Iran’s suspicions remain justified after having revealed that the U.S. assassinated former General Qasem Soleimani in January.
Public sector workers in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Iraq staged a strike on Sunday the 29th of November in protest after their wages being withheld for in some cases since March of this year. Teachers, health workers and other civil servants made up the strike as Iraq’s deep economic crisis plunges people further into poverty.
The latest bloody flare-up in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to a tentative end last week, with a decisive victory for Azerbaijan. In 6 short weeks the aggressors have managed to claw back cities and territory had been under de-facto Armenian rule since the fall of the Soviet Union. Huge concessions have been made by the Armenian government, and the independent Artsakh republic has all but been handed over to the Azeris in a Russia-brokered peace deal which will have huge consequences for the balance of power in the region.
An Iranian court has upheld a draconian 24 year prison sentence given to a feminist activist that protested against the law that forces women to wear a hijab in public places.
Kurdish filmmaker Kutbettin Cebe has been found guilty of “creating terrorist propaganda” and sentenced to two and a half years in prison in Turkey for his documentary “Roza – The Land of Two Rivers” about the Rojava revolution filmed in 2016.
The Communist Party of Armenia have issued a statement condemning the ongoing conflict between their country and Azerbaijan and calling for peace and dialogue.
The Communist Party of Britain has condemned Azerbaijan’s ‘unprovoked attack’ on Nagorno-Karabakh, its continuing assault on Armenia and the direct military involvement of NATO member Turkey
On Tuesday (15 September 2020), Israel signed a US-backed diplomatic agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, purportedly to improve the relations in the Middle East. However this supposedly historic move from all angles comes at a cost for the Palestinian people, breaking longstanding Arab unity in opposition to Israel’s military occupation.
The Ministry of Defence has revealed that Saudi pilots have undergone test-bombings at British ‘air weapon ranges’ in cooperation with the RAF.
Fuel has been added to the fire in Lebanon with the contents of a new report detailing the surge in poverty and extreme poverty the country has experienced over the last year.