UN Security Council
Daily Round-up | 17 anti-coup protesters killed in Peru & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the killing of anti-coup protesters in Peru, protests against the coup attempt in Brazil, a strike by nurses in New York, and the UNSC approving aid for rebel-held areas in Syria

Daily Round-up | UNSC urges maintaining of status quo in Al-Aqsa & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the UN Security Council discussion on Al Aqsa, a report on melting of glaciers, a ban on the funding of the HDP party in Turkey, and Brazil rejoining CELAC

Doing business with the Taliban govt.

Russia and China have refused to tag along with the western ground rules. Instead, both have decided to do business with the Taliban government

Game of nuclear chicken in Zaporozhye

The IAEA’s priority is supposedly nuclear safety, but its priority in Ukraine appears to be to fulfil the selfish political demands of Ukraine and its NATO allies

UN Security Council agrees to extend aid to rebel-held regions of Syria for six months

The decision was a compromise after an earlier resolution to continue support for the rebel-held areas for a full year was vetoed by Russia. The Syrian government and Russia have said the supply violates the country’s sovereignty

Sudanese Resistance Committees reject UN calls to negotiate with coup leaders

UN’s calls for negotiation with the coup leaders “is extremely disrespectful” of Sudan’s struggle for democracy, says Resistance Committee spokesperson Dania Atabani

UN IPCC report details accelerating, irreversible climate impacts and other stories

Today we look at the IPCC report on adaptation and vulnerability, the killing of 5 civilians by the Philippines army in a supposed “encounter”, and more

UN Security Council holds session on Ukraine, Poland pledges arms and other stories

Today we look at the UN Security Council special session on Ukraine, a major oil spill spreading to Ecuador’s Amazon region, and more

After repeated appeals, UNSC approves resolution for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

22.8 million people in Afghanistan are facing potentially life-threatening food insecurity this winter. The World Food Programme has warned that 8.7 million people are nearing famine-like conditions.

2021 sees drastic rise in migrant deaths, detentions off Libyan coast and other stories

Today we look at migrant deaths and detentions in the Mediterranean Sea, repression of Palestinian prisoners protesting Israeli violence, and more

As UN discusses dam on the Nile, Ethiopia regrets bypassing of regional forums

The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has taken a fresh turn with the UN Security Council taking up the issue on the urging of Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia termed this step a dangerous precedent as it took the negotiation process away from the African Union

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes