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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

US Threatens Fresh Sanctions Against Iran, JCPOA Members

The US withdrew from the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. However, it is now trying to get sanctions imposed on Iran claiming violations of a deal it is not even part of

Iran rejects US bid to reimpose sanctions

The United States, despite no longer being part of the JCPOA or the Iran nuclear deal, has been seeking the resumption of sanctions against Iran for supposed violations of the provisions of the deal

Why is the US threatening to activate ‘snapback’ sanctions on Iran?

The latest US threat of resuming sanctions comes after its failure to get the UN Security Council’s approval for an indefinite extension of the international arms embargo against Iran which is set to expire on October 18

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