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Leftist Gabriel Boric wins Chile’s key presidential election and other stories

Today we look at the results of Chile’s presidential elections, mass protests in Sudan on the 3rd anniversary of the December Revolution, and more

Renewed protests mark anniversary of Chile’s 2019 ‘Estallido Social’ and other stories

Today we look at protests in Chile marking 2 years since the 2019 Social Outburst, the mercenaries identified in an assassination plot against Bolivian president Luis Arce, and more

US troops in Syria. Calls for end of US military intervention in Syria grow louder

Iran, Iraq and Russia have raised the issue at the ongoing UN General Assembly session, while some representatives in the US Congress have proposed an amendment in the annual defense spending bill. If passed, it will stop all funding for US military operations in Syria   

UN warns climate crisis behind looming famine in Madagascar and other stories

Today we look at the mass food insecurity amid a severe drought in Madagascar, the impact of a toxic leak in a mine on local communities in DR Congo, and more

Iraq prison torture 3 Iraqis die after allegedly being tortured during detention  

The report of these deaths comes just days after a UN report accused Iraqi and Kurdistan regional government officials of torture and ill treatment of detainees on a large scale  

Haiti’s police say 4 suspects in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse killed and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Haiti amid reports of the killing of Jovenel Moise’s alleged assassins, the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Occupied West Bank, and more

MENA death penalty West Asian countries lead in global execution list, says Amnesty report

Four countries in the MENA region, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, carried out an overwhelming 88% of all known executions worldwide last year

Iraq faces second wave of COVID-19 infections amid slow vaccination rates

The country started vaccination only in March when it received over 50,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. It received 336,000 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca under COVAX initiative on March 25 after much delay

At least eight people killed in anti-government protests in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

The protesters, mostly government employees and unemployed youth, are demanding timely disbursal of their delayed salaries and employment

Iraqi militias propose ceasefire on the condition that US occupying forces leave the country 

Militias point to the Iraqi parliament’s resolution which called for the expulsion of foreign troops from Iraq, adding that the US troops are “not welcome in the country”

UN report on killing of Soleimani UN investigator’s report condemns US drone strike targeting Qassem Soleimani

The report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, is due to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday

Genocide and military occupation: The five most important keys of the agreement executed between Guaidó and Silvercorp

Analysis by Misión Verdad of the contract between Silvercorp and the Venezuelan opposition which lays out their plan to overthrow Maduro and install a military occupation

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