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Ukraine: A conflict soaked in contradictions and new patterns in war and media

War in Ukraine joins a sequence of wars that have opened sores on a very fragile planet. Wars in Africa and Asia seem endless, and some of them are rarely commented upon with any feeling in media outlets across the world

US troops in Iraq Iraq announces end of US combat mission, but US says troops not leaving 

The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country

Iraqi elections Parliamentary elections will not address major concerns raised by popular protests in Iraq 

The elections are taking place one year ahead of schedule following popular protests that broke out in October 2019 against the failure of successive governments to address the rising economic and political problems in the country

Iraqi communist party Why are Iraq’s communists boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections

The Iraqi Communist Party, which was part of the leading alliance in the last elections in 2018, announced in July that it will not participate in the upcoming national elections in October due to the lack of a conducive political atmosphere

Mapping Faultlines: Where do US imperial ambitions stand 20 years after 9/11?

It’s been 20 years since the 9/11 attacks and its impact continues across the world, mainly through the disastrous Global War on Terror. Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about America, empire and its strategies

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more

Trump pardons Blackwater guards Trump’s pardon of Blackwater guards invites global condemnation

The four guards belonging to private militia company Blackwater, which was hired by the US army during its invasion of Iraq, were originally convicted in 2014 for the murder of 14 innocent Iraqi civilians in 2007

Trump administration announces partial troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

By January, the number of troops in both these countries will be down to around 2,500. Peace activists have welcomed the decision even as sections of the establishment have resisted it

Iraqi militias propose ceasefire on the condition that US occupying forces leave the country 

Militias point to the Iraqi parliament’s resolution which called for the expulsion of foreign troops from Iraq, adding that the US troops are “not welcome in the country”

Iraqis take to the streets to mark one year of anti-government protests

Protesters claim that despite the months-long protests and change of government, none of their demands have been fulfilled. They warned of a strike from October 25 if their demands were not met

US troops withdraw from Iraq US announces withdrawal of thousands of troops from Iraq

The US administration of Donald Trump has attempted to portray the move as the fulfilment of one of his central electoral promises before the upcoming presidential elections in the US, scheduled in November

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