António Guterres
Israeli forces kill Palestinians Israeli forces kill 5 Palestinians in occupied territories days after Mahmoud Abbas calls for peace talks

Two people were killed in Jenin in the West Bank and three others in the Beit Anan village in Jerusalem when Israeli forces stormed Palestinian villages early in the morning

76th session of the UN General Assembly begins in New York; focus on climate change and vaccine equity 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked rich countries to deliver on their promise to provide USD 100 billion annually to help developing countries in their fight against climate change

Guinea coup Coup in Guinea: military arrests president Alpha Conde, dissolves government

The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

UN calls for a united, inclusive and representative new government in Afghanistan  

The Taliban issued a general amnesty to all government employees on Tuesday. It also promised the formation of a new government soon

IPCC report UN climate report warns of climate catastrophe, calls for immediate global action

The report predicts that even if we take radical measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions now, temperatures will continue to rise for at least the next 30 years before stabilizing

Sustainable food systems are possible outside corporate agriculture

The United Nations Food Systems Summit has become one of the most controversial events of this year due to corporate take over. Civil society activists came together during the pre-summit to register their protest

Peace conference on Libya calls for immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces

The UN-sponsored second global Conference on Libya demanded that all foreign forces and mercenaries need to be withdrawn without delay. However, Turkey has raised objections to the call

China at UNSC China blames US for UN failure to issue statement on Palestine

The UN Security Council failed to issue a formal statement on Israeli aggression in Gaza due to US objections. This is despite growing global concern regarding the rising death toll of civilians and massive destruction inside Palestine

March For Cyprus Unity Ahead of UN-mediated talks, Cypriot groups rally for a peaceful solution

Progressive sections in both parts of politically and ethnically divided Cyprus marched in the capital city Nicosia calling for a federal solution for the peaceful reunion of the communities and the country

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century

Bukele-led alliance set to secure majority in El Salvador elections and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the preliminary results of El Salvador’s elections, the sentencing of Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar by an Israeli military court, protests in Bangladesh following the custodial death of Mushtaq Ahmed, and cuts to aid for Yemen by the UK government.

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