Biden’s risky decision to end America’s longest war gives him a chance to refocus...

Analysis by Nicole Gaouette and Jennifer Hansler, CNN-CNN.COM Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden's decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan by September marks a pivotal moment after almost 20 years of war in the country...

Huarong trouble shows need for better credit gauges

Distressed asset management firm's bond price collapse does not signal systemic credit risk but China needs to up its ratings game https://asiatimes.com-by David P. Goldman A Chinese netizen browses the logo of China Huarong Asset Management...

Jordan arrested senior suspect over contact with Saudi crown prince

Encrypted messages between Bassem Awadallah and Mohammed bin Salman intercepted and deciphered by Jordanian intelligence, sources tell MEE Bassem Awadallah speaks at a 2006 event (AFP) https://www.middleeasteye.net-By David Hearst Bassem Awadallah, a senior ex-Jordanian official, was arrested...

After A Strong Crisis Response, Asia Can Build A Fairer And Greener Future –...

https://www.eurasiareview.com-By Jonathan D. Ostry* In some Asia-Pacific countries, the unpleasant memory of the pandemic is receding; elsewhere, second or third waves of infections are raging. A recovery is underway, but the regional averages obscure wide differences...

Turkmenistan: Down in the dumps

Economic maladministration is becoming harder to hide. https://eurasianet.org-Akhal-Teke: A Turkmenistan Bulletin Getting by in Turkmenbashi (Eurasianet file photo)State statisticians in Turkmenistan may not be reliable or transparent, but they are consistent. At a cabinet meeting devoted...

One more blood stain in the US’ horrible human rights record

Global Times -By Lu Xue Men jumped on police vehicles near the site of an officer involved shooting and killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. Photo: VCG Barely one year...

US-Japan collusion on nuke wastewater disgusting: Global Times editorial

By Global Times Demonstrators hold slogans during a protest against the Japanese government's plan to release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, outside...

Japan’s ‘low credibility’ causes concerns among Asian countries on Fukushima nuclear wastewater release

Nuclear wastewater discharge must be subject to ‘international supervision’ By Yang Sheng, Liu Caiyu,Xu Keyueand Xing Xiaojing Photo taken from Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday shows the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

Soaring China-US trade points to ‘political chill, economic heat’

Trade record predicted for 2021, ‘more confidence’ to solve disputes with US Global Times-By GT staff reporters An aerial photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows the container dock of Yangshan Port in Shanghai, east...

A nation of grief and joy

Opinion: On Memorial Day, some of us mourn in private, others reach out to bereaved families to share in their pain, others still provide solace to those living in solitude; while our own memories...

Will Iran invent stories about ‘revenge’ on Israel? – analysis

This would be the third attack in the last month and a half on alleged Israeli-owned ships in that area. https://www.jpost.com/-By SETH J. FRANTZMAN IRGC siezes ship near Bu Musa Island, Iran (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) In...

Iran nuclear deal: Shadow of sabotage hangs over critical talks

By Kasra Naji-BBC Persian https://www.bbc.com-image copyright EPA image caption The US and Iran are talking in Vienna through intermediaries A shadow war between Israel and Iran hangs ominously over the resumption of critical talks in Vienna on...

A month of iftar meals now costs 2.5 times the minimum wage, an AUB...

https://today.lorientlejour.com-L'Orient Today / By Abby Sewell According to the study, the cost of preparing a typical iftar meal for a family of five is now LL60,243. (Credit: AFP) BEIRUT — With Tuesday marking the first day...

Leaving Hezbollah Hanging

https://carnegie-mec.org-Michael Young-  Getty  Images In an interview, Frederic Hof recalls how Bashar al-Assad undercut the party’s position on the Shebaa Farms. Frederic Hof is a diplomat in residence at Bard College in New York. He is...

Wayne Dupree: Unless the breakdown between police and black people in America is fixed...

Wayne Dupree was invited to the White House to talk to President Trump on messaging to the black community. He was named in Newsmax’s top 50 Influential African-American Republicans in 2017, and, in 2016, served...

Who’s afraid of Yuri Gagarin? State Department celebrates space day by ERASING first man...

Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. Follow him on Telegram @TheNebulator and on Twitter @NebojsaMalic Celebrating the anniversary...

By sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program, Israel sabotaged world peace

Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of 'SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing...

A Manchester United for a More Equal Metropolis

Sam Pizzigati says the British urban center has just delivered what egalitarians worldwide have sorely needed in the face of this pandemic.  By Sam Pizzigati  Inequality.org Have the last 12 months, a year packed with pandemic stress and...

CN Live! — 2 Yrs After Arrest: ‘Lawmakers for Assange’; Exclusive: Labor Party Resolution...

On the 2nd anniversary of the arrest, Australian MPs joined CN Live! to tell PM Scott Morrison to pick up the phone and tell Joe Biden to release Julian Assange. Watch the replay here.  Two...

We Only Notice When a Royal Dies

Jonathan Cook says the wall-to-wall propaganda surrounding the death of Prince Philip may look exceptional but is in fact entirely routine.    By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net A few lessons to be learnt from the wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip’s death in...