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Iran attacks in Erbil, Iraq Iran fires missiles in Erbil in Iraq, claims Israeli bases were targets

Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party emerged as the largest party in last year’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, initially condemned the attack but later issued a statement asking for investigation into Iranian claims of Israeli bases in the country

Iran nuclear deal Iranian parliamentarians reiterate need for guarantees from US to revive the nuclear deal  

Parliamentarians in Iran issued a joint statement on Tuesday, asking their country’s negotiators to look for guarantees from the US that it will not violate the deal in the future before finalizing it

Mapping Faultlines: Deal or no deal?

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Iran nuclear deal which seems to be in the final stages of discussions. He talks about the positions taken by the various sides and the risks and possibilities

US sanctions against Iran Iran says US sanctions waiver not enough, demands lifting of all sanctions 

On Friday, the US administration of Joe Biden had announced the restoration of the sanctions waiver which was withdrawn by the previous Donald Trump administration in May 2020 under its so-called Maximum pressure campaign against Iran

Report: U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign driving inflation in Iran and other stories

Today we look at a report on the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran; the week-long fighting between SDF and IS in Al-Hasakah, Syria; and more

Report: BJP-linked app hijacked social media, messaging platforms and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into an app used to spread right wing propaganda in India, the prosecution of 19 opposition leaders in Tunisia, and more

Iran nuclear deal talks Ahead of eighth round of Vienna talks, Iran warns against undue pressure, demands complete sanctions removal

The seventh round of talks held earlier this month between the remaining signatories of the Iran nuclear deal were inconclusive due to the refusal of the Joe Biden administration in the US to lift all sanctions against Iran imposed since May 2018

Sudha Bharadwaj granted bail in Bhima Koregaon case after 3 years and other stories

Today we look at the release of Indian activist Sudha Bharadwaj after 3 years in jail, the murder of Filipino journalist Jesus Malabanan, and more

US sanctions on Iran Amid talks to revive nuclear deal, US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian entities and officials 

The fresh sanctions were imposed citing alleged human rights violations. Iran and at least one other signatory to the nuclear deal have stated that such moves raise serious questions about the Biden administration’s seriousness to revive the deal 

Vienna talks Before resumption of Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal, Israel threatens to continue disruptive acts 

Israel reportedly refused to adhere to the advise of its closest ally, the US, to not attack Iran’s nuclear sites or scientists in the future and give diplomatic channels a chance

Joint report shows abuses in Ethiopia as TPLF forces continue attacks and other stories

Today we look at the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and the UN-EHRC report, Sheikh Jarrah families’ rejection of a deal with Israeli settlers, and more

Iran oil tanker Iran claims to have thwarted US attempt to steal oil from its ship in Sea of Oman

According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel landed on a tanker which the US was trying to confiscate and later steered it into Iranian waters

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