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War in Yemen Anti-war groups ask US lawmakers to end support to Saudi-led war in Yemen

Despite the assurances given by US president Joe Biden earlier this year, the US continues to extend crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts in Yemen

Lebanon new govt Lebanon’s new government wins confidence vote in parliament

The new government headed by prime minister Najib Mikati received the support of 85 out of 100 members of the parliament present during the eight-hour-long session, with 17 members not participating

Ahead of India’s second wave, did warnings go unheeded?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment’s approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics

Israel re-captures last two escapees of Gilboa prison; Palestinians continue solidarity protests

Palestinians are opposing the Israeli administrative detention policy under which prisoners are kept behind bars for long durations without charge or trial. They are also protesting the recent punitive measures imposed after six prisoners escaped Gilboa prison

Bringing the state closer to people: 25 years of Kerala’s ‘People’s Plan’

This year marked the 25th anniversary of Kerala’s iconic People’s Plan Campaign, which institutionalized community participation in decision-making at the local administrative level

Israel-BDS-south-africa Lawyers, activists file petition seeking revocation of Israel’s observer status at African Union

Israel was admitted to the African Union (AU) as an observer state in July this year, a decision that came as a shock to several member countries, given Israel’s sustained and ongoing repression of the Palestinian people

One year of farm laws; here’s how protests unfolded

The three farm Bills were passed in Lok Sabha on September 17, 2020 , termed as ‘Black Day’ by farmers. In 10 days, these got Presidential assent.

Junta forces set dozens of houses on fire amid escalation of conflict with resistance groups

Following the declaration of “defensive war” against the military junta by the opposition groups, incidences of violence against the defense volunteers and civilians have escalated

Yemen protests At least 3 killed and scores injured after security forces open fire on protesters in southern Yemen

Southern Yemen is under the control of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces, which are waging a war in favor of now deposed president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Houthis who control northern Yemen

Palestinian prisoners hunger strike Over 1,300 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike against Israeli repression

Prisoners across Israeli prisons and detention centers have been subjected to harsher treatment by the authorities as a form of collective punishment for the Gilboa prison break in the beginning of this month

Kashmir journalists Journalists and media organizations condemn crackdown on press in Kashmir

Local and international bodies have condemned the September 8 police raids in Srinagar targeting senior journalists Hilal Mir (44), Shah Abbas (50), Showkat Motta (52) and Azhar Qadri (34)

Sri Lanka Tamils tortured Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report

As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project

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