How Yulia Navalnaya is taking on Putin
Yulia Navalnaya, wife of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, is emerging as a new political force, after she vowed to carry on her husband’s fight for a “free Russia.”
Rafah faces a dire sanitation crisis amidst Israeli bombings
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is warning the crisis in Rafah goes beyond Israeli attacks. Municipal services have come to a halt because of the war and piles of rubble and garbage are increasing the spread of disease.
West Bank museum showcases Gazan artists
In solidarity with the war-torn people of Gaza, an "ongoing artistic demonstration" has been set up at the Palestinian Museum in Ramallah, in what the organizers say is "an alternative platform for the voices of Gazans." Most cultural sp...
Navalny's 'tortured' body handed over to his mother
The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed to his mother in the Arctic city of Salekhard, his spokeswoman says. Russian authorities had threatened to withhold the body unless the family agreed to a private funeral.
Controversy after Mexico's President releases journalist's details
The President of Mexico has revealed the phone number of a New York Times journalist after objecting to the questions she asked. Fellow reporters are condemning what they say is a presidential attack on their profession. Mexico is one of...
Aid agencies warn Gaza is on the brink of famine
Aid agencies are warning that the unfolding humanitarian crisis there will soon reach a tipping point. Palestinians across the strip are being forced to go days without food or water. And are struggling to fend off starvation, as Israel'...
Biden considers executive action on migrant crisis
The White House is considering using provisions of federal immigration law repeatedly tapped by former President Donald Trump to unilaterally enact a sweeping crackdown at the southern border, drawing intense criticism from the progressi...
Russian police arrest dual U.S. citizen for espionage
Russian authorities arrested a dual citizen of the United States and Russia, accusing her of committing treason. The woman sent just more than $50 to a New York-based non-profit that sends assistance to Ukraine.
U.N. World Food Programme suspends aid in Gaza
The United Nations' World Food Programme announced a pause in food and aid deliveries to northern Gaza after its drivers faced gunfire and violence from desperate residents swarming the trucks.
Israeli protesters block humanitarian aid to Gaza
Israel has opened alternative border crossings into Gaza for humanitarian aid trucks, but a group of protesters are attempting to stop trucks at inspection sites. Many Israelis fear that aid, particularly fuel, is helping Hamas rather th...
Israeli protesters block aid convoys bound for Gaza
Even as the threat of famine stalks the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, Israeli protesters have gathered repeatedly to stop desperately needed aid from getting into the Palestinian territory.
Desperate Palestinians risk lives for aid
Palestinians in Gaza face famine due to Israeli restrictions on aid, with starvation imminent. Food, fuel, and medicine are scarce, and people are resorting to desperate measures to feed their families.
Taliban declines to join U.N. Summit in Qatar
Lack of progress in Afghanistan is hindering political advancement, as the Taliban refuses to participate as anything less than the sole representative of the country.
Northern Gaza mill shuts down amid wheat scarcity
A mill in northern Gaza now stands silent because of Israel’s military offensive, and it's leaving the community in despair. With grain prices skyrocketing and imports all but halted, many in the Gaza strip are unable to afford the wheat...
New report find federal failures led to prison deaths
In a new report, the Department of Justice highlights several failures by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that contributed to the deaths of hundreds of inmates. The report notes several problems, like lack of security cameras and staffing ...
Western leaders react to Alexei Navalny's death
Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most formidable opponent, collapsed and died after a walk at the "Polar Wolf" Arctic penal colony where he was serving a three-decade jail term. Western leaders have poured out their con...
Venezuela expels U.N. rights agency
Venezuela has suspended the activities of the UN's human rights office in the country, and ordered its staff to leave. That's after the UN agency expressed deep concern over the detention of prominent activist Rossio Rocio San Miguel.
Israel accused of imposing forced famine on Gaza
The U.N. has been saying for several weeks that there are pockets of famine in Gaza. Hunger has become commonplace and searching for food, a daily ritual for many, now many are accusing Israel of imposing a forced famine on millions of G...
Family of Venezuelan jailed activist reported missing
A prominent Venezuelan dissident and members of her family have been missing, after being detained by security forces. It’s raised alarm among members of the opposition and human rights organisations worldwide.
Further protests in Senegal halted by ban
A protest march called against Senegalese President Macky Sall's controversial move to delay this month's presidential poll to December has been postponed after authorities banned it, organisers said.
U.K.’s Rwanda plan ‘incompatible with human rights’
The U.K. government's latest legislation to revive its controversial plan to send migrants to Rwanda is "not compatible" with the country's human rights obligations, a watchdog panel of British lawmakers has warned.
Clergy in Russia targeted by secret police
Clergy in Russia who speak out against the invasion of Ukraine risk losing their freedom. The Russian Orthodox Church officially supports what the Kremlin describes as a “special military operation.”
Israel claims discovery of tunnels under UN headquarters
Israeli forces have discovered a network of tunnels that run partly under the main U.N. agency in Gaza, calling it new evidence of Hamas exploitation of what is known as UNRWA, the U.N. relief group that aids Palestinians.
Could Palestinians be driven from the Gaza Strip?
Over a million Palestinians in the southern Gaza city of Rafah are bracing for further assault as Israel orders them to move ever further south towards the Egyptian border, prompting fears the population may be driven over the border.
Italy agrees to accept injured Gazan children
Italy has agreed to receive a hundred injured Gazan children and their families by providing medical treatment and international protection opportunities.
Climate change, conflicts make starvation problem worse
Millions die from hunger every year. Enough food is being produced in the world for everyone, but almost a third of it goes to waste. A conference in Qatar is looking at ways to ensure people's basic needs are being met. There are fears ...
One year after earthquake, many Syrians feel forgotten
The deadly earthquake one year ago, registering a magnitude of 7.8, claimed over 50,000 lives in Turkey and 5,900 in Syria, and left millions homeless, making it the deadliest disaster in the region. Many Syrians in the Idlib region in t...
Basic necessities in Gaza face severe inflation
Gaza's high costs and low income make diapers a luxury. With prices around $1 per diaper, many parents are forced to find alternatives, such as pieces of cloth. The situation is worsened by the lack of aid and basic hygiene products, mak...
Turkey earthquake: Humanitarian ship houses homeless
It has been one year since a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck southern Turkey, killing 53,537 people. Authorities say 13 million people were affected and one and a half million left homeless.