Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead

The raids, confirmed by two humanitarian workers, came days after a new military offensive was launched against Tigray forces. Ethiopian military air strikes hit the capital of the Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said on Monday, returning the war abruptly to Mekelle after several months of peace. Ethiopia’s government, however, dismissedContinue reading “Air strikes target capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray; 3 civilians dead”

A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths

A 100-year-old man went on trial in Germany Thursday, accused of being an accessory to murder for serving as a Nazi SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin during World War II. The trial of the defendant, who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, was held at the Neuruppin stateContinue reading “A 100-year-old former Nazi guard has gone on trial, facing charges for 3,518 deaths”

Philippines’ Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections – media

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter will run for president in the 2022 election and her father’s long-time aide, who has filed his vice presidential candidacy, will be her running mate, ABS-CBN news reported late on Saturday. Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines’ third-largest city, and on Saturday filed her candidacy to runContinue reading “Philippines’ Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections – media”

U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff

The United Nations Security Council will privately discuss on Friday a decision by Ethiopia to expel seven senior U.N. officials, diplomats said, as malnutrition rates rise and famine looms in the country’s war-torn northern region of Tigray. The United States, Britain, Ireland, Estonia, France and Norway, plan to raise the issue during a closed-door meetingContinue reading “U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff”

Terrorism, War, and Bush 43: Crash Course US History #46

In which John Green teaches you about the tumultuous 2000’s in the United States of America, mainly the 2000’s that coincide with the presidency of George W Bush. From the controversial election in 2000, to the events of 9/11 and Bush’s prosecution of the War on Terror, the George W. Bush presidency was an eventfulContinue reading “Terrorism, War, and Bush 43: Crash Course US History #46”

Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial

A 96-year-old woman due to go on trial for alleged war crimes as a secretary at a Nazi death camp had gone into hiding. A district court in Germany had issued an arrest warrant for a 96-year-old woman who was due to go on trial on Thursday on charges of complicity in thousands of murders at the Stutthof deathContinue reading “Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial”

Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert

Children as young as 20 weeks old are being seized to force opponents to hand themselves in Myanmar’s military junta is systematically abducting the relatives of people it is seeking to arrest, including children as young as 20 weeks old, according the UN special rapporteur for the country. Tom Andrews told the UN Human RightsContinue reading “Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert”

Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old. The deadlyContinue reading “Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians”

Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents who fled army crackdown are living in hiding in Thailand as they try to seek humanitarian protection in third countries. When Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, Kaung Latt’s career as an entertainer came to an abrupt halt. A prominent supporter of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) government andContinue reading “Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand”

Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call

Villagers report school students mong those killed amid fighting with government troops near Gangaw township Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said. The fighting near Gangaw township in the north-westernContinue reading “Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call”

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