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Can Afghans Help Without Going Through the Taliban?

The G-20 countries have just agreed on billions of dollars in aid for the Afghan people. At the same time, many countries including the US do not want these funds to reach the incumbent Taliban. Can the US ease the suffering of the Afghan people, without having to deal with …

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Implementation of HET Rice Ineffective

JAKARTA – The Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia has completed a self-initiated investigation into Improvements in Governance of the Government’s Rice Reserves. Ombudsman member Yata Hendra Fatika said one of his findings was that the implementation of the highest retail price (HET) for rice was not effective. One of …

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his death "Statesman Soldier" Colin Powell

A respected figure in the US, retired General Colin Powell has died. Throughout his life, the American figure of African descent recorded many accomplishments as both a soldier and a civilian official, and was known for putting aside partisan sentiments.

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Johnson & Johnson Boost Vaccine Almost FDA Approved

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose booster vaccine against COVID-19 was nearly approved last weekend. After a unanimous vote from the FDA advisory panel or the US Food and Drug Administration, the booster vaccine is now awaiting FDA approval. Advisors expressed growing concern that the vaccine, often referred to as J&J, appears …

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Syrian Children Study in Damaged School Building

In a village in southern Idlib, students study in classrooms without windows, in a school partially destroyed by the war. To reach the school, Syrian children living in the southern Idlib village have to walk past destroyed buildings. Their school buildings have also suffered severe damage due to the ongoing …

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US Defense Secretary Trying to Convince Georgia

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Russia not to distract European leaders with new talks, which have not kept their previous commitments. “Russia, which currently occupies 20 percent of Georgia’s territory, should focus on honoring its 2008 ceasefire commitments before promoting any new discussion platforms,” ​​Austin said Monday during a …

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Russia Announces Closing of NATO Mission

Russia has retaliated for the recent expulsion of several of its diplomats from the NATO mission in Brussels. Russia on Monday said it would suspend its mission in the alliance and ordered NATO’s Moscow office to close. Earlier this month, NATO said eight Russians working on its mission in Brussels …

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US scrutinizes China after reports of hypersonic missile tests

The top US military official said Washington was watching China’s efforts to build up its military arsenal. But he declined to comment on reports that Beijing took a major step two months ago by testing a hypersonic missile. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told reporters during a visit to …

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