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UN says strongly condemns Russian strikes across Ukraine

      The UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine harshly condemned Monday's wave of deadly Russian strikes across Ukraine, including on Kyiv, saying "dozens of people have been killed and injured". "It is unconscionable that children are killed and injured in this war," she said in a statement, referring to a strike on a children's hospital in Kyiv, which Ukrainian officials said was hit by a Russian cruise missile. nl/vog/jm […]

todayJuly 8, 2024 3


Kyiv says Russia hit children’s hospital with cruise missile

      Ukraine said this afternoon that Russian forces had struck a children's hospital in Kyiv with a cruise missile, as part of a nationwide bombardment that killed more than two dozen people. The Security Services of Ukraine (SBU) said its initial assessment found that Moscow had struck the facility with a KH-101 strategic cruise missile, while a senior presidential official Andriy Yermak said the projectile "contains dozens of […]

todayJuly 8, 2024 5


Sudan warring sides using starvation as weapon: UN experts

        Both sides in Sudan's brutal civil war are using starvation as a weapon of war, UN experts said Wednesday, charging that foreign governments providing them military support were "complicit" in war crimes. War has raged for more than a year between the regular military (SAF) under army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. […]

todayJune 26, 2024 7


Over 80 killed in Eastern Congo Attacks

    More than 80 people have been killed in a spate of attacks over the past week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local authorities have blamed the killings on members of an Islamist militia known as the Allied Democratic Forces. Chris Ocamringa (Otchamringa) has more from Kinshasa.  

todayJune 10, 2024 21

South Africa

Spain joins S. Africa’s Gaza case at UN top court

      Spain said on Thursday that it will join South Africa's case at the UN's top court in which Pretoria has accused Israel of "genocide" in the Gaza Strip. "Our sole goal is to put an end to the war and to advance on the road of applying the two-state solution", Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said at a press conference. His statement came a week after Spain, […]

todayJune 6, 2024 9


Ukraine wants more freedom to strike targets inside Russia

    Ukraine says it would urge allies to give its troops more free-dom to strike military targets inside Russia after the United States partially lifted restrictions on the use of some Western-supplied weapons. Washington last week gave Ukraine limited permission to use Western-supplied weapons to strike some military targets on Russian territory. The issue has been deeply divisive among Ukraine's supporters, with some reluctant to permit Ukraine to strike […]

todayJune 4, 2024 11


Iran’s intervention in Sudan’s civil war advances its geopolitical goals − but not without risks

Members of the Sudanese Armed Forces on Aug. 14, 2023. AFP via Getty Images By Eric Lob, Florida International University   Iran’s role in funding and arming proxy groups in the Middle East has been well documented and has gotten extra attention since the Hamas-led attack in Israel in October 2023. Similarly, Tehran’s arms shipments to Russia are well known and have prompted complaints and sanctions from the West. But […]

todayMay 29, 2024 21


M23 seizes key mining town in the DRC

A town at the heart of mining coltan, a key ingredient in making mobile phones, has been seized in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by rebel forces, their spokesperson Willy Ngoma has said. The BBC reports that Rubaya fell into the hands of M23 fighters on Tuesday following heavy clashes with government troops. The DRC’s government has not yet commented, but a civil society activist confirmed that M23 had captured […]

todayMay 2, 2024 6