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Iraq bill against ties with Israel Iraqi parliament introduces bill to criminalize establishment of relations with Israel

The bill is considered to be an attempt to block the growing US pressure on Arab countries to “normalize” relations with Israel under its so-called Abraham Accords

Colombian ex-military officers admit role in killing 120 civilians and other stories

Today we look at a public hearing in Colombia’s False Positives scandal, acute food insecurity and drought in the Horn of Africa, and more

Israeli attack in Syria Israeli jets violate Syrian airspace, bomb areas west of capital Damascus  

Israel has carried out thousands of unprovoked attacks inside Syria since the war in the country began in 2011. Thursday’s attack was the second such strike in less than a week and eighth since the beginning of 2022

UK’s anti-refugee immigration bill rejected in House of Lords again and other stories

Today we look at rising deaths of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, the conviction of Burkinabe officials in the killing of Thomas Sankara, and more

Opposition movement demands disbanding of US naval base in Bahrain Opposition movement in Bahrain demands disbanding of US naval base, withdrawal of all foreign troops

Bahrain, ruled by the Al-Khalifa dynasty, is one of the closest allies of the US in the Persian Gulf region. It hosts the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy since 1995 and has developed close relations with Israel despite popular opposition 

Amidst widespread condemnation, first ever Arab-Israel summit concludes in Negev

In an apparent attempt to strategize against Iran, foreign ministers from Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Morocco met with Israel and the US

UN human rights chief condemns mass executions in Saudi Arabia

High commissioner Michelle Bachelet also called upon the Saudi government to suspend all pending executions, commute active death sentences in the country and implement a moratorium on the use of the capital punishment in the country immediately

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

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

Israel, Bahrain sign security cooperation pact after normalizing ties and other stories

Today we look at the security agreement between Israel and Bahrain, recent coups in West Africa and the ECOWAS response, and more

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

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