for Criticism Over War Restitution Law
Eight Murders in a Month in Syria Camp: Kurds
More Than 90,000 Syrian Refugees in Turkey to Cross Into Syria for Eid
Lebanon Days Away From 'Social Explosion', Warns Prime Minister
Qatar FM Visits Beirut to Push for the Formation of a New Government
Middle East
Iraq Daily Roundup: Six Killed
Turkish Court Orders Release of Pro-Kurdish Ex-MP
Blinken Calls for Indefinite Ceasefire in Call With Ethiopia's Abiy
Tigray Rebel Chief Calls for Political Solution to Conflict in Ethiopia
Egypt Cries Foul After Ethiopia Resumes Filling of Renaissance Dam
Mauritania President Threatens to Pass Law to Silence Critics on Social Media
Hundreds of Ghana Opposition Supporters March in Protest at Killings
Mali Seeks International Warrant for Son of Ex-President Keita, Legal Sources Say
'Peru Wants a President': Thousands March in Lima as Election Result Drags
Colombia Peace Court Accuses 10 Soldiers of Murdering 120 Civilians
Nicaragua Arrests Six More Opposition Figures; EU Weighs Move
The War at Home
Biden to Host Summit of Quad Countries This Year: White House
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