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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.

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.

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.

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

Giuseppe Conte Italian prime minister resigns, blames Matteo Salvini for the crisis

Salvini is eager for fresh elections given his far-right wing party’s strong showing in the European parliament polls and significant lead in surveys

Iceland Protests- Climate Change Icelanders take out a ‘funeral’ for glacier lost to global warming

Rise in global temperatures has induced large scale melting of the ice cover in the Arctic region. After the complete loss of a glacier in Iceland, a symbolic funeral was held to protest global inaction over climate change.

Feminist uprising in Mexico against patriarchal violence

The massive demonstrations were in response to several high-profile rape cases wherein the perpetrators were police officers

syria-turkey Syrian government regains control over Khan Sheikoun in Idlib province

The government offensive against the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham forces may end the nine-year-long war in Syria. The group has been in control of areas in the Idlib province, which lies on the border with Turkey.

Huawei US sales reprieve US extends temporary trade license for Huawei, despite extending ban on affiliates

The extension of the deferred ban on 46 affiliates of Huawei is seen as an attempt to pressure China for leverage in the ongoing trade negotiations.

gaza deaths Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in Gaza

Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops near the Gaza perimeter fence on Sunday. There has been intensification of the Israeli occupation inside the Palestinian territories of late.

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