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Updated September 7, 2021 - 7:48 PM EDT
Taliban Claims Victory in Panjshir Valley
  Analysis on Kabul Drone Strike Reveals US Unsure About Target
  US Helps Four US Citizens Evacuate Afghanistan by Land
US Strikes Post-9/11 Killed Up to 48,000 Civilians
  Airwars Tally Assesses Direct Civilian Impact of 20 Years of US Strikes
Iran Says It Will 'Definitely' Resume Nuclear Negotiations
ISIS Kills 13 Iraqi Police in Overnight Attack
Hungry Yemenis Blame Exports for Soaring Prices
Palestinian Prison Break Leaves Israelis Confused
item Refusing to Recognize the Taliban: a Pointless Wilsonian Practice in US Diplomacy Continues by Ted Galen Carpenter
item A Lifetime at War in Afghanistan by J.W. Rich
item Afghanistan Withdrawal Is a Shock to the Israel Lobby by Philip Weiss
item Now Close Gitmo, Too by Farrah Hassen
item Thinking of Enlisting? Read This Afghan War-Inspired Warning Label First by Brian McGlinchey
item 9/11 Wasn't the Pearl Harbor of Our Generation by Matthew Warshauer

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Palestine / Israel

The Six Palestinian Prisoners Who Escaped From Gilboa

Qatar Plans to Resume Gaza Funding With New Mechanism

Hamas Urges Palestinians to Rally Ahead of Al-Aqsa Raids

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Jordan Foiled ISIS Plot to Target Government Building

Guinea Coup

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Who Is Col. Mamady Doumbouya?

Many Guineans Celebrate as Soldiers Seize Power

Reports of Guinea Unrest Send Aluminium Prices to 10-Year High


Mali Police Storm Jail to Free Detained Commander

Niger Lifts Motorbike Ban in Jihadist-Hit Region, but Not All Residents Are Convinced

Phone Blackout Imposed on Nigerian State Amid Crackdown on Kidnappers

Middle East / North Africa
Saudi Man Executed Over Terrorism Charges
Three Killed in Car Bombing in Northern Syria's Afrin

Algeria Arrests Members of MAK Separatist Group After Attacks

Tunisian Wounded in Revolution Dies After Setting Self Alight 'Over Lack of Compensation'

Turkish Technical Team Begins Work at Kabul Airport

Taliban Tells Berlin It Will Welcome German Companies, Aid

Iran 'Strongly' Condemns Taliban Offensive on Panjshir Valley

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How the Taliban's Success in Afghanistan Could Threaten China's Interests in Africa

Russia Says Nord Stream 2 To Become Operational in Days

Russia Jails Crimean Tatar Leader Despite US Protest


US, India to Co-Develop Military Drones

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India to Procure Drone 'Swarms,' Anti-Drone Systems


Myanmar Junta Agrees to ASEAN Call for Ceasefire to Distribute Aid

Myanmar Military Releases Anti-Muslim Monk


Turkey Realigning Ties With Egypt and Persian Gulf Rivals

Turkey's CHP Opposition Party Visits Erbil, Trying to Woo Kurdish Vote at Home


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Ray McGovern
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Why US Negotiations Always Fail

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