Abraham Accords
Despite setbacks, Western Sahara continues struggle for self-determination

Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the developments since last November in Western Sahara and the way ahead for the Saharawi struggle for self-determination

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 

Protestors demand civilian-led democratic transition in Sudan and other stories

Today we look at mass protests in Sudan to demand a civilian-led democratic transition, the blocking of medical supplies to Venezuela by Portuguese bank Novo Banco, and more

Anti-Israel protest in Bahrain Bahrainis protest Israeli foreign minister’s visit and opening of embassy

The demonstrators expressed strong opposition to the normalization deal signed between Bahrain and Israel last year, denouncing the regime’s actions as treasonous and an abandonment of the Palestinian cause

Saudi jails Hamas members Saudi Arabia cracks down on Palestinian resistance movement

69 Jordanian and Palestinian citizens accused of being members of Hamas were sentenced to prison by a court in Saudi Arabia. Hamas has claimed that the verdict is a result of warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel 

Sudanese judoka refuses to face his Israeli opponent in ongoing Tokyo Olympics 

Earlier, Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine had withdrawn from the tournament after he was drawn against an Israeli opponent citing his support for the Palestinian cause

Activists and anti-war groups slam US decision to proceed with arms sales to UAE

The Joe Biden administration had earlier suspended its predecessor’s decision, pending review, to sell USD 23 billion worth of arms including 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets and 18 MQ 9-B unmanned Aerial Systems to the UAE

Bahrain human rights abuses Rights groups write to US seeking action against Bahrain’s human rights violations

In a letter addressed to US secretary of state Antony Blinken, the 15 signatory organizations ask the US to restrict arms sales to the Gulf monarchy. Bahrain recently recognized Israel as part of the 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

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