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Myanmar mass amnesty Myanmar junta releases prisoners in mass amnesty move

The mass amnesty granted to 5,774 political prisoners including four prominent foreigners is aimed at improving the junta’s relationship with Western countries, according to observers

Mohammed al-Qahtani Saudi Arabia Serious concerns raised over whereabouts of prominent Saudi human rights activist

Qahtani completed his 10-years sentence on Tuesday, however, his family and lawyers have not been able to establish contact with him since last week of October 

Gautam Navlakha India Activist Gautam Navlakha released from prison, put under house arrest

The 70-year-old rights activist was released from prison after two years. A police team took him to a building in the Belapur-Agroli area of Navi Mumbai where he will be staying

Kamala Harris vist Philippines “Harris Imperialist!”: Filipino movements criticize US Vice President’s visit 

The three-day visit to the archipelago included an unprecedented visit to Palawan, an island close to the South China Sea dispute, and promises of military aid to the Marcos administration

Israel kills Palestinian youth during raid at Jenin refugee camp 

This year is already the deadliest for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since 2005, with Israeli forces killing over 140 Palestinians. It is also the deadliest year for Palestinian children since 2015 with over 30 killed

Waziristan protest Pakistan Massive protest march in Waziristan against rising terrorism

On Sunday, markets were shut as thousands of people marched with black flags and raised slogans against rising militancy in Waziristan and other parts of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province

Sri Lanka student activists detained Sri Lankan protesters demand release of activists Wasantha Mudalige and Siridhamma Thero

Wasantha Mudalige and Galwewa Siridhamma Thero were detained on August 18 under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act. Rights groups in the country and abroad have called for their immediate release

Turkish airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Turkey launches airstrikes inside Syria and northern Iraq

Turkey claimed that it was targeting the YPG, the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Party (PKK), which it blamed for attacks in Istanbul last week. The PKK has denied any responsibility for the attacks

Japanese company set to launch first commercial mission to the Moon

The M1 lander of the Japanese company Ispace is scheduled to be launched this week from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. The company expects it to land on the Moon in March-April 2023

Netanyahu and Itamar Ben Gvir agree to legalize outposts. What does it mean for Palestinians?

Nearly 700,000 Israelis living in over 250 settlements and over 100 outposts in the occupied Palestinian territories. Both settlements and outposts are illegal under international law while Israel has until now termed outposts illegal

Whats next for Pakistan as Imran Khan and the establishment blame each other

Taimur Rahman, General Secretary of the Mazdoor Kisan Party, analyzes the political situation in Pakistan after the assassination attempt on Imran Khan

Saudi blockade of Yemen Saudi-led coalition continues its seven-year blockade of Yemen

A Houthi official said that in recent times, at least three ships carrying petroleum products have been stopped from reaching Hodeidah port. The seven-year-long blockade has prevented crucial supplies of energy, food and medicine from reaching millions