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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

Several civilians, including children, killed in US drone attack on Kabul 

The drone targeted a car which was reportedly being loaded with explosives to attack the Kabul airport. While US sources claimed that the civilian casualties were due to secondary explosions, residents of the area have disputed this

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

US troop withdrawal from Iraq All US combat troops to withdraw from Iraq by end of this year

The opposition in Iraq has said the decision does not go far enough as the parliament had passed a resolution calling for the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the country

Foreign troops in Iraq Iraq seeks timeline for US troop withdrawal from the country 

There is increasing pressure on the Iraqi government to act on the presence of foreign troops in the country, particularly since the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the US last year

Foreign troops in Iraq Iraq seeks to speed up US troop withdrawal from the country 

US troops deployed in oil-rich Iraq following the NATO-led invasion in 2003 were withdrawn in 2011 but were re-deployed in 2014 following the rise of ISIS. Their presence has caused significant popular unrest in the country 

Amazon workers lead ‘White Monday’ strike across Italy and other stories

We take a look at the nationwide strike by Amazon workers across Italy, a massive fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, recent developments in Yemen, and the presence of armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the pretext of foreign military interventions

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