UK Supreme Court rules against planned vote on Scottish independence

The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government. The judgment is a setback for the Scottish government’s campaign to break away from the United Kingdom.

US to monitor war crimes allegations against Ukraine

The United States has announced it is monitoring allegations of Ukrainian war crimes after the circulation on Friday of videos purporting to show the execution of Russian prisoners of war, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.

US says continues to oppose any military action destabilizing Syria

The United States continues to oppose any military action that destabilizes the situation in Syria, a State Department spokesperson said on Monday, adding that Washington has communicated its serious concerns to Ankara over the impact of such an offensive on the goal to fight against Islamic State.

2 girls beheaded at ISIS family members displacement camp in Syria

A US military commander on Sunday warned of the danger facing children living in Syria’s Al-Hol displacement camp for ISIS family members after the beheaded bodies of two Egyptian girls were found in the camp’s sewage system on Tuesday, the Christian Post (CP) reports. US Central Command Gen. Michael Kurilla issued his warning after visiting Al-Hol on Thursday.

Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises

Iranian security forces have been firing on protestors in western Iran, as the number of civilian casualties rises to at least 419, the Jerusalem Post reports. The ongoing protests across Iran broke out in mid-September after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in custody following her arrest for not wearing a hijab correctly.

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