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Migrant workers in Qatar score rare victory over unpaid salaries

Following strikes by migrant workers, negotiations with the government resulted in the payment of delayed salaries and the arrest of guilty company officials.

unsc-meeting China and Russia call for UNSC meeting over US missile test, provocative statements

China and Russia argued that the missile test conducted by the US and the statements by the officials that followed need to be discussed as “threats to international peace and security”.

egypt-un-anti-torture-conferen UN postpones regional conference on torture in Egypt, after rights groups oppose it

Activists oppose UN’s choice of Egypt as the venue for the conference, citing the alarmingly high incidence of human rights violations in the country.

ravidas-temple-demolition Protest sweeps India’s capital over razing of temple dedicated to Dalit saint

The temple was dedicated to the widely revered Dalit saint Ravidas, one of the major figures of the late-medieval Bhakti movement and an outspoken critic of caste oppression

pilots-strike-ryanair Ryanair pilots in the UK go on strike for better pay and work conditions

The airline was successful in securing an injunction from the Irish court, forbidding Irish pilots from joining the strike. However, the same plea was rejected by the courts in the UK.

West papua West Papua in turmoil as police repression continues

Outrage and unrest has spread across the region, due to police violence directed at demonstrations commemorating the anniversary of the New York Agreement.

Rescue Ship Open Arms 83 migrants aboard rescue ship Open Arms finally land in Italy

The Spanish rescue ship was stranded at sea for 19 days, awaiting permission to dock. Finally, the prosecutor’s office in Sicily ordered the evacuation of the boat due to deteriorating health conditions.

peru feminists march Peruvian feminists say no more violence, no more silence

Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in different cities across the country in response to the alarming number of femicides.

Thick smoke from human-caused fires in the Amazon spreads across South America

Ranchers and farmers are deliberately setting rainforest ablaze; wildfires increased by 82% over the same period in 2018

sudan-swearing-in Head of military junta takes charge as transitional president of Sudan

A 11-member sovereignty council, headed by the new president general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, was also sworn in on August 21. Abdullah Hamdok, an economist, was also sworn in as prime minister on the same day

swaziland students protest Swaziland police torture students agitating for scholarships

Seven students, including the president of the students’ union, were detained for four hours and tortured.

“Cuba will continue its fight against US imperialism”

A brief and exclusive interview with Fernando Gonzalez of the Cuban Five

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