Abraham Accords
Implementation of IMF and World Bank policies continues in Sudan

In the second part of the interview with Peoples Dispatch, Dr. Fathi Elfad of the Sudanese Communist Party talks about the legislative council that will soon be formed, the role of the military in foreign affairs and the need for solidarity with people’s movements

Morocco's violations in Western Sahara Activists warn resumption of armed conflict in Western Sahara over Morocco’s continued violations

The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people

Bahrain protests Sporadic protests in Bahrain on tenth anniversary of Arab Spring

Scores of Bahrainis took to the streets on Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the anti-government Arab Spring protests. The protests of 2011 were suppressed by the ruling al-Khalifa family with the aid of Saudi Arabia and other monarchies

Kosovo establishes diplomatic relations with Israel, will open embassy in Jerusalem

Kosovo is the latest in a line of countries which have decided to normalize their relations with Israel, while being only the third to open its embassy in Jerusalem

US suspends arms deals with Saudi Arabia and UAE pending review

The announcement by US secretary of state Antony Blinken of the suspension of the arms deals pending a review was welcomed by peace organizations which called for them to be scrapped

Sudan’s transitional government signs Abraham Accords normalizing ties with Israel

According to the deal Sudan will recognize Israel and will “normalize” relations with it. The UAE and Bahrain had signed the deal in September last year

US Senate fails to block arms sales to UAE despite concerns of misuse and regional arms race

Two resolutions presented to block the sale of F-35 jets and Reaper Drones to UAE were defeated by a simple majority of 49 to 47 and 50 to 46 in the 100-member Senate

US arms sale to UAE Rights groups oppose US arms sale to UAE; demand end of its role in Yemen war 

Two different letters signed by various international organizations were issued on November 30. The signatories ask the US to end all military cooperation with the UAE and also to end its support to the war in Yemen

US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia

The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so

Palestinian Authority to restore ties with Israel

The PA had cut ties with Israel in May after it announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The proposal for restoration of relations comes after assurances by Israel of a return to the status quo before May

US to sell advanced weapons worth billions to the UAE

Sale of F-35 fighter aircraft and advanced drones to the UAE is expected to increase the arms race in the Middle East region. Activists have especially flagged the potential use of these weapons in Yemen

Israel’s man in Washington

The Donald Trump administration has used all possible means to help Israel secure greater acceptability in international politics and intensify its oppression of the Palestinian people

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