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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

Palestinians welcome resumption of US aid to UNRWA

In 2018, the Donald Trump-led US administration had stopped humanitarian aid to the UN agency which caters to the need of 5.7 million Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories and beyond

Ahead of nuclear deal meeting in Vienna, Iran calls for lifting of all US sanctions

Iranian officials said that there were no plans for meetings with US officials “directly or indirectly.” They also rejected any step-by-step proposal for the restoration of the deal, calling for the immediate withdrawal of sanctions

Haitians denounce US and UN support for Moïse regime and other stories

Today we take a look at the recent demonstration outside the US embassy in Haiti, the illegal detention of five Palestinian children by Israeli forces, new research documenting the planned use of lethal force in Myanmar and the mobilizations by airline workers in Thailand

Train workers strike in Santiago as protests continue in Chile and other stories

We take a look at the strike by Santiago Subway workers in Chile, the deaths of over 12 minors during a military operation in Colombia, congressional approval of the 1.9 trillion dollar Covid relief bill in the US, an appeal by low income and poor countries to WTO to waive vaccine patents, and the annulment of the criminal convictions against Brazil’s former progressive president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

China urges the West to stop baseless propaganda, offers greater cooperation on various issues 

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi criticized rumors about genocide of Uyghurs minorities spread by the media and claimed that the population of Uyghurs minorities has more than doubled in the last 40 years

Report reveals toll of Syrian conflict on healthcare facilities and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at a report published by the International Rescue Committee on Syria, the imposition of sanctions against 2 Houthi leaders by the US, the 21st meeting of the Political Council of the ALBA-TCP, and the fight to bring justice to Berta Cáceres

Iran will seek compensation for the losses caused by the sanctions after US returns to the deal

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said that the country has suffered a loss of over USD 1 trillion due to over 1.600 sanctions imposed by the US since its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018

Morocco's violations in Western Sahara Activists warn resumption of armed conflict in Western Sahara over Morocco’s continued violations

The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people

Arms sales Renewed global pressure to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

More than 90 human rights and anti-war organizations wrote a letter to the US president demanding cancellation of billions of dollars of arms sales to the two countries on the day that the European Parliament adopted a resolution asking member countries to do the same

Proud Boys Canada Canada declares pro-Trump white supremacist group Proud Boys a terrorist organization

Proud Boys, which was founded by a Canadian Gavin McInnes, in 2016 describes itself as “western chauvinist” and has openly supported many of Donald Trump’s racist policies

Israel rushes to approve new illegal settlements before Trump leaves

Israel is rushing to approve new settlements ahead of Donald Trump relinquishing office. The move is also seen as an attempt by the Netanyahu government to win far-right support ahead of the elections

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