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Drone warfare: The world needs to end US impunity

A recent report by The New York Times into the killings of hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan and West Asia in over 50,000 air strikes carried out by the US since 2014 underlines the need to hold the imperialist power accountable for its crimes

US forces in Syria US military in Syria attacked hours after its alleged involvement in killing and kidnapping of civilians  

The US forces aided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out an alleged anti-ISIS operation in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zor province in the early hours of December 13. At least three civilians were killed in the operation and several others were kidnapped

US troops in Iraq Iraq announces end of US combat mission, but US says troops not leaving 

The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country

Activists warn against greenwashing “nature-based solutions” at COP26 and other stories

Today we look at the pledges signed on the first day of COP26, casualties following twin blasts in Kabul, and more

Jair Bolsonaro faces 9 charges in senate inquiry report on COVID-19 and other stories

Today we look at Brazil’s senate inquiry report on the state’s pandemic response, growing threats of climate-induced distress migration, and more

Despite opposition, Turkish parliament extends mandate of military deployment and aggression in Syria and Iraq

Turkey has occupied a large part of Syrian territory, citing threats from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the inflow of refugees. However, Syria has accused it of supporting rebel fighters and prolonging the war

One dead, three wounded in an unprovoked Israeli airstrike inside Syria  

Wednesday’s attack was the second such Israeli attack within a week launched from an illegal US military base Al-Tanf inside Syrian territory, Syrian Arab News Agency reported

Afghanistan tackles the Islamic State

All signs point to the fact that unlike the 90s, the Taliban is not inclined to officially permit extremist groups to operate in Afghanistan. The possibility of close economic ties with Iran and China is one reason for this development

Taliban-US talks US and Taliban delegations meet in Doha

The bilateral talks took place for the first time after the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Following the meeting, the US has reportedly agreed to provide “humanitarian assistance” to Afghanistan

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   

Baghdad Conference: A step towards a post-US regional arrangement

The Conference on Partnership and Cooperation in Baghdad was attended by most of the major regional players, including Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. French president Emmanuel Macron was also present in the meeting

Islamic State claims rocket attack on Kabul airport and other stories

Today we look at civilian casualties in a US drone strike in Kabul, police violence during a farmers’ protest in India, and more

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