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Israeli airstrikes in Syria kill one, injure six others 

In recent years, Israel has attacked Syria with frequent airstrikes, resulting in not only extensive damage to civilian and military infrastructure, but also killing and injuring many civilians and armed forces personnel

Report states France enabled the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda and other stories

Today we look at a report on France’s role in the Rwandan genocide, a strike against tax reforms by Colombian trade unions, and more.

Iran nuclear deal revival Hopes for revival of nuclear deal rise despite provocations against Iran

Despite provocations such as the attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, the discussions to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the nuclear deal continue through the mechanism of the joint commission

Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador’s presidency and other stories

Today we look at Ecuador’s presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel’s role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC

Syria airstrike Syria asks UNSC to prevent Israel’s repeated attacks on its territory

Syria raised the demand to the UNSC following an Israeli airstrike on Thursday using Lebanese airspace. Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes inside Syria since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011

42-year-old Palestinian father of five is the latest victim of Israel’s ‘murder at checkpoint’

42-year-old Osama Mansour was shot in front of his wife while they were leaving an Israeli military checkpoint on their way back home. The soldiers fired on them after asking them to drive away following a search of the vehicle

Palestinian prisoner Rushdi Abu Mokh is released after 35 years in Israeli custody

Rushdi Abu Mokh was arrested in 1986 and charged along with three others with the murder of an Israeli soldier and membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Brazil’s Supreme Court confirms judicial bias in cases against Lula and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent ruling in the corruption cases against Lula, a hunger strike by a Palestinian man imprisoned in Israel, protests against contractualization in Morocco, and the current political crisis in Turkey

Palestinian prisoner Maher Abu Rayan launches hunger strike against Israeli medical neglect

43-year-old Maher Abu Rayan is serving a 25-year prison term and is suffering from multiple health issues as a direct result of the extremely violent fashion in which he was arrested in 2003

SIPRI report global arms sale Latest SIPRI data shows 25% rise in arms imports by Middle East and North Africa countries

Complementing the increase in arms imports by West Asian and North African countries, the United States, France and Germany saw a substantial increase in their respective weapons exports, with the US continuing as the world’s largest arms exporter 

ICC announces investigation into Israel’s war crimes in Palestine and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the ICC’s decision to launch an investigation into Israeli war crimes in Palestine, the ongoing brutal crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by the US House of Representatives, and the anti-government protests in Chile

Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar sentenced to 2 years in prison by Israeli military court

Jarrar will serve a prison term of eight months as she has already spent most of her two year sentence in detention since October 2019 

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