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EP resolution against Iran Iran warns of retaliatory measures if EU member countries designate IRGC a terrorist organization   

Last week, the European parliament adopted a resolution asking member countries to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization over its alleged “terrorist activities, suppression of protests, and supplying of drones to Russia”

Israeli airstrikes in Syria Israel strikes Damascus international airport again, kills two Syrian soldiers 

Damage caused by the unprovoked Israeli air strike made Damascus international airport non-operational for a few hours for the second time in under a year  

Saudi blockade of Yemen Saudi-led coalition continues its seven-year blockade of Yemen

A Houthi official said that in recent times, at least three ships carrying petroleum products have been stopped from reaching Hodeidah port. The seven-year-long blockade has prevented crucial supplies of energy, food and medicine from reaching millions

OPEC+ oil production cut In major setback for US and EU, OPEC+ decides to cut global oil production

The decision may further exacerbate the energy crisis in European countries that are struggling to diversify supply after the G7 imposed a price cap on Russian oil

SCO meet Iran joins China’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization as full member

On the first day of the summit meeting, SCO permanent members China and Russia jointly criticized US provocations and policies towards Ukraine, Taiwan, and elsewhere, calling them attempts to create a unipolar world

NPT review conference Majority of countries in West Asia call for region to be a nuclear-free zone

Several Arab and Middle Eastern countries underlined the need of a nuclear free zone in the region, and claimed that Israel’s continued refusal to join disarmament regimes remains the biggest hurdle in achieving the same

From invading Iraq to Guaidó’s flop: the CV of coup-plotter John Bolton

In a recent interview with CNN, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton affirmed his role in coups abroad. The hardliner was an architect of the invasion of Iraq, and most recently, played a role in the attempted coup against Venezuelan President Maduro.

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