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Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

Egypt HRW report HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings

The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government’s widespread rights violations

New Afghan govt Taliban’s new government draws heavy criticism for lack of representation, record of ministers

Contrary to the Taliban’s assurances of giving representation to all sections of Afghan society, the 33-member new government has minimal representation from ethnic minorities and no woman ministers

Guinea coup Coup in Guinea: military arrests president Alpha Conde, dissolves government

The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time

Israeli blockade of Gaza Israeli allows entry of construction goods in Gaza, extends fishing limit to 15 nautical miles

Israeli authorities also announced granting an additional 5,000 Palestinian businessmen from Gaza entry permits into Israel, along with an increase in the water supplied to Gaza by five million cubic meters

Afghanistan children Nearly 33,000 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan since 2005

According to Save the Children, the actual number of children killed in Afghanistan in the last two decades is likely to be much higher as the data does not include victims of starvation, disease and poverty

Elections in Somalia hit another roadblock

The opposition presidential candidates have rejected the new framework weakening the authority of clans and empowering the heads of state governments to determine candidates who will elect MPs to the lower house

Israeli attacks injure scores of Palestinians demanding the end of blockade in Gaza

Wednesday’s demonstrations were organized following the Israeli attack on a similar protest on Saturday, which killed one Palestinian and injured several others, including a 13-year-old 

Israel carries out airstrikes on Gaza violating ceasefire agreement again

Israel has increased its assaults on Gaza recently. On August 21, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza border injuring at least 41

Israel violates ceasefire agreement yet again, bombs Gaza

Monday’s Israeli bombing on the occupied Palestinian territory was the second in less than a week and a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement in May, which ended the 11-day Israeli offensive on Gaza

UN calls for a united, inclusive and representative new government in Afghanistan  

The Taliban issued a general amnesty to all government employees on Tuesday. It also promised the formation of a new government soon

Canada arms sale Rights groups ask Canada to stop its weapon sales to Saudi Arabia 

The Justin Trudeau-led government in Canada has repeatedly ignored similar calls in the past, claiming that “there is no serious risk” of its military equipment being used for human rights violations in Yemen 

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