Syrian hospital hit in artillery attacks on Afrin, at least 13 killed

At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources and Turkey’s government said. The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards, civil defence sources said. Video footage on social media showedContinue reading “Syrian hospital hit in artillery attacks on Afrin, at least 13 killed”

Democratic Leadership Smears Ilhan Omar Over Her Accurate Statement – The Rational National

Once again, Democratic leadership is smearing Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar over her completely accurate statement.

UN: Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region

Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and in the country’s north, the U.N. humanitarian chief said, warning there’s a risk that hundreds of thousands of people or more will die. Mark Lowcock said the economy has been destroyed along with businesses, crops and farms and there are no banking or telecommunications services. “WeContinue reading “UN: Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region”

WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict

The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday warned of “staggering health needs” in the occupied Palestinian Territories after last month’s conflict between Israel and Islamist group Hamas. “WHO is scaling up its response to provide health aid for almost 200,000 people in need across the occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT),” which includes the West Bank, WHO’s EasternContinue reading “WHO says nearly 200,000 Palestinians need health aid after Gaza conflict”

Colombia protests: UN calls for investigation into Cali deaths

The UN’s human rights chief has called on Colombia to launch an independent inquiry into the deaths of anti-government protesters in the south-western city of Cali. The city has been the epicentre of protests against President Ivan Duque and 14 people are reported to have died in recent days. Michelle Bachelet said those responsible shouldContinue reading “Colombia protests: UN calls for investigation into Cali deaths”

Syria’s al-Assad re-elected for fourth term with 95% of vote

Western powers dismissed the poll as ‘neither free nor fair’, while Syria’s opposition called it a ‘farce’. Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected for a fourth term as president of war-torn Syria with 95.1 percent of the votes cast in government-held areas, official results have shown, after a vote dismissed by the opposition and Western powersContinue reading “Syria’s al-Assad re-elected for fourth term with 95% of vote”

‘This Is the Price of War’: Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught

“Conversations around Israel/Palestine are changing in Jewish communities across the globe,” said rabbi and author Abby Stein. “It’s about time.” Human rights advocates and journalists applauded the Israeli newspaper Haaretz for its “unprecedented” cover story Thursday—one featuring the photos and stories of 67 Palestinian children killed in the latest bombardment campaign by the Israel Defense Forces.  “This is the priceContinue reading “‘This Is the Price of War’: Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught”

Karenni resistance fighters open new front against junta

The Karenni People’s Defence Force went on the offensive over the weekend, but now faces an overwhelming show of force As armed resistance to the Myanmar military’s February 1 coup continues to grow around the country, a new front has opened in the struggle between regime forces and civilians fighting back with homemade weapons.  SinceContinue reading “Karenni resistance fighters open new front against junta”

Girlfriend of Belarusian blogger ‘confesses’ in video, opposition cries foul

The girlfriend of a Belarusian blogger detained with him on Sunday after a plane they were travelling on was forced to land in Belarus appeared in a video on Tuesday evening in which she made a confession that the opposition said looked forced. Speaking fast and looking uncomfortable, Sofia Sapega, a Russian citizen and theContinue reading “Girlfriend of Belarusian blogger ‘confesses’ in video, opposition cries foul”

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