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Updated July 26, 2021 - 8:35 PM EDT
Biden Changes Role in Iraq, but Troops To Remain
US, China Holds 'Frank and Open Discussion'
US Gen. Won't Commit To End Afghan Airstrikes
  Scores of Civilians Killed in Fighting Around Central Afghanistan
  Taliban Wants Afghan President To Step Down Before Ceasefire
Scores Killed by Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen
  At Least 50 Killed in Heavy Fighting Around Yemen's Maarib
  UAE-Backed Southern Separatists Arrest Pro-Govt Fighters in Yemen
US Bombs Somalia for Second Time This Week
Russia Moving to Curtail Israeli Airstrikes on Syria
NY State Puts Ben & Jerry's Parent Company on Notice
item Afghanistan Is Going to Be a Mess: Let China, Russia, Iran, and Others Handle It  by Doug Bandow
item No, the US Military Is Not 'Leaving' Iraq  by Matthew Petti
item NY Times Covers Up Israel's Efforts to Instigate the US Into Conflict  by James North
item The Bipartisan Quarrel Over Defense Spending: Does It Matter?  by Brett Kershaw
item Canada Enlists in the US Empire  by Brad Wolf
item George W. Bush Is Still Wrong About Afghanistan  by Charles V. Peña

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Next High-Level Meeting on Afghan Peace Expected in August
Afghan Forces Leave District in Kunar, Fighting Continues in North
Afghanistan Imposes Night Curfew to Curb Taliban Advance
Insecurity in Parwan Village Linked to Illegal Armed Groups
US Calls on Taliban to Engage in 'Serious Negotiations'
First Task for Afghan Forces Is to Slow Taliban's Momentum: Pentagon Chief
Russia, Tajikistan Discuss Measures to Counter Taliban Threats
China, Pakistan Call for Afghan Ceasefire, Political Settlement
China Blames US for 'Stalemate' in Relations, as Talks Begin
Deputy Secretary of State Sherman to Stress 'Guardrails' in Talks With China
China Promises US a 'Tutorial' in How to Treat Other Countries Equally Ahead of Deputy SecState Wendy Sherman's Visit
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First Chinese Presidential Visit to Tibet in 30 Years
Taiwan's First Indigenous Sub to Be Launched Ahead of Schedule
Two Activists Killed in Tightly Fought Vote in Pakistan's Kashmir
PTI Celebrates After Winning Simple Majority in Pakistani Kashmir Assembly
Pakistan Army Vehicle Falls Into Ravine, Killing Four Soldiers
Japan/South Korea
Will Japan and South Korea Friction Pose a Problem for US Peace Push in Asia?
South Korean TV Network Apologizes for 'Inappropriate' Images During Olympic Opening Ceremony
Parliamentary Report: UK Military Failing to Protect Women From Abuse
Report: Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in the Armed Forces From Recruitment to Civilian Life

UK Orders 13 More Protector Drones

Russia Excludes Senior Communist Candidate From Parliamentary Vote
Protesters in Greece Demonstrating Against Vaccine Mandates Teargassed by Police
Nine Arrested in Violent Clashes Between Paris Police, Anti-Vaccine Protesters
Less Freedom for Unvaccinated, Merkel's Top Aide Warns
EU and North Macedonia: More 'Trauma' Before Membership?
Protests Across Tunisia Target Ennahda Party Over Political Crisis
Tunisia: President Saied Sacks PM, Freezes Parliament, Amid Violent Anti-Government Protests
Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi Accuses President of Coup
Libyan Army Prepares Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in South
Haftar Loyalists Launch His Libya President Elections Campaign
Kidnappers Release Another 28 Abducted Children in Nigeria
Nigerian Bandits Abduct Negotiator Over Ransom to Free Students, Says School
Six Cameroonian Soldiers Killed in Raid by Islamist Insurgents
Man Accused of Trying to Kill Mali President Dies in Custody
Mozambique President Nyusi Says Army Gaining Ground in Insurgency-Hit Region
Ethiopia's Amhara State Rallies Youth to Fight Tigrayan Forces as War Widens
Somalia Postpones Long-Delayed Election
Algerians Urge France to Open Colonial Archives, Reveal the Fate of the Disappeared
Equatorial Guinea Blasts 'Illegal' UK Sanctions on President's Son
Australia: Arrests as Anti-Lockdown Protesters Clash With Police in Sydney
New Zealand Accepts Return of ISIS-Linked Citizen
Former Samoa PM Concedes Election Defeat
US Military
'Really Big Deal' as Army Awards $299.4 Million for Bradley Replacement Contracts
E-4B 'Doomsday Plane' Made a Highly Unusual Visit to Secretive Tonopah Test Range Airport
Israeli Spyware vs. the World
Whatsapp Chief: US Allies' National Security Officials Targeted With NSO Malware
Was Israel Aware of NSO Clients' Surveillance Targets?
Amnesty Urges Moratorium on Surveillance Technology in Pegasus Scandal
Firms Like NSO Are Causing Direct Harm to Israel, Says Diaspora Affairs Minister
France's Macron Called Bennett to Ensure Israel Dealing With NSO Claims
Israel Restricts Gaza Fishing Zone After Arson Balloons Spark Fires in South
New Report Details Israeli Military Complicity in Settler Violence in the West Bank
Entry of Qatari Fuel Into Gaza Held Up; Israel, PA Trade Blame
Settlers Rebuild Abandoned Outpost Near Hebron
Palestinian Forced to Demolish His Home in Jerusalem
17-Year-Old Palestinian Protester Shot by Israeli Army Dies
Army Attacks Palestinian Protesters at Weekly Kufur Qaddoum March
Israel Approves Electronic Tracking of Travelers in Quarantine
Israeli Colonists Fence-Off a Spring to Prevent Shepherds From Using It
IDF: Palestinian Hurling Firebombs, Rocks Shot in West Bank; Two Others Arrested
Israeli Forces Injure Palestinian Passenger After Shooting at Vehicle in West Bank
Israel/Palestine & the World
Pro-Palestine Activists to Block Israeli Cargo Ship at New York Port
Hamas Slams Granting Israel Official Observer Status at African Union
Israel Airlines Launch Direct Flights to Morocco
Israel Freezes UAE Oil Deal Over Environmental Concerns
Four Guards Killed in Clashes With 'Bandits' in Iran's Southeast: State Media
Angry Iranians in Khuzestan Rise Against Decades of Neglect
Iran Condemns UN Criticism of Deaths During Protests in Khuzestan
Qatar FM in Iran Just Days After US Visit
Iraq Daily Roundup: Three Killed
Iraqi PM to Focus on US Troop Withdrawal in Biden Meeting
Coalition Says Iraq Base Housing US Troops Hit in Drone Attack
Iraq Arrests Suspects of Baghdad Suicide Bombing Claimed by ISIS
Iraq Says Militants Behind Suicide Bombing Planned Other Attacks During Eid Holiday
Son of Prominent Women's Rights Activist Found Shot Dead Near Basra
Syrian Air Defense Strikes Down Israeli Missiles
Israel Claims Hezbollah Commander, IRGC Senior Official Killed in Israeli Strikes on Syria
Two Turkish Soldiers Killed in Attack in Northern Syria
UN 'Deeply Concerned' by Escalating Violence in Syria's Idlib
Lebanese Sunni Leaders Endorse Mikati to Form New Government
Lebanon Signs Fuel Deal With Iraq to Boost Faltering Power Supply
Saudi Arabia/Yemen
Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drones Launched by Yemen's Houthis, State Media Says
Saudi Arabia: Rights Group Claims Children of Crown Prince Enemy Imprisoned as 'Leverage'
Jordan King: I Was 'Very Encouraged' After Meeting With Bennett, Gantz
In 2nd Border Incident, Jordanian Troops Kill Man Trying to Reach Israel
60 Cubans Prosecuted So Far Over Protests: Official
Russia Sends Covid-19 Aid to Cuba
Mexican President Calls Cuba 'Example,' Wants OAS Replaced
Venezuela's Maduro Aims for Dialogue With Opposition in August
Ecuador Prison Riots Death Toll Rise to 27
Colombia Authorizes Export of Dried Cannabis Flowers
Another Nicaraguan Presidential Hopeful Arrested in Crackdown
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