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Mapping Faultlines: Algeria, Spain, Morocco and tussle around natural gas

In this episode, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha takes a look at the energy politics in north Africa after Algeria warned Spain against supplying any of its natural gas to Morocco

At least 4 Palestinians killed, dozens arrested by Israeli forces and other stories

Today we look at mass arrests and killings of Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, the detention of Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan, and more

Saharawi people continue decades-long struggle for full freedom

Despite Spain’s betrayal of the Saharawi people and their struggle for self-determination, the people are more determined than ever to continue fighting

Protests erupt against Spanish government’s “betrayal” of Saharawi freedom

The Spanish government recently announced that it recognized Morocco’s plan to integrate Western Sahara as an autonomous territory within their country, going back on its longstanding commitment to push for a self-determination referendum

Hungarian teachers demand better salaries and working conditions and other stories

Today we look at a teachers’ strike in Hungary, threats to trans children’s access to gender-affirming care in the US, and more

US Congress approves $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome in govt. spending bill and other stories

Today we look at the military aid to Israel approved by the US Congress, the targeting of Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar with Pegasus, and more

CODESA Western Sahara CODESA criticizes UN for lack of concrete measures to conduct referendum in Western Sahara

The UNSC recently extended the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara for one more year, without taking any concrete measures to force Morocco to conduct a referendum in the territory

Palestinians targeted by Israeli spyware, facial recognition technology and other stories

Today we look at a report on the hacking of 6 Palestinians by the Pegasus spyware, the protest against unsafe living conditions at Howard University in the US, and more

CODESA Western Sahara Saharawi human rights defenders condemn Moroccan war crimes

The report published by CODESA on the atrocities committed by the Moroccan forces blames UN agencies and other human rights organizations for failing to intervene and investigate the cases of human rights violations

Algeria gas supply Algeria terminates contract to supply gas to Europe via Morocco

The decision by Algeria has worsened the already fraught diplomatic relations between the two countries. It also raises concerns about gas shortage and energy price rise in Europe, with predictions of high demand during the cold winter months

EU-Morocco trade deal EU-Morocco trade deals that include Western Sahara violate international law: top EU court 

The European Court of Justice had issued similar verdicts in 2016 and 2018, stating that the Western Sahara region cannot be considered as part of Morocco in such trade agreements

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan planes as relations continue to deteriorate

Relations between the two countries have been souring for the last couple of years. One month before closing the airspace, diplomatic ties between the countries had been terminated

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