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Lebanon elections Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority

A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation

Lebanon elections Lebanon headed for crucial make or break parliamentary elections on May 15

Many opposition groups that took to the streets in October 2019 demanding systemic political changes have formed joint lists seeking the popular mandate

Israeli aggression in Syria At least four soldiers killed in Syria in deadliest Israeli airstrikes this year

Thursday’s strike was the ninth violation of Syrian airspace by Israel this year. Israel has carried out hundreds of such unprovoked strikes since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011

Israel artillery fire inside Lebanon Israel fires artillery rounds inside Lebanon 

Israel often violates Lebanese territorial sovereignty by launching attacks or using its air space to attack Syria despite the presence of UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL in the region since 1978

Tanzania plans to allot Indigenous ancestral land to UAE hunting firm and other stories

Today we look at the threat of expulsion facing over 70,000 Maasai people in Tanzania, the killing of 3 Syrian soldiers in an Israeli airstrike, and more

Israeli airstrikes in Syria At least three Syrian soldiers killed near Damascus in unprovoked Israeli attack 

Violating international laws and Syrian sovereignty, Israel has carried out several such airstrikes inside Syrian territory since 2011. Hundreds of innocent civilians as well as Syrian military forces personnel have been killed as a result

Hamas banned by Australia Australia to list Hamas as a terrorist organization

The right-wing, pro-Israel government in Australia had last year issued a similar ban on Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah 

Police repress workers’ protest for living wages in Port au Prince and other stories

Today we look at protests by textile workers in Port au Prince, Wet’suwet’en activists’ report to the UN on rights violations by Canada, and more

Israeli attacks in Syria One soldier killed and five others injured in twin airstrikes by Israel inside Syria  

Israel has carried out hundreds of unprovoked air strikes inside Syria since the war in the country began in 2011. For most of these attacks, Israel has illegally used Lebanese airspace in complete disregard of international laws and the UN charter

Bahrain-Israel security deal Bahrain becomes second Arab country to sign military pact with Israel 

Going against their long-term commitment to the Palestinian cause formalized through the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002, Bahrain and the UAE signed normalization deals with Israel in 2020. Morocco also signed a similar deal

Israel attacks Syria’s Latakia port for the second time this month

The strike on Latakia on Tuesday caused a fire and damage to containers. The port is a major source of food and other supplies to the war-ravaged Syrian people and the country’s economy

Australia bans Hezbollah Australia bans Hezbollah in totality, designates it a “terrorist organization”

Hezbollah is an anti-occupation and anti-imperialist organization with a strong popular base in Lebanon. Australia’s ban may create a diplomatic crisis as Hezbollah is also part of the Lebanese government

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