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7 million people take part in human chain against India’s divisive citizenship law

The 620-km-long human chain was organized in the State of Kerala by the ruling Left Democratic Front led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Participants swore to protect the secular characteristic of India

Rohingya genocide ICJ Myanmar government must protect Rohingyas from genocide: ICJ

The International Court of Justice has called the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya community in Myanmar a genocide, and has asked the state to take measures to protect the minorities from further violence

Sri Lanka civil war Sri Lankan government admits 10,000 ‘missing’ Tamils were killed in violence

Thousands of Tamils who had been categorized as ‘disappeared’ have now been declared dead by the Sri Lankan authorities . This is the first such admission by the Sri Lankan government since the civil war in the country ended in 2009

Bolsonaro and Modi: a match made in right-wing heaven

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is the guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations. We take a look at his appalling record before and after becoming president of Brazil

Israel detains journalist Israeli forces detain several Palestinians including one journalist

Yazan Abu Salah, a journalist, was among the 20 people who were detained in raids conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Israeli forces also damaged several Palestinian homes, buildings and private property

Iranian student deported from US US deports Iranian student amid protests

The case of Iranian student Hossein Abadi marks the tenth such deportation in less than a year. The news of his deportation led to a protest at the international terminal of the Logan airport in Boston

Jalila Haider Prominent Pakistani lawyer-activist banned from foreign travel

Jalila Haider was detained by the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency at the Lahore airport on January 20 for alleged anti-state activism and she was barred from traveling outside the country

Iraq protests 10 protesters killed in violent crackdown by Iraqi security forces

Nearly 150 protesters were also injured in the crackdown by security forces on Monday and Tuesday. Since the beginning of the protests on October 1, 2019, more than 500 people have been killed and over 25,000 injured

New government Lebanon Protests unlikely to subside in Lebanon despite formation of new government

On January 21, president Michael Aoun announced the formation of a new government led by Hassan Diab but protests may continue as many of the key demands have not been met

Gaza deaths Israel kills three Palestinian youth in Gaza

While the Israelis have claimed that the three men had entered the country, evidence from sources in Gaza contradicts this assertion. One of the victims is reported to be a minor

Cambodia hotel workers protest Cambodian luxury hotel workers begin indefinite strike seeking payment of dues

The Great Duke Phnom Penh hotel was closed at very short notice on December 31, 2019. Many of its workers are yet to be paid months of arrears on their wages and benefits

Iran threatens to leave nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The announcement comes after the UK, France and Germany proposed the invocation of the dispute settlement mechanism in the UNSC – a move that Iran alleges is based on US diktats

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