Turkey
Syria-Iran ties Syria’s power dynamic is shifting

On the one hand, there is a strategic “pull” toward a greater possibility of Damascus, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara working together to push US forces out of northeast Syria. On the other side, the power dynamic with Russia may be shifting in Ankara’s favor lately

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

The US and NATO assumed that it would be easy to convince Turkey to let Sweden enter NATO. However, Erdoğan kept shifting the goal post and refined his conditions

Russia-Ukraine grain deal Russia-Ukraine grain deal extended by four months

The deal was set to expire on November 19. Turkey and the UN mediated the grain deal in July following global concern regarding the worsening food crisis, particularly in countries of Asia and Africa

Refugees on Greece-Turkey border Syrian child reported dead as asylum seekers left stranded in Greece-Turkey border area

A 5-year-old Syrian girl has reportedly died as a group of 39 asylum seekers remained stranded on an islet on the Evros River this week. Some members of the group have been stranded for weeks after being pushed back and forth by the Turkish and Greek authorities

Turkish attacks in Iraq Iraq demands UN intervention against continued Turkish violations of its sovereignty

During a special session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, UN Special Representative in Iraq Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said that the Turkish attack on Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan earlier this month showed “shocking disregard for civilian life”

NATO summit Spain Thousands take to streets against upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain

Protesters claimed that NATO was responsible for various wars, from Yugoslavia to Libya, and is pushing for an arms race across the globe. They demanded that NATO be disbanded to ensure peace and stability in the world

Syrian parliament denounces proposed Turkish aggression as an occupation

Turkey announced last month that its forces will resume operations inside northern Syria to create “safe zone” as a buffer against possible terrorist strikes by Kurdish forces

Price rise - Ukraine-Russia war Anti-Russia policies brew trouble for the West

The US, EU, and several of their allies continue to push policies prolonging the war in Ukraine despite domestic populations facing an unprecedented rise in prices of basic commodities and poorer nation staring at an imminent food crisis

War in Syria War-ravaged Syria demands end of sanctions and occupation of its territories by US and others

The Bashar al-Assad government in Syria has called the sanctions and the occupation crimes against humanity and a form of economic warfare 

Thousands face hunger as Greece limits assistance to refugee camps and other stories

Today we look at rising hunger in refugee camps in Greece, the case against Guatemalan paramilitaries for sexual violence against Indigenous women, and more

XXII CELAC Summit: focus on inclusive economic recovery, cooperation and other stories

Today we look at the 22nd CELAC foreign ministers’ summit, the killing of 2 journalists amid clashes between 2 armed groups in Haiti, and more

Thousands protest in Buenos Aires amid government-IMF debt talks and other stories

Today we look at a debt restructuring talks between Argentina and the IMF, a workers’ protest against rising costs and poverty in Turkey, and more