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Biden Signs $778 Billion NDAA Into Law
10,000 Russian Troops Leave Area Near Ukraine
  Putin to Mull Options if US Refuses Security Guarantees
Iran Says Won't Enrich Uranium Over 60%
  Sulivan: Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal Talks 'Within Weeks'
Saudis Escalate Attacks on N. Yemen
  18 Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Fight Against Houthis
Israel Plans to Double Settler Population of Golan
  Palestinian Woman Killed as Settlers Continue Attacks in West Bank
  A Painful Year for Gaza's Patients
Ex-Saudi Spy Chief Wins US Court Order Against MbS
item The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Why There Is Still No Peace on Earth
by David Stockman
item Will Christmas 2022 Be Any Different From This Year?
by Doug Bandow
item Israel Has Nukes – but Our Leaders Won't Say So  by Philip Weiss
item What! No Russian Invasion of Ukraine? by Ray McGovern
item Washington's Real Credibility Problem by Daniel Larison
item How Not to Explain the Ukraine Crisis by Mike Madden

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Turkish Airstrike Kills at Least Two in Northern Syria

Marine Officer Who Publicly Demanded Accountability Discharged

Explosive War Leftovers Kill 241 Civilians in Syria in 2021: Monitor

Japan to Boost Military Spending to Record High


PA President Abbas Urges Tougher Stance Against Israeli Settler Violence

Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Fire During Protests

UN Expert: Israel Must Be Held to Account for Expanding Occupation

Majority of UN Members Back War Crimes Investigation Against Israel

Israel to Grant Temporary Residency to 2,440 Sudanese Asylum Seekers

Israeli Settlers Attack Village in Occupied West Bank

Israel to Ease Entry for Palestinian-Americans, Officials Say

Israel Turns to UN Over Lebanese Drilling Tender in Its Maritime Waters

Dozens of Palestinians Injured in Israeli Attack on Burqa

50 Year-Old Palestinian Man Assaulted by Soldiers Near Nablus

Woman Killed by Car Bomb in Israel; Passerby and Her Baby Injured in Explosion


Russia Says Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Its Ukraine Consulate

Ukraine Leader Discusses Russia Tensions With US Lawmakers

British Surveillance Aircraft Monitoring Russian Forces Near Crimea

Russia Conducts Test Launch of Hypersonic Missile


Hamdok 'May Resign Soon' as Thousands March on Sudan's Presidential Palace

Sudan Forces Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Anti-Coup Protesters

Sudan Doctors Committee Says 178 Injured in Saturday Protests, Some With Live Bullets

Sudan Says 58 Policemen Injured in Protests


Bodies of Drowned Migrants Wash Up on Libyan Shore

Western Powers Say Libya's Interim Government Still Valid
UK's Ambassador Drawn Into Libyan Political Crisis After Elections Called Off

Somali President, PM Trade Accusations Over Delays to Ongoing Elections

Clashes in Northeast Somalia Force Thousands to Flee


Mali Denies Deployment of Russian Mercenaries, Says Only 'Trainers' Present

Burkina Faso Declares Two Days of Mourning After 41 Militia Members Killed

Death Toll From DR Congo Suicide Attack Rises to Seven

Gambia Commission Says Ex-Pres Jammeh Responsible for Murder, Torture and Rape

UN Extends Exemption of Travel Ban on Taliban Leaders

Uzbekistan Provides 3,700 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Central Passport Dept in Kabul Halts Activity Indefinitely

Negotiations Over Kabul Airport Continue

Putin: Those That 'Destroyed' Afghan Economy Should Provide Aid

Taliban Blames Ex-Govt of Corruption, Inefficiency

Afghan Girls Lament 'Worst Year' for Students

Panjshir Residents Protest Killing of 'Innocent' Youth by Taliban Forces

US Should Not Interfere in Afghan Affairs: Taliban Deputy FM

No Long Distance Travel for Women Without Male Relative: Taliban

'No Need': Taliban Dissolves Afghanistan Election Commission

Taliban Welcomes US Decision to Facilitate Afghan Aid

After Chaotic Evacuation, Afghans in the Netherlands Struggle to Find Stability

Pakistan Warned Against Firing on Afghan Soil


China Calls US Law on Xinjiang Imports 'Economic Bullying'

China Won't Lose a New Cold War Because It's Not the Soviet Union, Says Ambassador to US

Taiwan's Opposition KMT Rushes to Regain Lost Voice in America

Photos of Aftermath of Massacre in Myanmar Fuel Outrage

Women, Children Among Dozens Killed in Myanmar

More Than 30 Killed, Bodies Burned in Myanmar's Kayah State


Iraq Roundup: Eight Killed

Governor of Iraq's Najaf Province Resigns After Protests, Day After Nasiriyah Counterpart

In Pictures: Bereaved Iraqis Receive Bodies of 16 Killed in English Channel Disaster

Iraq Report on Press Freedom Says 'Nowhere Is Safe' for Journalists

Middle East

Egypt: Detained Brotherhood Leader Decries Prison Conditions in Rare Court Appearance

Malaysia Keen on Buying Kuwait's Hornet Fighter Jets

Turkey: Three Syrian Workers Burned to Death in Apparent Racist Attack

Netherlands Court Jails Man Over Saudi Embassy Shooting

Amid Spat With EU, Poland Accuses Germany of Seeking to Create a 'Fourth Reich'

US Military

Army Awards Northrop Grumman $1.4 Billion Contract for IBCs

Wave of Suicides Hits Texas National Guard's Border Mission

Space Force Issues $32 Million Contract for Prototype Space-Based Sensor

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Ray McGovern
What! No Russian Invasion of Ukraine?

Doug Bandow
Will Christmas 2022 Be Any Different From This Year?

David Stockman
The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Why There Is Still No Peace On Earth

Ramzy Baroud
'Previously Unknown Massacres': Why Is Israel Allowed To Own Palestinian History?

Ted Snider
NATO, Russia and the Other Broken Promise

Daniel Larison
Afghanistan and Our Murderous Sanctions Addiction

Patrick J. Buchanan
What To Do About That Russian Ultimatum

Ted Galen Carpenter
Is the Biden Administration Trying To Execute a Delicate Retreat Regarding Ukraine?

Sheldon Richman
Joe Biden, Let's Not Go to War

Scott Horton
Against Intervention and Regime Change: A Debate with Bill Kristol

Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.)
The Perils of Forgetting: Learn From the Afghan War or Repeat It!

David R. Henderson
Remembering Hiroshima

Dave DeCamp
Despite Pushing Them Together, the US Is Unhappy With Closer Russia-China Ties

Justin Raimondo
The FBI vs.

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