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By John Davison and Tom Perry BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A power struggle in Iraq between Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran-aligned rivals is testing Tehran’s ability to avoid a conflict that could harm its interests and further destabilize the oil-rich country . As Sadr’s supporters camp out in parliament and his opponents demonstrate in the …

There is no easy choice for the United States in this situation. Had Pelosi canceled the visit, she would have overruled Taiwanese leaders’ wishes. A visit, said my colleague Amy Qin, who is based in Taiwan, “boosts Taiwan’s legitimacy in the international arena.” As Edward Wong, a Times correspondent who covers diplomacy from Washington, put …

Grain bins storing corn, wheat, sunflower and soybeans in Boryspil, Ukraine in May. Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times BRUSSELS – The grain deal reached by Russia and Ukraine has many moving parts, which officials did not even think possible before mid-June, not least because the war continues and the trust between the parts …

The Newz Radar Notwithstanding the announcement by the government of Himachal Pradesh on providing a 6% subsidy on cartons, apple growers have decided to go ahead with their Secretariat gherao scheduled for August 5 in Shimla. Sanyukt Kisan Manch (SKM) member Sunil Chauhan said the Jai Ram Thakur government had only accepted four of the …

Cameron Khansarinia is the political director of the National Union for Democracy in Iran. Kaveh Shahrooz is a lawyer and senior researcher at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute of Canada. On July 14, the Swedish justice system dealt a blow to international justice by sentencing Hamid Nouri, an Iranian prison official implicated in the massacre of political …