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British journalist speaks out on detention en route to cover the elections in Nicaragua

The three day detention of Steve Sweeney, the only journalist from Britain’s media who was due to cover Nicaragua’s election, is part of the multi-pronged campaign to subvert the country’s self-determination

Jair Bolsonaro faces 9 charges in senate inquiry report on COVID-19 and other stories

Today we look at Brazil’s senate inquiry report on the state’s pandemic response, growing threats of climate-induced distress migration, and more

Despite opposition, Turkish parliament extends mandate of military deployment and aggression in Syria and Iraq

Turkey has occupied a large part of Syrian territory, citing threats from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the inflow of refugees. However, Syria has accused it of supporting rebel fighters and prolonging the war

With threats to foreign diplomats, Turkey’s Erdogan unleashes another distraction drive

Faced with an economy in doldrums and falling approval ratings, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has resorted to his usual tactic of indulging nationalistic rhetoric, this time against western ambassadors. Critics have called it an attempt to divert attention from pressing issues

Libya talks LPDF resumes talks to end Libyan civil war with eye on December elections

The talks between the different groups seek to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections

Women protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul convention 

The conservative government in Turkey led by AKP officially withdrew from the convention which demands signatories make legal and institutional arrangements for protecting women and achieving gender equality

Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

March For Cyprus Unity Ahead of UN-mediated talks, Cypriot groups rally for a peaceful solution

Progressive sections in both parts of politically and ethnically divided Cyprus marched in the capital city Nicosia calling for a federal solution for the peaceful reunion of the communities and the country

Turkey’s government moves court to disband opposition HDP

Turkey’s chief prosecutor has filed a lawsuit in the constitutional court to disband the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples Democratic Party on charges of having links with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Red Books Day celebrated internationally to mark 173 years since the publication of ‘The Communist Manifesto’

On February 21, 1948 the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels was first published in the UK. The book is recognized as one of the most influential in the history of humankind and it has been translated in almost all languages in the world.

Formation of interim government in Libya revives hopes for peace

Though all warring factions have supported the elections of the interim government earlier this month there are certain uncertainties about its success including the continued presence of foreign troops in the country

Hamas and Fatah agree to hold elections in Palestine in six months

Representatives from both the groups met in Turkey and finalized the deal to hold the first Palestinian elections after 2006. The voting will take place in all occupied territories, including eastern Jerusalem.

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