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Clashes in northeast Syria Former US allies in Syria’s north-east clash over control of region’s oil resources

The presence of US troops in the country’s north-east has been termed as occupation by the Syrian government, which accuses them of stealing the region’s oil resources and backing anti-government forces to prolong the war in the country

Mali constitutional referendum Will revamped constitution herald stability in war-torn Mali?

A recent referendum has brought about major changes to Mali’s constitution and laid the foundations for elections next year. Despite challenges posed by separatist groups and Islamist insurgency, there is hope that the referendum is a step in the right direction

US forces kill in Syria At least one civilian killed and scores injured in firing by US and allies in Syria

The firing took place while the US forces were conducting an airdrop operation near the Iraq border. The Syrian government has termed the presence of US forces in the country as illegal, calling it an occupation and demanded their immediate withdrawal

Syria critcizes France France’s foreign policy towards the Arab world is colonial, backward, and detached from reality, says Syria 

Former colonial power France had supported the anti-Assad forces in Syria with the objective of regime change, which prolonged the war in the country. France also became part of the US-led illegal unilateral sanctions regime against Syria 

Ennahda Rached Ghannouchi Tunisia Top Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi arrested, party office sealed

A number of opposition leaders have been arrested and faced persecution since President Kais Saied took over virtually all power in the country in July 2021

US looting Syrian oil Syria claims US forces are continuing to loot its oil

The Syrian economy—destroyed by over a decade of war, unilateral sanctions imposed by the US and its allies, and the recent devastating earthquake—is suffering from the loss of revenues from oil, which it alleges is being looted from the country by the occupation forces

US airstrike Syria US forces carry out airstrikes in eastern Syria, civilian deaths reported

The strikes were carried out after a drone attack on a US base in Syria’s Hasakah killed one US contractor and injured six others. US forces have been illegally deployed on Syria since 2015

UK civilian killings in war against ISIS British forces killed multiple civilians in Mosul during anti-ISIS airstrikes in 2016-17, says investigation 

A investigation carried out by The Guardian and anti-war organization Airwars busts the UK  government’s claims that its forces did not kill any civilians during the war in Iraq

US troops US House of Representatives votes to defeat resolution demanding troop withdrawal from Syria  

The US has built an illegal base and deployed nearly 900 soldiers in Syria, who have allegedly helped prolong the war in the country and facilitated the loot of its natural resources

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”

Qassem Soleimani (L) and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis Lawsuit filed in Iraq against Trump, aides for assassination of Qassem Soleimani and Al-Muhandis

Soleimani and Muhandis were key figures in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. They were assassinated in a drone attack on January 3, 2020, ordered by former US President Donald Trump

Turkish airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Turkey launches airstrikes inside Syria and northern Iraq

Turkey claimed that it was targeting the YPG, the armed wing of the Kurdish Democratic Party (PKK), which it blamed for attacks in Istanbul last week. The PKK has denied any responsibility for the attacks