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US President to be stripped of war powers in Senate

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed legislation on Wednesday that would repeal congressional authorizations for past wars with Iraq, a significant step in lawmakers’ effort to wrest back the power to declare war from the White House. The vote was 14-8. The “no” votes came from Republicans, although three …

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US mending relations with new democratic Sudan

US relations with Sudan have returned to normal, according to an embassy spokesperson in Khartoum. Amber Baskett, the Chargé d’Affairs at the American embassy in the Sudanese capital, confirmed the decision came as a result of the achievements of the interim transitional government. Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam Al-Sadiq, who hosted …

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Afghanistan rocked by troops surrenders to Taliban

Dozens of tribal chiefs have been arrested across Afghanistan on charges of encouraging government soldiers to surrender to the Taliban, officials and lawmakers said on Friday, as the insurgents have stepped up attacks against Kabul forces. Fighting in Afghanistan has intensified in the past weeks as the US is set …

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The CIA unhappy US is leaving Afghanistan

Washington’s ability to collect intelligence and act on threats will diminish when U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, CIA Director William Burns said on Wednesday ahead of an expected announcement of a pullout by President Joe Biden. Burns’ testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee underscored a key risk inherent in Biden’s decision …

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Israeli conspiracy of silence in face of ICC

Israeli senior ministers have yet to meet and discuss the official approach to the International Criminal Court’s, ICC, probe of allegations of war crimes lodged against the country, Jerusalem Post reported. The government has received official communication from international tribunal three weeks ago and their response is due on April 9, …

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The U.S. needs to know what went wrong

When America has recovered from the coronavirus crisis and people are back to work, Rep. Adam B. Schiff thinks Congress should consider a 9/11-style independent commission to examine why the nation was so unprepared for the pandemic. By David Ignatius Schiff, a California Democrat, told me in an interview Monday that his …

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