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Bahrain human rights abuses Rights groups write to US seeking action against Bahrain’s human rights violations

In a letter addressed to US secretary of state Antony Blinken, the 15 signatory organizations ask the US to restrict arms sales to the Gulf monarchy. Bahrain recently recognized Israel as part of the Abraham accords

Houthis condemn US sanctions on two of its military commanders

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Mansur al-Saadi, the Houthi naval forces chief of staff, and Ahmad Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi, commander of the air force and air defense forces

Deciphering Biden’s excuse to abandon the fight for $15

Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it

$15 wage dropped from COVID relief plan in US Senate, progressives vow to continue fight

The Democratic Party’s move to insert the USD 15 per hour wage was judged by the Senate rules arbiter to not be in line with the rules. In the meanwhile pressure is on Democratic Party legislators and leadership to ensure that the wage bill is passed

Black lives still don’t matter in America

A welcome change in national leadership in the US means little for the scourge of racism infecting the nation—unless words are matched by action

US attacks in Syria US strike on several locations inside Syria draws global criticism 

US president Joe Biden authorized the airstrikes as a response to the recent attacks on US military bases in Iraq. The move is being criticized by anti-war and progressive sections as a sign of continuation of Trump-era policies in the region  

Outrage in US over Biden’s bid to reopen immigrant child detention facilities

Two detention facilities for undocumented immigrant minors were reopened by the Biden administration. They had been shut down during the Trump administration in the face of protests

Minorities and the poor are the worst affected by COVID-19 in the US

The COVID-19 death toll in the US not only outstrips the fatalities of other badly affected nations, but also outnumbers the annual death rate of the most devastating wars and epidemics of the 19th and 20th century

Iran will seek compensation for the losses caused by the sanctions after US returns to the deal

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said that the country has suffered a loss of over USD 1 trillion due to over 1.600 sanctions imposed by the US since its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018

Sanctions on Iran US withdraws Trump era letters to UNSC claiming re-imposition of international sanctions against Iran

The withdrawal of the letters is being seen as a positive move towards the revival of the Iran nuclear deal. However, Iran wants the US to take firm action and lift all unilateral sanctions before it reverts back to full adherence to the provisions of the deal

Fight for 15: Workers across the US strike for dignified wages

Pickets and demonstrations, led by workers from major fast food chains and home care workers, were reported in major cities across the US. The strike comes at a time when Democrats are trying to hike the federal minimum wage that has remained unchanged since 2009.

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its remaining troops from Afghanistan

The decision to withdraw its troops was announced before the crucial meeting of constituents of NATO countries on Wednesday and the NATO’s chief’s assertion on Monday that it will not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until the time is right

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