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China at UNSC China blames US for UN failure to issue statement on Palestine

The UN Security Council failed to issue a formal statement on Israeli aggression in Gaza due to US objections. This is despite growing global concern regarding the rising death toll of civilians and massive destruction inside Palestine

Israeli aggression on Gaza Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week, death toll nears 200

Despite causing horrifying levels of death and damage, Israel’s caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the brutal offensive will continue at “full force”

Protests in El Salvador after new assembly ousts Supreme Court judges and other stories

Today we look at the ousting of Supreme Court judges in El Salvador, the push towards the removal of Turkish forces from Libya, and more

Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

Syria airstrike Syria asks UNSC to prevent Israel’s repeated attacks on its territory

Syria raised the demand to the UNSC following an Israeli airstrike on Thursday using Lebanese airspace. Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes inside Syria since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011

Antonio Guterres criticizes unequal global access to COVID-19 vaccines, calls it ‘wildly unfair’

The UN secretary general pointed out that 75% of all vaccinations so far have been administered in just 10 rich countries, whereas 130 mostly poor countries have not received a single dose of vaccine

UN calls for immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops from Libya

The UN hailed the progress made in the intra-Libyan dialogue in the last couple of months that has raised hopes of the end of war in the country. Libya has been in chaos since the NATO-led invasion which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011

Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space

According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC

Iran offers full commitment to JCPOA if Biden decides to re-join the nuclear deal and lift all sanctions

The Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and imposed various sanctions against Iran without any international approval

Israel’s man in Washington

The Donald Trump administration has used all possible means to help Israel secure greater acceptability in international politics and intensify its oppression of the Palestinian people

War crimes are being committed in Yemen, says report

A group of eminent experts has demanded that the UN security council refer the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court and expand the list of persons sanctioned

UNSC rejects US demand for snapback sanctions against Iran

The admissibility of the notice submitted by Pompeo last week was questioned by 13 out of 15 members of the UNSC. Even US allies have pointed out that having left the deal in 2018, it cannot ask for sanctions

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