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US plans embassy in Jerusalem Palestinians file objection to US plan to build new embassy on stolen land in Jerusalem

The objection has been filed on behalf of descendants of the original Palestinian owners, from whom the land was confiscated soon after the creation of Israel in 1948

Beirut blast investigation Controversy over Beirut blasts probe escalates

The investigation into the August 2020 blasts, which killed over 200 people and injured thousands, has become a point of contention after controversial judge Tarek Bitar said he was resuming proceedings. Lebanon’s Chief Prosecutor Ghassan Oweidat has filed charges against Bitar

Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen Saudi Arabia-led coalition carries out fresh airstrikes in Yemen, killing five including three children  

The airstrikes carried out this week constitute a break in the larger pattern of relative peace in Yemen, months after the collapse of a formal UN-led ceasefire in October last year

EP resolution against Iran Iran warns of retaliatory measures if EU member countries designate IRGC a terrorist organization   

Last week, the European parliament adopted a resolution asking member countries to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization over its alleged “terrorist activities, suppression of protests, and supplying of drones to Russia”

Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia Azerbaijan Fresh troubles between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and challenges to Russian influence in the region 

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the “blockade” of the Lachin corridor have kicked off a global geopolitical race in the region 

Iranian oil to Lebanon Hezbollah claims the US is preventing Iranian oil supply to Lebanon, leaving millions to suffer

Iran had offered free fuel to crisis-hit Lebanon to address shortages that have affected almost all economic activities in the country. Most of Lebanon is able to get just two hours of electricity each day due to the severe shortage

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

The US and NATO assumed that it would be easy to convince Turkey to let Sweden enter NATO. However, Erdoğan kept shifting the goal post and refined his conditions

UK arms sale to Saudi coalition in Yemen At least 87 Yemenis killed and 136 injured in 14 months with arms supplied by UK and US: report

According to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), the UK alone has sold weapons worth nearly USD 28 billion to Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the war in Yemen in 2015

Mass rally Yemen Mass rallies across Yemen denounce Saudi-led war and blockade 

The US has been supplying weapons to the Saudi-led international coalition in Yemen and helping it implement the blockade of the country, despite announcing an end to its role in the war in 2021

Russian FM on talks with Ukraine Russia says Ukraine’s conditions for peace summit are not acceptable

Earlier this week, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dymtro Kuleba proposed a peace summit after Russia faced an international tribunal for its alleged war crimes in Ukraine and agrees to pay remuneration for Ukrainian losses, among other conditions

A call to the people: If capitalism is to be fought, it has to be fought in the DRC 

The mineral-rich eastern provinces of the DRC have been repeatedly invaded and attacked by proxy forces known to be backed by Rwanda and Uganda, both key allies of US interests in the region

Why do rebel militias continue to kill in the Congo?

In a recent incident, the M23 rebel group has been accused of killing at least 300 civilians by the Congolese government. Kambale Musavuli from Centre for Research on the Congo traces the history of this rebel group.