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Migrant women are holding society together during this pandemic

Throughout the past year, as the epidemic has ravaged the world, domestic workers, the bulk of whom are migrant women, have shouldered extremely heavy burdens. At the same time, their working conditions have taken a turn for the worse

US activists on hunger strike demand end to Yemen blockade

Six activists launched a strike on March 29 in Washington DC, demanding an end to the US-supported blockade of Yemen led by Saudi Arabia. A National Day of Fasting will also be observed on Thursday

Bahrainis continue protests demanding release of prisoners amid COVID-19 pandemic

Protests took place for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday demanding the release of prisoners from overcrowded jails. Protesters also condemned the blackout of news regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in the facilities

Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Besides China, the Palestinian Authority has also received vaccines from other sources, including doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and Russian Sputnik V

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century

Saudi-led military coalition bombs Yemen again

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen bombed several targets in Houthi-controlled areas in what they termed retaliation for attacks inside Saudi Arabia

International Criminal Court announces investigation into war crimes in Palestine

The announcement comes a month after the ICC ruling which declared that it had jurisdiction to conduct an investigation into suspected war crimes in Palestine

Houthis condemn US sanctions on two of its military commanders

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on Mansur al-Saadi, the Houthi naval forces chief of staff, and Ahmad Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi, commander of the air force and air defense forces

Palestinian human rights group seeks investigation into violence from illegal Yitzhar settlement

The Palestinian human rights group Al Haq appealed to the United Nations Special Procedures to look into violence by settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement, including shooting at villagers with live ammunition and torching agricultural lands

US to remove terrorist tag for Houthis

The Biden administration reversed the decision of its predecessor to declare the Yemeni group Ansar Allah as part of its list of foreign terrorist organizations and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist

UN and others urge Egyptian government to stop persecution of activists in the country

Thousands of activists, journalists, lawyers and opposition figures have been thrown in prison in the country as part of a massive, ongoing crackdown on human rights and dissent since the regime of president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power in 2014

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