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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

At least 26 Palestinians including 9 children killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

The airstrikes were carried out by Israel through Monday night and Tuesday morning, destroying several houses and civilian installations in the densely populated region

Over 300 Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque complex

For the second time in four days, Israeli forces attacked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem with stun grenades, tear gas sells and rubber-coated bullets. The attack came ahead of a provocative march by Jewish settlers in the city

US to restore relations with Palestinians but will continue “steadfast support” to Israel

The Biden administration has also said it will support the two-state solution. However, it has already made clear it will not reverse its predecessor’s shifting of the US embassy to Jerusalem in violation of international law

Haiti has a long history of being assaulted by its Latin American neighbors

A 15-year peacekeeping mission by the UN in Haiti that ended one year ago still has unanswered questions about how Latin American nations came to participate in the occupation against a small, unarmed and impoverished Caribbean nation.

US prepares to impose unilateral arms embargo against Iran after failing to garner support in the UN

The US is considering issuing an executive order within days which will threaten secondary sanctions against countries or firms buying or selling arms from and to Iran

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