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Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in Afghanistan, writes Sara Bakhtiar.

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Josh Ruebner

Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Comment: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is showing real leadership by firmly grounding her opposition to Israeli annexation in Palestinian human and national rights, writes Josh Ruebner.

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Paul Iddon

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.

Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

The New Arab

Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

The Paris-based INSTEX functions as a clearing house allowing Iran to continue to sell oil and import other products or services in exchange.

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US scraps civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

Pompeo said he is cancellng one of four sanction waivers that allowed foreign companies to work with Iran.

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US, Taliban leave door open to talks after cancellation

The US and the Taliban both said that further talks on Afghanistan could take place, after they were abruptly cancelled by President Trump on ...

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US-Taliban negotiator returning to Doha amid peace deal hopes

The top US negotiator on Afghanistan said on Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed back to Qatar.

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Bernie Sanders backs Rashida Tlaib in anti-Semitism row

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders slammed President Donald Trump for accusing Rashida Tlaib of having 'tremendous hated' for Jews and Israel.

Dick Cheney's daughter 'Islamophobic', says Ilhan Omar

The New Arab

Dick Cheney's daughter 'Islamophobic', says Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar has hit back at Liz Cheney after the Republican congresswoman accused fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib of anti-Semitism.

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Palestine 'safe haven' for Jewish Holocaust refugees: Rashida Tlaib

US Republicans and Israelis have labelled Democratic lawmaker Rashida Tlaib 'anti-Semitic' for saying Palestinians provided Jewish refugees with ...

Syria Weekly: Golan Heights becomes a new propaganda battle

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Golan Heights becomes a new propaganda battle

Syria Weekly: The end of the IS 'caliphate' was announced last week, with the final battle for Baghouz wiping out the militants' last outpost in ...

Ilhan Omar in anti-Semitism row after criticising pro-Israel politicians

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Ilhan Omar in anti-Semitism row after criticising pro-Israel politicians

Minnesota congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, has apologised after being accused of tweeting an "anti-Semitic trope".

Muslim Congresswoman in anti-Semitism row after criticising pro-Israel politicians

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Muslim Congresswoman in anti-Semitism row after criticising pro-Israel politicians

Minnesota congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, has apologised after being accused of tweeting an "anti-Semitic trope".

The War on Terror began in 1492

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

The War on Terror began in 1492

Comment: The brutal treatment of Muslims in Afghanistan, the US and beyond has its roots in America's historic abuse of indigenous people, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US professor declines to endorse student's Israel trip

John Cheney-Lippold initially said his university department pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinian rights.

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

Peter Jenkins

Did Israel destroy a North Korean reactor in Syria?

Comment: Whether the building destroyed in the Israeli raid housed a nuclear reactor is less certain than Israeli claims imply, writes Peter ...

Khaled Diab

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Comment: Lewis' 'clash of the civilisations' theory made him the orientalist of choice for America's neo-conservative establishment, writes ...

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Usaid Siddiqui

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Comment: Washington has a structural inability to learn from history, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Emile Nakhleh

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Comment: Trump administration advocates for regime change in Iran seem oblivious to the post-Saddam storm that continues to rage in the Gulf, ...

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Hadani Ditmars

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

America, the disgraced superpower

Michael Brenner

America, the disgraced superpower

Comment: Once seen as an exceptional world power, the United States under Donald Trump's haphazard presidency will lose the international ...

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