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Israeli academics and activists demand criminal probe into sale of Pegasus to Ghana

A former speaker of Israel’s parliament along with academics and activists in Israel have requested an investigation into the sale of the Pegasus software to Ghana in 2016 through a private reseller in a transaction that was judged as illegal and corrupt by the High Court in Ghana’s capital Accra in 2020

What is behind the rising costs of wheat in India?

After witnessing steep inflation in costs of various essentials such as fuel, cooking oil, etc, India is now seeing a sharp rise in the cost of wheat. What explains this crisis?

Heat waves India Pakistan UK Met Office predicts increased chances of heat waves in India and Pakistan due to climate change

The study predicts that the chances of extreme heat waves would increase to every 1.15 years towards the end of this century

Israeli killing of Palestinian journalist Israel decides to not investigate killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh 

Israeli authorities reportedly fear that the investigation may demoralize the army which operates “under caution” and also create controversy in Israeli society

Sanaa airport Yemen First commercial flight in last six years takes off from Yemen’s Sanaa airport 

The implementation of one of the crucial elements of the UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement was widely welcomed by peace activists and is expected to boost the possibility of a lasting peace in Yemen

Nakba Day Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948

Turkey protests Communists demand ouster of US military and NATO from Turkey

Communist parties in Turkey and Greece have resolved to put forth a consolidated struggle against the NATO alliance, imperialist wars and capitalist barbarism

Across the world, progressive sections observe Nakba

According to UN agencies, there are 6,293,390 Palestinian refugees in the Arab world alone which includes refugees living in occupied Gaza and West Bank.

Lebanon elections Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority

A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation

Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka PM Five-time Sri Lankan PM takes over for a sixth term amid political crisis

Wickremesinghe, who is the leader of the United National Party (UNP), has already served four terms as prime minister earlier. He was appointed by incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on May 12 after days of hectic political drama and deadly clashes that hit the streets with the President’s brother and former PM stepping down earlier this week

India has a key role to play in a possible new world order

For India and other countries in the Global South, this moment offers challenges and provides glimpses of a possibility of a new world

The Nakba never ended, and Palestinian resistance hasn’t either

Palestinians continue to resist the continued attempts to displace, dispossess, and expel them from their native land by the Israeli state

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