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The 239 Year Timeline Of America’s Involvement in Military Conflict

GlobalResearch | 04 Feb 2023

First published by Global Research on December 20, 2015 I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one. – President Theodore Roosevelt The American public and the world have long since been warned of the dangers of allowing the military industrial complex to become such an integral part of our economic survival. The United...

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Sudan parties reject normalisation with Israel

Middle East Monitor | 04 Feb 2023

Many Sudanese parties have rejected the normalisation of ties between their country and Israel, Anadolu Agency reported...

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Pope lands in South Sudan to urge peace as fighting kills 27

North Shore News | 03 Feb 2023

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis has landed in South Sudan, opening the second and final leg of his African pilgrimage with plans to encourage the young country’s stalled peace process. The pope, who was using his wheelchair, was greeted Friday at the international airport in Juba by South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, as a crowd of thousands...

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Big tobacco is lighting the law on fire to peddle addiction

The Hill | 02 Feb 2023

The tobacco industry is acting as if it’s above the law in California, and it ought to be a wake-up call about its quiet intentions to reverse the gains that have been made in reducing tobacco use over the past two decades. In peddling addiction to children, the tobacco industry has refused to take no for an answer in California — not...

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Will logistics become Ukraine’s Achilles’ heel?

The Hill | 02 Feb 2023

In a salient quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and Gen. Omar Bradley, the late Lt. Gen. Robert H. Barrow, 27th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, told the San Diego Union-Tribune in an interview, “Amateurs talk about strategy and tactics. Professionals talk about logistics and sustainability in warfare.” Today, it is...

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The 28 million people trapped in human trafficking deserve action from Congress 

The Hill | 02 Feb 2023

Neuroscience has confirmed what most of us already know — humans are terrible at understanding big numbers. This limitation likely contributed to challenges in how the American public perceived and grappled with COVID. Two neuroscientists explained it this way, “Numbers are a useful, clear and efficient way to summarize [harms], but...

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Pope Francis consoles Congolese victims: ‘Your pain is my pain’

New York Post | 02 Feb 2023

More On: pope francis Pope Francis says homosexuality ‘a sin’ but ‘not a crime’ Vatican reopens 40-year-old cold case of missing teen after Netflix doc Gentle seeker of peace: Meeting the man who became Pope Benedict Pope Francis prays for Benedict’s ‘passage’ to heaven at mass Pope Francis on Wednesday...

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Egyptian Water Security and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Why Ethiopia has the Upper Hand

Jurist | 01 Feb 2023

Water scarcity is a growing problem. It can be demand-driven, typically caused by population growth, and supply-driven, typically caused by decreasing amounts of fresh water often resulting from climate change or a result of societal factors such as poverty. If it is allowed to reach dangerous levels, water scarcity has the potential to trigger...

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UN experts seek probe into possible war crimes by Mali, Russia's Wagner

Reuters | 31 Jan 2023

DAKAR, Jan 31 (Reuters) - United Nations experts on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by government forces and Russian private military contractor Wagner Group in Mali. Mali, whose government took power in a 2021 military coup, have previously said Russian forces in the West African...

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Why is Pope Francis visiting DRC and South Sudan?

Al Jazeera | 31 Jan 2023

Pope Francis next week will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan to deliver a message of peace and reconciliation to two countries hit by conflict. The pontiff will start his trip on Tuesday in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, where he will stay until Friday before heading to Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The leaders of the...

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33-years of Kashmiri Pandit genocide observed in UK Parliament

Greek City Times | 28 Jan 2023

The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Hindus, the Kashmiri Pandit diaspora and allies commemorated 33 years of Kashmiri Pandits genocide on Wednesday, January 25. The event took place at the Houses of Parliament, London, and was hosted by Bob Blackman, Chair All Party Parliamentary, APPG group for British Hindus. An Early Day Motion (EDM)...

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Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed in Sudan on first visit since 2021 coup

Al Jazeera | 26 Jan 2023

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has visited neighbouring Sudan on Thursday for meetings with army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, his first visit to Khartoum since a 2021 military coup there. Relations between the neighbours in the Horn of Africa have been fraught with tensions in recent years, including over a border dispute and refugees from...

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South Sudan's displaced hope pope's visit will bring peace

Reuters | 26 Jan 2023

JUBA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - After spending nearly a decade in a camp for the displaced in South Sudan's Juba, Mayen Galuak hopes that Pope Francis' visit to the capital city next week will inspire political leaders to finally restore peace, allowing him to go home. The 44-year-old entered the United Nations camp, just a few kilometres from...

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Haiti's police cannot beat gangs without international force - U.N.

Reuters | 26 Jan 2023

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Haiti's police will not win a fight against criminal gangs without more international support, including the key deployment of a rapid action force, the United Nations envoy to the impoverished Caribbean country said on Wednesday. While it has been three months since U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

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Guinea Worm Disease On Verge Of Being Second Eradicated Human Illness

IFL Science | 25 Jan 2023

Humanity is on the verge of eradicating an infectious human disease for the second time: Guinea worm disease. This tropical parasite affected millions of people in the 1980s – but the latest provisional figures show just 13 human cases reported worldwide in 2022. The record-low number of Guinea worm cases was recently reported by the Carter...

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Juvenile angst

The Telegraph India | 24 Jan 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team have repeatedly promised that under their leadership, India is poised to become a vishwaguru. More broadly, their pitch to the country and its diaspora is simple: that Modi is leading a revolutionary developmental phase for India that is drawing the respect and the attention of the world. “World over people...

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Nearly 900 Million Worldwide Wanted to Migrate in 2021

Gallup | 24 Jan 2023

Story Highlights Decade-high 16% of adults wanted to migrate permanently in 2021 U.S. still most desired destination, but less attractive now than before 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted people’s mobility worldwide, but it didn’t stop them from wanting to move. In fact, Gallup surveys show that in the...

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Russia's Wagner chief writes to White House over new US sanctions

Korea Times | 22 Jan 2023

Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House John Kirby speaks beside monitors depicting images that the White House says show North Korean arms being transported by Russian railcars, during a news briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, 20...

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Africa and South Asia bearing brunt of climate refugee crisis

The National | 19 Jan 2023

Three times as many people are being driven from their homes by climate change and extreme weather than by conflict, the UN refugee agency has said, with Africa and South Asia bearing the brunt of the crisis. Andrew Harper, UNHCR special adviser on climate action, said renewable energy was a basic necessity that was “as important as providing...

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Luxury fabrics from 1,300 years ago apparently from China, India and Sudan found in Arava

The Jerusalem Post | 19 Jan 2023

Cotton and silk fabrics from about 1,300 years ago found in the Arava are evidence of ancient trade from the Far East, through Israel and Europe, according to archaeologists at the University of Haifa who are leading the excavation. “Our findings are apparently the first evidence that there was also an ‘Israeli Silk Road’ that...