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Report shows extent of discrimination, violence by Minneapolis police and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into racism in the Minneapolis Police Department (US), protests against the Capital Control law in Lebanon, and more

Capital control law Lebanon Lebanese government pushes for capital control law despite protests

The law introduced in the Lebanese parliament by the caretaker government after it signed a deal with the IMF for fresh loans seeks to remove protections for individual deposits in Lebanese banks

Tunisian parliament Tunisia’s suspended parliament fights against president’s coup

Just hours after the suspended parliament passed the symbolic vote by a majority, the president dissolved the body

No confidence motion Pakistan Pakistan’s parliament to take up no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan on Thursday

The future of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is in doubt due to defections and the vacillating position of allies. The country is also facing a major economic crisis

Sri Lanka economic crisis Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel amid the country’s worst economic crisis in decades

The decision to deploy military personnel comes after Sri Lanka reported four deaths in 48 hours in fuel queues this week as people lined up for hours outside filling stations after a sudden hike in prices of essential commodities.

British ferry workers fired, women’s groups oppose Lasso’s veto and other stories

Today we look at the sudden mass lay-offs imposed on 800 ferry workers in the UK, the partial presidential veto of an abortion bill in Ecuador, and more

Journalists protest in Tunisia Tunisian journalists plan mass general strike against government repression and for media reforms

Journalists have accused the government headed by president Kais Saied of trying to weaken the press in the country and drastically reduce the freedom of the press by systematically bringing it under government control 

Anti-inflation protests Iraq Protests mount against rising food prices in southern Iraq

Protesters also rallied against traders, accusing them of artificially raising prices and overcharging customers for basic food items and other essential commodities

US Congress approves $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome in govt. spending bill and other stories

Today we look at the military aid to Israel approved by the US Congress, the targeting of Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar with Pegasus, and more

COVID-19 pandemic led to increase in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, reports ECLAC

According to ECLAC’s annual report, extreme poverty rate in the region rose from 13.1% in 2020 to 13.8% in 2021, a setback of 27 years

Food crisis Sri Lanka Sri Lanka nears complete economic meltdown as food shortage worsens

After its foreign currency reserves dropped to USD 1.6 billion in November last year, Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has snowballed at an alarming rate with acute shortage of essential commodities, food and fuel

Protester dies in Tunisia Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia

57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14

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