Peoples Dispatch
Nigerian government and labor unions conclude agreement on wage hikes for civil servants

The agreement over the wage hike averted a major strike which was originally scheduled for October 16. The workers were represented by the the Nigerian Labor Congress, the Nigeria Union of Civil Service and the Trade Union Congress

Turkey halts offensive in northeast Syria after deal with Russia

As per the Russia-Turkey agreement, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly patrol the 120-km region between Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad while Kurdish YPG units will move 30 km away from the border

Palestinians protest storming of Al-Aqsa mosque compound by extremist Jewish settlers

In the past week, thousands of extremist Jewish settlers repeatedly stormed the Al Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, performed rituals and shouted slogans calling for the demolition of the mosque

Evo Morales maintains lead while vote counting continues

Though the vote counting has not finished, the Bolivian right has already declared that a run-off is inevitable and any other result would be considered fraud

Benny Gantz will struggle to form a government in Israel

Gantz, the leader of the Blue and White party, has 28 days to try to obtain the support of 61 legislators. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted defeat in this endeavor on Monday

Assange Westminster court denies Assange’s request to postpone extradition proceedings

Assange’s lawyers sought a delay in proceedings on a US extradition request, citing new developments in the case. The judge, however, refused and said the hearing would begin on February 25, 2020

Chileans defy curfew, state of emergency and continue their resistance

On Monday, tens of thousands of people took part in a massive national strike against the repression of protesters by the government and economic policies that have brought hardship to millions

Hondurans demand resignation of president following brother’s drug trafficking conviction

The younger brother of Juan Orlando Hernández, Tony Hernández, was declared guilty of trafficking 200,000 kilograms of cocaine and heavy weapons into the US

Brexit: What happens now?

The British parliament will consider the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which gives legal status to Brexit, on Tuesday. PM Boris Johnson is trying to push an accelerated schedule for passing the bill

Evo Morales takes leads in presidential elections

President Evo Morales is hopeful that he will win the general elections without a second round after the counting of the remaining 17% of the votes

Lebanon protests In Lebanon’s streets, there is no longer any fear

Jana Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the anti-government, anti-austerity protests in the country.

SDF forces withdraw from Ras al-Ain after US-Turkey deal

The deal between the US and Turkey, signed on October 17, may be short- lived given the differences over its interpretation by the different parties

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