An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by violence and fighting in Myanmar this year and are in need of assistance, the United Nations humanitarian agency has said. Myanmar has been in crisis since a February 1 coup overthrew an elected government, prompting nationwide anger that has led to protests,[…]
Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, Canada. Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewa said they have likely found “751 unmarked graves. This is not a mass grave site. These are[…]
Dozens of people have been reportedly killed after an air attack targeted a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, a day after residents said fighting had flared north of the regional capital, Mekelle. The bomb hit the market at approximately 1pm (10:00 GMT), according to[…]
A southern African bloc of countries has agreed to deploy troops to Mozambique to help it tackle an escalating conflict that has over the past three-and-a-half years killed nearly 3,000 people and displaced almost 800,000. The 16-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc “approved” the deployment of the “SADC Standby[…]
An Egyptian TikTok influencer has been arrested after she and another influencer were convicted of human trafficking and handed long jail terms. In the latest twist in a nearly year-long saga, a Cairo court on Sunday sentenced Haneen Hossam, 20, in absentia to 10 years in prison, and co-defendant Mawadah[…]
Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip have warned Israel against delays in lifting restrictions imposed on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave and impeding reconstruction after last month’s devastating attacks. The warning was issued on Tuesday after leaders of various factions in the Gaza Strip met in a Hamas office to discuss[…]
Hamas’s talks with the United Nations over the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip have failed, the group’s leader in the enclave said. “This was a bad meeting and it was completely negative,” Yahya Sinwar said on Monday. “The meeting with the UN delegation was thorough and they listened to[…]
Israeli police used stun grenades and sprayed skunk water on Palestinians overnight in the flashpoint occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. There were clashes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians earlier Monday evening with Israeli media reporting stones and chairs were thrown between the opposing sides. The Palestine Red Crescent[…]
Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said there are “no obstacles” standing in the way of restoring ties with Saudi Arabia, indicating his willingness to mend a fractured relationship with its regional rival. Speaking at a news conference on Monday – his first since winning Iran’s presidential elections – Raisi said that[…]
Far-right settlers raided the home of a prominent Palestinian activist in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to a local news agency. The Quds News Agency reported that Bezalel Smotrich, a far-right member of the Knesset, was among a group of Israeli settlers who entered the Sheikh[…]
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