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Updated May 16, 2022 - 1:49 AM EDT
McConnell Expects Wed. Vote on $40B Ukraine Aid
 
  Top Senate Republican Leads US Delegation to Meet Zelensky
  Envoy Says Russian Diplomats in US Being Approached by CIA, FBI
Sweden, Finland Set Plans To Apply To Join NATO
 
  Blinken Says Talked to Turkish FM, Confident on Sweden, Finland
  Weapons Transfers to Ukraine Raise Fear of Arms Smuggling
  Zelensky Says Macron Urged Him to Cede Territory for Ceasefire
Israel Attacks Syrian City of Hama, Killing Five
 
  Islamist Rebels Kill 10 Syrian Soldiers in Attack on Bus
UK 'Black Propaganda' Targeted Cold War Enemies
EU Officials: Iran Talks Resume After Months Delay
Spanish, EU Arms Sales Linked to Yemen War Crimes
Viewpoints
item While Ukraine Dominates the News, North Korea Could Become the Next Great Crisis  by Doug Bandow
item Neo-Conservatism Is Alive and Well in the GOP Post-Trump  by Sean Willich
item Israeli Police Violence at Journalist's Funeral Reveals a Deeper Problem  by Nir Hasson
item $40 Billion More for the Ukraine War Should be a Wakeup Call  by Ryan Costello
item Nationally Reviewing Realism  by Declan Leary
item Finland and Sweden Will Join NATO at the Expense of Everything  by Anatol Lieven

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Frontline
US to Drop 5 Groups From Foreign Terrorism Blacklist
Germany Bans Vigil for Journalist Killed by Israel
Noam Chomsky Says Ukraine Desire for Heavy Weapons Is 'Western Propaganda'
'Reckless' to Talk About Defeating Russia: Former Advisor to Soviet Union
 
Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
Shireen Abu Akleh's Last Report on Nakba Aired by Al Jazeera
White House Says It 'Regrets the Intrusion' Into Shireen Abu Akleh's Funeral, but It Doesn't Condemn Israeli Police Actions
Pictures: Pallbearers Nearly Drop Shireen Abu Akleh's Coffin as Israeli Police Hit Mourners
Israel Says It's 'Not Possible' to Determine Who Shot Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
Israel Said to Tell US It Can't Rule on Reporter's Death Unless It Has the Bullet
Israel Asks US to Intervene With PA for Joint Probe Into Journalist's Death
Shireen Abu Akleh: US Is No 'Objective Observer', Advocates Say
Shireen Abu Akleh: US Lawmakers Divided Over Journalist's Killing
Jerusalem Police Chief Ordered Palestinian Flags Confiscated at Al Jazeera Journalist's Funeral
Palestinians Welcome Foreign Support in Inquiry Into Reporter's Death
Palestine/Israel
Israel's Gantz Heading to US This Week for Meeting With Pentagon Chief
Photos: Palestinians Mark 74th Nakba Day
Nakba Day: What Happened in Palestine in 1948?
Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa on Anniversary of Nakba
European Nations Urge Israel to Reverse Settlement Plans
West Bank: Senior Palestinian Figure in Jenin Dies in Israeli Hospital After Army Raid
Israeli Troops Fire Missile at Palestinian Home in Jenin, Arrest Fighters
Palestinian Dies From Wounds Sustained in Israeli Raid at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli Settlers Said to Occupy Building in Hebron Without a Permit
'Why Should I Leave?': Palestinian Bedouins Decry Expulsion
Israeli Officer Killed in Raid on Occupied Palestinian City
Erez Crossing Reopens Sunday After Two Weeks, Allowing 12,000 Gazans Back to Work
Israeli Settlers Forcibly Seize Palestinian-Owned Building in Hebron
Palestinian Family Fears Forced Displacement in West Bank
'Nothing Will Stop Us': Al Jazeera Marks Year Anniversary of Gaza Office Bombing
Muslim Religious Leader Charged With Incitement Over Temple Mount Remarks
Israel's Ignoring of Palestinians' Rights Brings No Security, Stability: President Abbas
Iran
How US Blacklisting of IRGC Is Stalling Iran Nuclear Deal Revival
One Killed as Price Protests Continue in Iran
Price Protests Turn Political in Iran as Rallies Spread
Iran Official Says Tehran Mulling Gas Exports to Europe Amid Soaring Energy Prices
Lebanon
Lebanon's Parliamentary Elections: A Snapshot of the Country's Day at the Polls
Hope and Apathy in First Polls Since Economic Meltdown
Iraq
Iraq Daily Roundup: 32 People Killed; 15 Dead Found in Mass Grave
US Provided $219 Million Military Aid to Iraq, Syria in 2022
Outgoing US Ambassador Calls for Dialogue to Solve Iraq-KRG Oil, Gas Dispute
Sadr Bets on Keeping Iraqi PM Kadhimi and Using Political Limbo to Edge Out Rivals
United Arab Emirates
UAE President and Pro-West Modernizer Khalifa Dies
Mohammed Bin Zayed Officially Named New President
Yemen
Yemeni Military Official Survives Car Bomb Attack in Aden
Yemen Takes Step to Allow Flights From Rebel-Held Capital
Middle East
Syrian Govt Criticizes US Foreign Investment Decision Into Rebel-Held North
Saudi Aramco Profits Jump 82 Percent as Oil Prices Surge
Biden Affirms Jordanian Role Overseeing Muslim Sites in Jerusalem After Meeting King
Afghanistan
'I Will Not Wear the Burqa': Some Afghan Women Defy Taliban Edict
Afghan Politicians Call for Probe Into Alleged Torture of Civilians
Civilians Flee Fighting in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley
Govt Female Employees Call for Freedom to Work in Afghanistan
Blast Targets Ayuob Saber Mosque in Kabul
Turkey Condemns Attack on Maarif School Staff in Afghanistan
UNSC to Discuss Adjusting Sanctions on Taliban Leaders
Afghan Journalists Claim Restrictions on Covering Security Incidents
Reconstruct Afghanistan, Russia Tells US, Allies
Iranian President Calls for Inclusive Govt in Afghanistan
Taliban: Over 130,000 Soldiers Recruited
UNICEF: 100,000 Afghan Children Suffer From Acute Malnutrition
China
EU-US Trade and Tech Negotiators Meet in Paris to Tighten Screws on Autocrats, Including China and Russia
Chinese Navy's Biggest Destroyer Leads Yellow Sea Combat Drills Seen to Target Smaller Rivals
15 Months and Counting, Massive China Bill Tests Ability of a Divided US Congress to Compromise
China Voices Discontent With EU-Japan Position on Senkaku Islands
'Aggressive Act': Australia Says It Tracked Chinese Spy Ship Off Coast
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Eases Curfew as New PM Begins Forming Cabinet
Sri Lanka Protests to Continue as New PM Struggles to Form Govt
Asia
Suicide Bomber Kills Six Police, Gunmen Kill Two Sikhs in NW Pakistan
India to Acquire 12 Weapon-Locating Radars for Chinese Border
US Expresses Commitment to Southeast Asian Allies in Key Summit
Biden Names Envoy to SE Asia Bloc, Stressing US Attention
North Korea's Kim Orders Military to 'Stabilize' Drug Supply Amid Covid-19 Outbreak
 
Ukraine
Ukrainian Servicemen Load Bodies of Russian Soldiers Onto Refrigerated Rail Cars
Russia Says It Strikes Ukraine Positions in Battle for Donbas
Missile Hits Military Infrastructure in Ukraine's Lviv Region: Governor
Missiles Destroy Military Infrastructure in Western Ukraine Near Polish Border: Governor
Ukraine's Top Diplomat Meets Blinken, Touts More Weapon Supplies
Two Journalists for Russia's RT Injured in Ukraine: Channel
Russia
Lloyd Austin Speaks With Lavrov First Time Since Invasion
Moscow Will Respond if NATO Moves Nuclear Forces Closer to Russia's Border
Russian Village Bordering Ukraine Shelled, One Wounded: Governor
Russia Forges New Partnerships in Face of West's 'Total Hybrid War': Lavrov
Russian Fighter Jets Take Part in Baltic Sea Drills
Russian Court Fines Radio Liberty Nearly $200,000 Over 'Fake' Content
Russian Court Extends WNBA Star Brittney Griner's Detention
Russia Expels Romanian, Bulgarian Diplomats in Tit-For-Tat Move
Sanctions, Bans, Shortages
US Treasury Warns Foreign Banks Against Helping Russia Evade Sanctions
EU, US Join Forces to Ensure Food Security, Access to Fertilizer
Ukraine Asks G7 to Seize Russian Assets to Rebuild Country
Russia Diesel Exports Drop Sharply in April
Russian Blockade Hits Exports of Ukrainian Agricultural Products
India Bans Wheat Exports, Invites G7 Criticism
Western Sanctions Block $16-$18 Billion Worth of Belarusian Exports to EU, US: PM
Oil Shortage Sparks Panic-Buying in Kyiv: 4-Hour Wait for Five Gallons of Gas
The World & Ukraine/Russia
US Troops Sent to Bolster NATO Begin Turnover as US Mulls Larger Footprint in Europe
Over 700,000 Refugees From Ukraine Registered in Germany
Georgian Breakaway Territory Sets July 17 Referendum on Joining Russia: Tass
Moldova Says Some in Breakaway Transdniestria Trying to Destabilize Region
In Moldova, a Pro-Russia Region Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees
Finnish Leader Says Latest Putin Talk on NATO 'Calm and Cool'
Hungary's New President Condemns Putin's 'Aggression', Plans Trip to Warsaw
UK's Truss Says Need to Supply More Weapons to Ukraine to Pressure Russia
Turkey Has Offered Sea Evacuation for Wounded Ukrainian Fighters: Erdogan Adviser
Germany
Blow for Scholz as Conservatives Win Key German State Vote
Germany Finds Hundreds of Nazi-Linked Staff in Security Agencies
Germany Moves to Expropriate Energy Firms in Case of Emergency
Passengers on German Train Overpower Iraqi-Born Knife Attacker
Northern Ireland
DUP to Block Northern Ireland's New Legislature Over Post-Brexit Trade
Ireland Calls on UK to Cool Brexit Tensions Over Northern Ireland
UK's Johnson Sees Room for a Deal on Northern Ireland Post-Brexit Trade
Britain
Released Aid Worker Tells UK's Johnson His Error Worsened Her Iran Detention
New Commando Force Leads UK's Military in Arctic Operations
Europe
Greek MPs Ratify Upgraded US Defense Deal
Armenian Protesters Block Government Buildings in Bid to Force Out PM
Sweden Orders Programmable Carl-Gustaf Rifle Ammunition
Somalia
Somali Lawmakers Elect President Voted Out Five Years Ago
Explosions Heard Near Site of Somali Presidential Vote
Tunisia
Thousands in Tunisia Protest Against President, Demand Democratic Return
Tunisia Denies Former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali Arrested
Tunisian Opposition Figure Says He Is Under Investigation
Nigeria
Curfew Declared in Nigeria's Sokoto State, After Student Killing Protests
Pregnant Woman Freed by Nigeria Train Kidnappers
Africa
ISIS Claims Attack That Killed Five Troops in Egypt
Chadian Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Anti-French Protest
Mali's Military Junta Pulls Out of Regional G5 Sahel Force
Libya's West-Based Government Denounces Rights Report
Dutch Authorities Arrest Rwandan Man on Genocide Suspicions
Niger NGOs Complain Over Alleged Loss of $99 Million in State Funds
Honduras
Honduras 'Retakes Sovereignty' by Nixing Corporate Enclaves
Honduras Arrests Accused Drug Cartel Leader Sought by US for Extradition
Americas
Marine Corps Investigating Death of Marine in Guatamala
Cuban Lawmakers Pass New Penal Code Critiqued by Rights, Media Groups
Hugo Chavez's Ex-Nurse-Turned Treasurer Extradited to US
Chile's Constitutional Assembly Rejects Major Mining Overhaul
Japan/Okinawa
Japan's Okinawa Marks Half Century Since US Handover as Regional Tensions Grow
Katsumoto Saotome, Who Preserved Memories of Tokyo Firebombing, Dies at 90
US Military
US Military Throwing Cash at Recruiting Crisis as Troops Head for the Exits
Saab to Supply M3A1 Multi-Role Weapon Systems to US Army
Four US Air Force Cadets May Not Graduate Due to Vaccine Refusal
Sailor Assigned to Embattled USS George Washington Attempts Suicide, Mother Says
 
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Columnists

Doug Bandow
5/16/2022
While Ukraine Dominates the News, North Korea Could Become the Next Great Crisis

Ray McGovern
5/12/2022
US Counting on Putin To Signal Before Using Nukes

Ted Snider
5/12/2022
When Is the US at War? Russia's Red Line

Daniel Larison
5/11/2022
Tom Cotton, Fanatical Militarist

Ted Galen Carpenter
5/10/2022
Does Nonmember Ukraine Have a De Facto Article 5 Commitment From NATO?

Patrick J. Buchanan
5/10/2022
Is Ukraine's War Now America's War?

David Stockman
5/04/2022
Sleepy Joe's $33 Billion Abomination

Dave DeCamp
5/02/2022
A Lesson From Ukraine: China's Red Lines on Taiwan Shouldn't Be Ignored

Ramzy Baroud
4/30/2022
Bennett Must Tread Carefully: The 'Sword of Jerusalem' Could Be Unleashed Again

Sheldon Richman
4/25/2022
NATO and Collective Insecurity

Scott Horton
3/03/2022
The History Behind the Russia-Ukraine War

Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.)
2/10/2022
'I Know You Are But What Am I': Russia's Ready Response to US Africa-Alarmism

David R. Henderson
8/06/2021
Remembering Hiroshima

Justin Raimondo
9/16/2019
The FBI vs. Antiwar.com

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