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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

Canadian federal police restrict access to Wet’suwet’en Indigenous land

The move is the latest repressive measure in order to push forward the construction of the Coastal GasLink oil pipeline and silence Indigenous opposition

Trump impeachment House submits articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate

The Republican-controlled Senate will now have to decide the form of the trial which will set the stage for the impeachment process against US president Donald Trump who stands accused of abuse of power

US sanctions North Korea New US sanctions on North Korea threaten to jeopardize Korean peace process

The US has sanctioned two companies based in China for employing North Korean citizens overseas. The US claims that it is implementing UN-backed sanctions

julian Julian Assange’s battle for justice

We look at the developments in the pursuit of justice for Julian Assange so far.

Shannon airport Ireland Irish activists demand ouster of US military from Shannon airport

The US military was allowed to use the Shannon airport after 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre . Activists have accused the government of weakening the traditional policy of Irish neutrality by catering to US imperialist ambitions.

US soliders killed in Afghanistan Two US soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The two US servicemen were killed in a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Two others were seriously injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack

Iran admits it accidentally shot down Ukrainian plane on January 8

The Iranian government admitted on Friday that the plane was accidentally shot down a few hours after its attacks on bases housing US soldiers in Iraq on January 3

The tenuous deployment of US troops in Iraq

With the resolution of the Iraqi parliament demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country, the presence of the nearly 5,200 US soldiers has become a major flashpoint

US House Resolution US House passes resolution restricting Trump’s powers to declare war on Iran

Besides being of some symbolic and political significance, the resolution does not have any legal value and is non-binding

Iran strikes US targets Retaliatory attack by Iran heightens tensions with the US

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called the move a “slap in the face for US” and has demanded the end of US presence in the region

Iran confirms strike on US airbase in Iraq

The attack on US airbase Ain al-Assad is seen as the first retaliatory measure after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on Friday January 3 by the US

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