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IAEA investigation Iran Iran nuclear deal prospects dim again

Crucial midterm elections in the US and Israeli national elections are possible reasons for the delay in addressing Iranian concerns regarding an IAEA investigation

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

Iran nuclear deal Rift emerges between the US and EU over fate of Iran nuclear deal?

On the same day when EU officials insisted on the deal’s revival, Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s aide on the Middle East, said that the revival is “highly unlikely” and hinted at more sanctions against Iran 

Israeli occupation killed 78 Palestinian children last year and maimed another 982

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been criticized for leaving Israel out of his “list of shame” despite expressing shock over its crimes against Palestinian children

Iran-IAEA Iran’s growing concerns about IAEA’s neutrality may hamper chances of JCPOA revival 

A resolution against Iran, drafted and pushed by the US and its allies, was passed at the IAEA meeting on June 8, marking a new low in the Iran-IAEA confrontation

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager, injure 80 others in violent raids in Nablus

Israeli forces have already killed 57 Palestinians including 12 children this year as violence and brutality against Palestinians continues across the occupied West Bank

Iranian Colonel assassinated IRGC colonel assassinated in Tehran, Iran vows revenge  

Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, who had served in the al-Quds forces in Syria against ISIS, is the second high ranking IRGC official assassinated after General Qassem Soleimani in January 2020

Nakba Day Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948

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

Shireen Abu Akleh killing Israel forced to withdraw claim that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian fighters 

Journalists, media groups, and human right organizations from across the world are demanding accountability and justice for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and accusing Israel of attempting a whitewash investigation 

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