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Assad Is Friends with the Arab World Again

After 10 years of war, Syria’s erstwhile enemies are welcoming it back in from the cold. By Anchal Vohra, a Beirut-based columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East. A vote in Syria is neither secret nor sacrosanct. On May 26, as the regime-orchestrated elections were held, there …

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Kenya reiterates ban on flights from Somalia over diplomatic row

The Kenyan government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated the ban on flights to Somalia. It said that its move to close its airspace for all the flights from Somalia was prompted by the severance of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In a diplomatic note dated May …

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UN SECURITY COUNCIL URGES AID FOR PALESTINIANS

[videopress XAw4P4ZL] By AP TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands are rallying in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, calling for coexistence between Jews and Arabs. The demonstration on Saturday night was one of several held across Israel to call for peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of 11 …

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Eritrea proves shunning rogue

By Kaltum Guyo If there is a lesson to be learnt from the invasion of Ethiopia’s Tigray region by Eritrean troops, it is that rogue regimes need more engagement than isolation. The international community is good at turning its back on countries it deems rogue, never to return. Given the …

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Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, giving himself the possibility to stay in power until 2036. The 68-year-old Russian leader, who has already been in power for more than two decades, signed off on the …

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STOP TRUMP’S DEADLY FINAL ACT  ON INNOCENT YEMENIS

With the stroke of a pen, Trump just cruelly condemned hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent women, men, and children to starvation — but we can stop it! The UN immediately raised the alarm that Trump’s decision to designate Northern Yemen’s rebel government as a terrorist organization would …

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Judge Dismisses Ridiculous Gohmert Lawsuit Against Pence

Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. By Heather Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. So much for Louie Gohmert’s last-ditch attempt to steal the presidential election for Trump: Judge Throws Out Lawsuit That Rep. Louie Gohmert and Fake Pro-Trump Electors …

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Biden to name Pete Buttigieg to lead Department of Transportation

By Alayna Treene, Hans Nichols Joe Biden plans to name Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his transportation secretary as early as today, tapping a former rival to help rebuild America’s infrastructure, according to three people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: By selecting Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, …

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Ghana’s Election — between a crocodile and an alligator

The two presidential front-runners in Ghana’s 2020 election have weak records on tackling corruption. This leaves voters with little choice, says DW’s Michael Oti. Make no mistake, Ghana is doing well. It’s one of only four sub-Saharan African countries ranked “free” in 2020 on the Freedom in the World index that …

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Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge after top nuclear scientist apparently assassinated

By Ramin Mostaghim, Angela Dewan and Sara Mazloumsaki, CNN Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has vowed revenge after the killing of the country’s chief nuclear scientist, as top officials pile blame on Israel. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who became the face of Iran’s controversial nuclear program, was killed …

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