Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Lead Diminishes for Imran Khan’s PTI Amid Vote Rigging Allegations

Pakistan’s military systematically disassembled Imran Khan’s PTI party, repeatedly arresting senior members and even targeting their children and party workers, with some facing trial in anti-terrorism courts. To maintain momentum, PTI has resorted to creative tactics, such as organizing large virtual political demonstrations and gatherings, even in the face of internet disruptions.

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Saudi Arabia has Most to Lose if US Strikes Go Sideways

Riyadh is among Gulf States expressing concern and even distancing themselves from Western attacks in Yemen.

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History Shows Israel May Never Win a ‘War of Occupation’

Fighting well organized guerrilla fighters amid a hostile civilian population is a recipe for defeat.

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Hard-fought COP28 Agreement Suggests the Days of Fossil Fuels are Numbered

Despite the diplomatic achievement of an agreement that looked unlikely only hours earlier, it’s still hard to say the international community is taking this enormous challenge as seriously as it should.

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US Charges India with Plotting to Assassinate Sikh Separatist in New York

The indictment, unsealed by federal prosecutors in New York, accuses the Indian national of orchestrating a meticulously planned plot to eliminate the Sikh separatist figure within the bustling environs of New York City.

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New House Speaker Mike Johnson Leads a GOP Majority Weakened by Declining Party Authority

The new speaker, despite having been able to pull together his GOP colleagues, will face the same challenges that McCarthy did. The party’s majority will still be small, it will still be divided, and the same forces that have weakened their party’s authority will remain in place.

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Forget ‘Peace,’ Did Abraham Accords Set Stage for Israel-Gaza Conflict?

The Biden administration could have reversed Trump’s efforts, and placed pressure on Israel to halt these plans, as well as end its settlement expansion while making good on its promises and obligations under the peace process. Instead, the president continued Trump’s normalization efforts while breaking from presidential precedent and not even attempting to advance the peace process, all while issuing little to no criticism of the Israeli government’s violations.

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Why Does Egypt Fear Evacuating Gaza?

Cairo worries that, instead of saving lives, a 'humanitarian corridor' could be a pretense to permanently exile Palestinians.

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The End of the Netanyahu Doctrine

The prime minister's claim that Middle East peace was possible without the Palestinians has been shattered by Hamas' incursion, and the ensuing war.

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Gaza on the Brink: Humanitarians Call for Urgent Aid Access

Gaza is on the brink of running out of food, water, electricity and critical supplies, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday. “No aid can come in from the outside for the 2.3 million residents of the sealed-off enclave, and some 220,000 displaced people are sheltering in schools run by the UN agency for Palestine refugees,” a report posted on UN website …

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