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    The perils and absurdity of Iraq War 4.0

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2021

    PRESIDENT Joe Biden launched a strike on Iranian backed militia in Syria, reportedly in reprisal for rocket attacks on US forces. Such attacks should not...

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    Taliban warn NATO against continuation of war

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:39pm on February 13, 2021

    The Taliban on Saturday warned NATO against seeking a ‘continuation of war’, as the alliance weighs a planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. Defence ministers from the...

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    ‘Humanitarian’ left still ignores lessons

    Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2021

    THE instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right’s war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal ‘humanitarianism’, is alive...

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    Bangladesh to celebrate 50th anniversary of independence in March–December

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:48pm on January 03, 2021

    The country’s 50th anniversary of independence celebrations will begin on March 26 in Dhaka and will continue till December 16 across the country with the...

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    ‘Out of Mesopotamia’ is a great war novel

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2021

    SALAR Abdoh’s novel, ‘Out of Mesopotamia,’ is one of a handful of great modern war novels. It tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged...

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    3,87,000 killed in Syria war

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:07pm on December 09, 2020

    The overall death toll for Syria’s civil war has crept up to 387,000 following the least deadly of 10 years of conflict, a monitor said...

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    Forgotten lessons on the evil of intervention

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    THIS year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers...

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    Yemen’s mini-libraries: ‘a candle in the dark’

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 11:16pm on October 10, 2020

    ‘It is lighting a candle in the dark,’ says Fawzi al-Ghoudi in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, of his initiative to reignite people’s interest in books,...

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    The war-is-good-for-you book

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2020

    THE New York Times loves the latest war-is-good-for-you book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan. The book fits into the growing and exclusively...

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    Winning war is no better than losing one

    Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2020

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and his ‘war council’ — led by secretary of state Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began...