Afghanistan
In just six months of 2023, over 110 million people were forcibly displaced

Almost 90% of displaced people are living in low to middle income countries, with 83% of internal displacements recorded in the sub-Saharan region of Africa

British Defense Minister confirms that “conduct of special forces” in Afghanistan is the focus of investigation

The “conduct” that is being investigated includes the killing of Afghan civilians by British Special Forces. According to Leigh Day, a law firm representing the families of the victims, at least 80 Afghans were killed by these forces between 2010 and 2013 

China geopolitics Asia Russia, China take holistic view of Pamirs, Hindu Kush

The Xi’an Declaration, issued after the First China-Central Asia Summit at Xi’an on May 18-19, takes a direct hit at the West’s interference in the region. It also contradicts the notion in Washington and Brussels that Russia and China’s dominance on the Central Asian steppe is not sustainable

Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Pakistan are among global ‘Hunger Hotspots’

A report by the World Food Program identifies 18 hunger hotspots across 22 countries where acute food insecurity is expected to increase in the period from June to November 2023. 15.3 million people are at risk of high acute food insecurity in Afghanistan

Economic sanctions make populations in targeted countries poorer, sicker and vulnerable

According to a study published by CEPR, rich and developed countries in the West have increased the use of illegal unilateral punitive measures despite being aware of their ill effects on people

India-Russia energy trade 100 years of Russian gas for India

As countries around the world compete for LNG shipments, the setting is favorable for India to work on a gas pipeline project from Russia

Investigation finds evidence of war crimes by UK special forces in Afghanistan

A years-long investigation by BBC Panorama has revealed evidence of the repeated killings of unarmed Afghan civilians and detainees by the UK’s elite Special Air Service, and the attempted cover-up.

Report finds 193 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2021 and other stories

Today we look at the UN’s report on rising acute food insecurity, mass displacement amid violence and massacres in Darfur, and more

Activists condemn Johnson government over $156M offshore asylum deal and other stories

Today we look at an offshore asylum processing deal between the UK and Rwanda, casualties in Pakistani military airstrikes on Afghanistan, and more

Occupation forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank demolition raid and other stories

Today we look at a raid in the Occupied West Bank and settler violence in Sheikh Jarrah, the release of 4 Afghan women activists from detention, and more

The state of the US war industry under Joe Biden

The US defense budget is a good sign of the fact that while Joe Biden may lack his predecessor Donald Trump’s penchant for hyperbole, the two administrations so far have been pretty similar on many counts

Biden’s first year: Did anything fundamentally change?

Responding to pressure from people’s movements, Biden set lofty goals for his administration. How many of these promises has the administration fulfilled?