The deal was for the supply of medical equipment to Iran. INSTEX was devised in 2018 by Germany, France and the UK as a special purpose vehicle to bypass the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US
March 26 marked the fifth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
Intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, which is supported by the US and others, has led to what the United Nations has called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis of the century” in Yemen
There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19
President Barham Salih declared Adnan al-Zurfi, the former governor of Najaf, the country’s new prime minister designate on March 17. Al-Zurfi may have a tough time winning parliamentary approval due to his perceived pro-US stance and allegations of corruption
The fall in the international prices of oil may be good news for oil-importing countries such as India. However, economies of most of the oil producing countries will suffer massively if the prices remain at this level
The formal hearings for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange began on February 24, Monday, within the premises of the high-security Belmarsh prison where he is being held. Large crowds of his supporters gathered outside
According to the Financial Secrecy Index 2020 published by the Tax Justice Network, the US has emerged as the second safest tax haven. The British overseas territory of the Cayman Islands is the “safest tax haven” in the world
The elections to the Majlis that are scheduled for February 21 are taking place at a time of intense diplomatic and political aggression by the US. This has strengthened the conservative sections in the country
Interview with Andreas Sörensen, Chairman of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP)
The final results of the elections are still awaited as opposition candidates have alleged widespread fraud and rigging, and have challenged the preliminary results
Meanwhile, the Taliban has intensified its war against government forces in several provinces of Afghanistan. It carried out an attack in Kabul on Monday, killing over 16 people.