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One dead, three wounded in an unprovoked Israeli airstrike inside Syria  

Wednesday’s attack was the second such Israeli attack within a week launched from an illegal US military base Al-Tanf inside Syrian territory, Syrian Arab News Agency reported

Best-selling Irish writer Sally Rooney joins BDS campaign

Rooney rejected an Israeli publisher’s offer to release a Hebrew version of her book. The publishing house in question, Modan, is well known for its ties to the Israel military

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development

“Electricity obeys the laws of physics, not the laws of the market”

Over the weekend, multiple States in India faced power cuts as coal reserves in the country are running out. How did it come to this?

Iraq elections Muqtada al-Sadr-led alliance set to emerge as single largest force in Iraqi parliament

The fifth elections since the 2003 US-led invasion of the country saw the lowest voter turnout (41%), amid growing discontent with the political system due to widespread corruption, inefficiency and government apathy

Israeli raids on Al Aqsa Extremist Jewish settlers invade Al-Aqsa mosque

Settler invasions of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound have been reported over the last two days, with a group of people from the UAE also reportedly entering the mosque under police protection on Monday 

Taliban-US talks US and Taliban delegations meet in Doha

The bilateral talks took place for the first time after the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide “humanitarian assistance” to Afghanistan

Women hold up half the sky: how China eradicated extreme poverty

Artist and researcher Tings Chak writes for Capire on grassroots organizing and policies to fight poverty in China.

PayPal in Palestine Rights groups launch initiative demanding PayPal services in Palestine

While PayPal operates in over 200 countries, including many affected by years of war and civil conflict, it does not provide services in Palestine. Rights groups have condemned this discriminatory policy against Palestinians as residents of the illegal Israeli settlements in the same area have access to PayPal services

Iraqi elections Parliamentary elections will not address major concerns raised by popular protests in Iraq 

The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of successive governments to address the rising economic and political problems in the country

Brazen disregard for Filipinos killed: movements condemn Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid

Progressive movements are ramping up their resistance against the presidential bid of Bongbong Marcos, son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in the upcoming 2022 election

Al-Aqsa mosque Israeli court allows Jewish prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in violation of historical agreement

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound has for years been a target of Israeli right-wing and Jewish groups calling for the mosque to be demolished and demanding a third Jewish temple to be built in its place 

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