U.S. senate minority leader Mitch Mcconnell to retire
Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, has announced his resignation, marking a significant shift in the Republican Party. This move is seen as a reflection of the growing influence of former President Donald Trump within the party.
U.N. peacekeeping forces hand over base in D.R. Congo
The UN's peacekeeping mission is withdrawing from the Democratic Republic of Congo after a quarter century, raising concerns about how the government will manage the over 100 armed groups still operating in the country.
Indian, Nepali families seek safe return of men fighting in Ukraine
South Asian countries are facing high levels of unemployment, causing many young people to enlist in foreign armies as a means of employment. This decision, however, comes with significant risks and dangers, prompting government interven...
Previously banned dialect makes a comeback in Taiwan
In Taiwan, February 28 is the anniversary of the 1947 crackdown by the Chinese nationalist government. 77 years on, Taiwanese celebrate an identity very different from the one they believe was forced on them by mainland China. One of the...
Biden wins Michigan primary, faces backlash over Gaza
Donald Trump defeated Nikki Haley in the Republican primary in the battleground state of Michigan, while President Joe Biden easily won the Democratic one. But more than 100,000 people cast a protest vote against Biden, over his support ...
Threat of famine for 576,000 Palestinians
At least 576,000 people in the Gaza Strip - that's one quarter of the population - are one step away from famine. That's according to a senior United Nations aid official. Security Council members have been meeting to discuss the food s...
'Pressure to compete' blamed for South Korea's low birth rate
South Korea’s population has been declining for years at one of the fastest rates in the world as a result of a plummeting fertility rate. A recent central bank report suggests the pressure on young people to compete is to blame.
Vaccine hesitancy fuels measles outbreak in U.K.
The UK's second biggest city is suffering a major outbreak of measles. More than 70 percent of cases in the country have been recorded in Birmingham. Many have occurred among groups where vaccination levels are low.
U.S. extradites former commander back to Colombia
The former leader of a far-right Colombian paramilitary group has arrived back home after being extradited from the United States. Salvatore Mancuso served a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking.
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.
June elections proposed amid Senegal's instability
Ahmed Oubah and Macky Sall sit down to address Senegal's instability and propose potential solutions. One proposal is to hold June 2nd elections, but there are also concerns surrounding a controversial amnesty for demonstration acts.
Emir of Qatar meets with Macron to discuss Gaza war
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in an official state visit to Paris. The two are expected to discuss Israel's ongoing war on Gaza. The talks follow the truce and prisone...
Babies prioritized for measles booster in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, the government is rushing to control the spread of measles. A booster vaccine roll-out is being prioritized for babies.
Palestinians rally on the streets of Ramallah
Dozens of Palestinians have rallied on the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank. They're protesting against a number of issues including the war in Gaza. The demonstrations come after the resignation of the Palestinian Prime Minister and...
Web Summit 2024 kicks off in Qatar
Web Summit Qatar is set to be a game-changer with a $1 billion QIA investment attracting over 1,000 startups, 80+ countries, and 500+ investors. The event is also highlighting a diverse group of women-led impact startups, making it an ex...
E.U. farmers demand minimum prices, end to trade deals
Farmers across Europe are taking to the streets to protest against EU agricultural policies. They are calling for minimum prices and an end to trade agreements, while criticizing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Green Deal.
Israeli jets bomb eastern Lebanon
Israel has hit Hezbollah targets in eastern Lebanon for the first time since the start of the war on Gaza. At least two simultaneous Israeli strikes hit around the city of Baalbek. The Israeli army says the strikes were in retaliation fo...
Thousands rally in support of Bolsonaro amid coup probe
A large rally has been held in Brazil by supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro. He's trying to avoid a jail sentence as he battles several prosecutions. They include plotting a coup against his successor after losing the Pres...
Senegal's President Sall holds negotiations to end crisis
Opposition parties in Senegal are refusing to take part in talks aimed at establishing a new date for the presidential election. They say the proposed talks are a ploy by President Macky Sall to cling onto power.
Sudanese seek refuge in Libya
Sudan's army chief has visited neighboring Libya, where an influx of Sudanese refugees has sparked warnings of an impending humanitarian disaster. Many migrants are worried about their families back home.
South Korea sets deadline for striking doctors to return to work
South Korea's vice health minister warned young doctors taking part in a mass walkout they may lose their licenses if they don't return to work by March. The six-day walkout by junior doctors in South Korea shows no sign of ending.
Calls for Israeli occupation to be declared illegal at I.C.J.
It’s the final day of hearings at the International Court of Justice - which is examining the legality of Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestinian lands. 51 countries and three organisations have presented their arguments.
Philippine protesters resist bid to change constitution
Philippine protesters are taking to the streets to resist the bid of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator, to change the constitution, fearing it will pave the way for him to gain a monopoly on power.
Haley loses home state primary to Trump landslide
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has won the latest Republican primary, beating Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina. This is the fifth contest he's won, bringing him closer to the presidential nomination.
Russian strike hits historic church in Kostiantynivka
Russia is being accused of a missile attack on a railway station in eastern Ukraine. The governor of Donetsk region said Sunday's attack also hit a church and other buildings in Kostiantynivka.
New York: Jewish groups rally for Gaza peace deal
Jews around the world are adding their voices to the calls for a ceasefire in Gaza. In New York, home to the largest population of Jews in the world outside of Israel, demonstrations demanding peace have intensified in recent months.
Dutch Diplomat Angelique Eijpe resigns
Some civil servants in the US and Europe are taking a stand against their governments' support for Israel's war in Gaza. Several have resigned because they no longer feel able to implement government policies they disagreed with.
'Dahomey' documentary wins top prize at Berlin film festival
Mati Diop’s documentary on the first major return of looted treasures from Europe to Africa beat several veteran directors to the top prize at the Berlin film festival.
Oppenheimer wins big at Screen Actors Guild Awards
Oppenheimer has picked up three prizes, including the top honour, at Hollywood’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, boosting the historical epic’s chances of grabbing the Oscar for best picture next month.