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Updated October 11, 2021 - 9:32 PM EDT
Iraq Early Results: Sadr Movement Makes Gains
US To Provide Food Aid to Afghanistan via Taliban
  International Recognition Being Discussed by Taliban and US
  Taliban Won't Work With US to Contain ISIS
Iran: Talks Focus on Verification of Sanction Relief
  Iran General's Morning Jog Led to Kidnapping, Trip to South Africa
Israel Fires Missiles at Syria Airbase, Killing Two
6 Killed in S. Yemen Bombing, Governor, Minister Survives
item Time To Stop Sanctioning the World: US Arrogance Leaves Trail of Innocent Victims  by Doug Bandow
item CBO Report: DoD Can Cut Budget by $1 Trillion Without Changing US Strategy  by William D. Hartung
item Afghanistan: The Amorphous US Empire Is Alive and Well  by Hamid Dabashi
item Against Intervention and Regime Change: A Debate With Bill Kristol  by Scott Horton
item 'No First Use': Empty Gesture That Would Cost Nothing  by Thomas Knapp
item CIA Plans To Kidnap Assange Are Evidence of Improper Prosecution  by Kevin Gosztola

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Libya Denies 'Excessive Use of Force' After Migrant Killings
Gunmen Kill at Least 20 in Attack in Northwest Nigeria
Five Nigerian Students Kidnapped Freed After Ransom Paid
China's African Resource-for-Infrastructure Deals Face Growing Concern Locals Don't Feel the Benefits
Ethiopian Troops Intensify Strikes Against Tigray Forces
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Sudan Says Running Low on Fuel Oil, Wheat Due to Port Blockade
Colombian Nun Held Hostage in Mali Since 2017 Has Been Freed
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Israel Could Use Arrests Without Trial in Bid to Stem Arab Crime
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Czech Republic
Czech President Rushed to Hospital, Leaving Election Outcome in Limbo
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UK Funding for Land Mine Clearance Scrapped in Lebanon, Iraq, and South Sudan
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