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Biden Taps Nides as Ambassador to Israel

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his nominee for the position of ambassador to Israel, tapping Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Thomas Nides for the role. Nides, “a distinguished public servant and business leader” per the White House’s statement, served as deputy secretary of state for management and resources during …

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Algeria Announces Parliamentary Election Results

Algeria’s electoral authority on Tuesday published the results of Saturday’s controversial parliamentary elections, which were largely boycotted by the general public and drew a paltry 23% turnout. The National Liberation Front preserved its position as the nation’s largest party despite a significant dip, garnering 105 of the 407 parliamentary seats. …

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Tensions Flare in Jerusalem, Gaza

Israel on Wednesday conducted limited airstrikes against Hamas military targets in Gaza, retaliating for incendiary balloons launched earlier by the Palestinians toward Israeli towns and fields. At least 20 fires broke out on the Israeli side of the border as a result of the explosive balloons. No casualties were reported …

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What the West Can Learn from China’s War on India

China’s border actions against India have been described as a “salami tactic”. China seems to be seeking to dominate territory through incremental operations too small to attract international attention and not large enough to spark an actual war with India — but sufficient to accumulate real results over time in …

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Khamenei set to tighten grip in Iran vote as frustrations grow

The front-runner in a carefully vetted field is Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge seen by analysts and insiders as representing the security establishment at its most fearsome. Iranians elect a new president on Friday in a race dominated by hardline candidates close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with popular …

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