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Guaidó and supporters storm Venezuelan Parliament building

Luis Parra was elected as the new president of the National Assembly of Venezuela on January 5 but former president Juan Guaidó has refused to recognize the vote

The most important free press stories of 2019

Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are being persecuted for speaking truth to power

day of rage Palestinians protest US recognition of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied land

77 Palestinians were injured by Israeli security forces in the protests held across the occupied Palestinian territories. The Palestinians burnt effigies of US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu

US nod for settlements is further boost to Israeli occupation of Palestine

He examines the demographic politics of the region and the possibilities ahead of the Palestinian leadership.

Greece protest Pompeo Greeks take to the streets in large numbers against visit of Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a two-day visit to Greece to sign an updated version of a defense cooperation agreement that activists say will bring the country further into the US coalition

US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif

Following the latest sanctions, Zarif cannot travel to the US or any other country outside Iran without inviting secondary sanctions against the host countries.  

Kim-Trump meeting sparks fresh hopes of peace in Korean peninsula Kim-Trump meeting sparks fresh hopes of peace in Korean peninsula

Donald Trump became the first US president to cross the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea. Following a meeting, he and Kim Jong-un decided to resume negotiations between the countries

around the world episode 32 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 32

In this episode, we report on protests and strikes in India, Honduras and Swaziland.

New US sanctions may not hurt Iran much but will jeopardize diplomacy

The sanctions on Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp may be largely symbolic in nature but upcoming measures against foreign minister Javad Zarif could hit attempts at talks

Mike Pompeo’s India visit: What’s on the agenda?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Delhi will see the US try to resolve certain outstanding issues with India in its favor and bring the latter back to its fold

Left parties in India slam government for bowing to the US by welcoming Pompeo

“Any capitulation to the United States, at the cost of sovereignty and self-respect of India, is unacceptable”

Iran shoots down drone Iran shooting down spy drone in its airspace is resistance to US aggression

This was immediately followed by US president Trump ordering an attack on several military targets in Iranian territory, only to be abruptly called off at the last minute.

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