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Opinion

Opinions: My Thanksgiving State of Mind: Comebacks Happen – Inside Sources

I recently learned something I hadn’t fully appreciated. Parents of Gen-Z’ers told me their kids don’t want to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday because of our history with Indigenous Americans. History has a long arc, and we have the opportunity along the way to learn and do better. With that in mind, I offer my 2022

Ukraine Invasion

Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine – Associated Press

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greet each other as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stands at right, during their meeting in Tehran Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday

NATO

Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids – Associated Press

Turkey’s president says he will do “whatever is necessary for our country’s rights and interests” at the NATO summit in Spain Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he’d provide documents and visuals on “terror groups,” including Kurdish militant groups and the network of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed for a 2016 attempted coup in

Ambassadors

McCain, Flake face light questioning in chummy confirmation hearing

It was supposed to be a confirmation hearing for Cindy McCain and former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, but their appearance Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sounded more like a family reunion at times. McCain, whose late husband, John, served more than 30 years in the Senate, and Flake, who served on Foreign Relations,

Afghanistan

Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeover

From above, the new border wall separating Turkey from Iran looks like a white snake winding through the barren hills. So far it only covers a third of the 540-kilometer (335-mile) border, leaving plenty of gaps for migrants to slip across in the dead of night. Traffic on this key migration route from central Asia

Wars

EXPLAINER: When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

In this May 23, 2021, file photo Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, speaks to reporters traveling with him in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? For Afghans the answer is clear but grim:

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