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Afghans in Uganda

  Why Museveni accepted them, and the risks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Aug. 17, Ugandans woke up to the news that the government had agreed to temporarily host about 2,000 Afghan refugees following a request from the U.S government. Until then, many Ugandans had known about the …

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The library in the internet age

You’d be surprised that it hasn’t outlived its usefulness | DONALD A. BARCLAY | U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no pain. In this political …

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Israeli-Palestinian confrontations

What sparked the latest attacks? | THE INDEPENDENT | For weeks, tensions had been building between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, with a confluence of recent events and longer-term trends leading to the latest violence. Israeli restrictions around holy sites during Ramadan; increasingly intense protests and violence on both the …

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Iran says U.S. delay in lifting sanctions detrimental to nuke deal

Washington under former President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement in 2018 and escalated sanctions on Iran Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Dragging feet by the U.S. administration in lifting anti-Iran sanctions would be detrimental to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

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The United States returns to Africa

  After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent | LYNSEY CHUTEL | From expletive-laden rants at the start of his presidency to allowing corruption to run rampant as one of his last foreign-policy acts, former U.S. President Donald Trump’s …

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