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The U.S. has carried out airstrikes in Syria, the first known use of military force under President Joe Biden. The Pentagon said the strikes against facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia were in response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. So, what does this U.S. operation mean for the Middle East?
Chinese divorce case has recently aroused heated discussion on Chinese social media. This is the first case under the new civil code in China in which a full-time homemaker received compensation for work done during marriage. Does this compensation reflect greater fairness?CGTN YouTube Channel
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