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Kuwait airways foreign workers' layoffs Kuwait Airways to lay off 1,500 of its foreign employees

Foreign workers have faced renewed targeting in the Gulf region which is suffering from economic slowdown caused by falling oil prices and coronavirus-related lockdowns

US ends Iran nuclear deal sanction waiver US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018

India Unions letter to ILO ILO must intervene to stop abrogation of labor rights in India, demand 10 trade unions

The 10 trade unions wrote to the ILO, providing more details on a complaint they had filed on May 14 against the suspension of labor laws by several State governments in India

Doctors protest Kashmir Harassment of healthcare professionals triggers protests in Kashmir

The Doctors Association in Kashmir staged a protest against the rising harassment of healthcare workers on May 26. There have been a number of instances of senior medical professionals being assaulted or prevented from doing their duty by the police

Why Iran’s fuel tankers for Venezuela are sending shudders through Washington

Vijay Prashad on the significance of the arrival of tankers from Iran to Venezuela amid rising global tensions

India PinjraTod activists arrested Student leaders, civil society members condemn arrest of activists in India

Two activists belonging to the women’s group Pinjra Tod were rearrested in New Delhi shortly after they were granted bail. The activists had been involved in organizing protests against the government’s citizenship law

Israelis protest demanding Netanyahu’s resignation

Netanyahu is on trial on seven different criminal charges in three cases.

Taliban prisoners released Afghan government to release 900 more Taliban prisoners, urges Taliban to extend Eid ceasefire

The Afghan government has released close to 1,100 Taliban prisoners since February this year, in response to which the Taliban has released about 300 Afghan security forces personnel

Social Solidarity-DYFI India Indian youth movement blazes a trail with COVID-19 mitigation initiatives rooted in solidarity

The initiatives of the Kerala unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) have received widespread commendation for their comprehensive and scientific approach towards social solidarity

The mendacity of Modi govt.’s ‘rescue package’

Which other government would have passed off a slew of concessions to foreign and domestic monopolists as a “rescue package” for the people of the country?

Cyclone Amphan’s death toll crosses 100, citizens protest over lack of facilities

The total damage is estimated to be in the range of USD 15 billion. Protests broke out in cities in the Indian State of West Bengal as normalcy has not been restored three days after the cyclone

Iran oil tankers to Venezuela Venezuela sends military to escort Iranian fuel tankers over US threats

Officials in the Trump administration have told the press that the US will consider mobilizing its forces in the Caribbean against Iranian shipment of petrol en route to Venezuela

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