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www.nytimes.com People Leaving Rafah Describe Fearful Flight From Israeli Assaults

‘We feel depressed and so exhausted from repeating the same suffering,’ one mother of 11 said.

People Leaving Rafah Describe Fearful Flight From Israeli Assaults

Manal al-Wakeel and her extended family of 30 people thought they were going home.

Displaced from their home in Gaza City months ago, Ms. al-Wakeel and relatives began packing their bags on Monday and preparing to dismantle their tent in Rafah, at the southern edge of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas had announced that it had accepted a cease-fire proposal from Qatar and Egypt, leaving many Gazans thinking that a truce was imminent. Their joy was short-lived; it soon became clear that Hamas was not talking about the same proposal endorsed days earlier by Israel, which said the two sides remained far apart.

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These 8 countries joined US in opposing UN’s latest Palestinian resolution

Eight countries joined the U.S. in opposing the UN’s latest resolution to allow Palestine to qualify to become a full UN member.

The United Nations General Assembly backed the Palestinian bid to be eligible for a full UN membership on Friday, with 143 countries voting in favor, 25 abstaining and nine voting against.

Those nine countries that opposed the Palestinian recognition to join the international body are the U.S., Israel, Argentina, Czech Republic, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Hungary and Papua New Guinea.

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www.dw.com Press Award goes to DW documentary about death squad – DW – 05/10/2024

A DW team has won a prestigious journalism prize for an investigative documentary, in which it provides evidence of targeted killings by an elite unit of the Bangladeshi army.

Press Award goes to DW documentary about death squad – DW – 05/10/2024
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South Africa asks World Court to order Israel's withdrawal from Rafah

AMSTERDAM, May 10 (Reuters) - South Africa has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order Israel to withdraw from Rafah as part of additional emergency measures over the war in Gaza, the U.N.'s top court said on Friday. In the ongoing case brought by South Africa, which accuses Israel of acts of genocide against Palestinians, the World Court in January ordered Israel to refrain from any acts that could fall under the Genocide Convention and to ensure its troops commit no genocidal acts against Palestinians.

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[META] Looking for new mods that reside in APAC/AUS region
  • Hi there, we talked on discord but thought I'd make a comment here too.

    Not from Asia/Aus region but due to my timezone and work I am available in the peak activity time for those regions.

    I think that I would be a good fit for the team as I have had months of experience working with the c/world and c/politics team. I like to encourage discussion on these very important topics by following the community rules and acting on reports made by users promptly and with my own bias acknowledged. I choose not to comment much in the discussion as I feel that a moderators' presence should be seen through the discussion not heard in the discussion itself.

    I don't think I would change anything as the community here is already fantastic and I just want to help out the existing team!

    Thank you for your efforts to make lemmy.world the best

  • Just wanted to say a quick hello to all the other women out there on Lemmy
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  • Leaked Military Docs Say Russia Could Go to War With NATO in 2024
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  • Putin could attack NATO in ‘5 to 8 years,’ German defense minister warns – POLITICO
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  • Poll: US Public Support for Israel Wanes as 68 Percent Call for Ceasefire
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  • Iran Deploys Destroyer to Red Sea
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  • www.vox.com How cyberscams are drawing China into Myanmar’s civil war

    The surprising connection among cybercrime, human trafficking, and a raging guerrilla war.

    How cyberscams are drawing China into Myanmar’s civil war

    Last fall, a coalition of rebel groups known as the Three Brotherhood Alliance launched a rapid-fire offensive across Myanmar’s northern Shan state, quickly overrunning more than 100 military outposts and seizing several key towns along the country’s border with China.

    This in itself was not unusual. Myanmar’s military government has faced insurgencies from ethnic and political militias for decades, and there’s been a major uptick in rebel activity since the 2021 coup, which brought the country’s current military junta to power, ending a short period of representative government. Over the past few months, the government has been rapidly losing ground to rebel forces in several regions of the country.

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    www.vaticannews.va Pope encourages Marxists and Christians to fight corruption, uphold rule-of-law - Vatican News

    Pope Francis meets with representatives of the Dialop Transversal dialogue project, an initiative that invites socialists and Christians to work for a ...

    Pope encourages Marxists and Christians to fight corruption, uphold rule-of-law - Vatican News

    People who are poor, unemployed, homeless, immigrants, or exploited, as well as all those killed by past dictatorships and turned into rubbish by the "throwaway culture" of the present: the level of a society's civilisation is measured by the way they are treated, the Pope said.

    Pope Francis reiterated the centrality of the vulnerable as well as the urgency of countering the triple "scourge" of corruption, abuse of power, and lawlessness—both in politics and in society—in his address on Wednesday with representatives of the DIALOP transversal dialogue project.

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    New Year, New Mod Drama
  • true and while this community was allowing world politics I was posting here instead of in globalpolitics but now that the politics mods have reverted that rule I am following it

  • New Year, New Mod Drama
  • If you want to check out the world partner to this politics community there is https://lemmy.world/c/globalpolitics

  • New Year, New Mod Drama
  • I actually made one a few months ago it is linked in the https://lemmy.world/c/politics and https://lemmy.world/c/world sidebar: https://lemmy.world/c/globalpolitics

  • www.scmp.com US climate envoy John Kerry to leave Biden administration

    The former secretary of state will depart later this winter and plans to help the US president’s election campaign.

    US climate envoy John Kerry to leave Biden administration

    US climate envoy John Kerry will leave the administration later this winter and plans to help President Joe Biden’s election campaign, Kerry’s office said on Saturday.

    Kerry, a US former secretary of state, informed his staff earlier on Saturday after speaking with Biden earlier this week, a spokesman for Kerry said.

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    www.aljazeera.com UN says all peacekeepers will leave DR Congo by end of 2024

    Congolese authorities say the decades-old UN mission failed to protect civilians from armed groups.

    UN says all peacekeepers will leave DR Congo by end of 2024

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has helped in the fight against rebels for more than two decades, will completely withdraw from the country by December.

    “After 25 years of presence, MONUSCO will definitively leave the DRC no later than the end of 2024,” Bintou Keita, head of the mission known as MONUSCO said at a media briefing in the Congolese capital Kinshasa on Saturday.

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    www.telesurenglish.net Houthi Retaliation Threats Echo After US Airstrikes in Yemen

    <p>All U.S. and British interests have become legitimate targets, the Houthi's Council declared.</p>

    Houthi Retaliation Threats Echo After US Airstrikes in Yemen

    All U.S. and British interests have become legitimate targets, the Houthi's Council declared.

    A geopolitical storm is brewing in the Red Sea after U.S.-led strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen on Friday sparked a strong reaction from the Iran-backed militia, who immediately condemned the "brutal aggression" and vowed retaliation

    The Houthi's Supreme Political Council declared that it would not allow the aggressors to escape punishment and "all U.S. and British interests have become legitimate targets."

    Meanwhile, the internationally recognized government of Yemen issued a statement condemning recent military actions by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea, blaming the Houthis for "dragging the country into a military confrontation arena for propaganda purposes."

    The strikes mainly targeted weapons stores and drone assembly workshops to "intentionally avoid a direct impact on senior Houthi leaders," said Salah Bin Laghbar, an Anden-based political analyst.

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    www.bbc.com Kuenssberg: The thorny politics of Houthi strikes for Sunak and Starmer

    The PM and the Labour leader agree on military action but it could be just the beginning of their problems.

    Kuenssberg: The thorny politics of Houthi strikes for Sunak and Starmer

    "To wake up and find out your country has bombed another country is serious indeed".

    As a former minister put it, you are not alone if you heard the headlines on the radio, or a news alert pinged on your phone saying the UK had carried out military strikes on Yemen and wondered, what on earth is going on?

    So why did Prime Minister Rishi Sunak get the UK involved in the strikes on the Houthis? As so often in politics, the causes and the consequences are simple but complex too.

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    www.aljazeera.com World reacts to Taiwan election as China says reunification ‘inevitable’

    Beijing says its stance on reunification remains unchanged as world leaders congratulate William Lai Ching-te.

    World reacts to Taiwan election as China says reunification ‘inevitable’

    China said “reunification” with Taiwan was still “inevitable” after president-elect William Lai Ching-te won Saturday’s pivotal election on the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own.

    Lai, from the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won despite warnings from China not to vote for him. He took 40.2 percent of votes cast, according to results from the Central Election Commission.

    “I want to thank the Taiwanese people for writing a new chapter in our democracy,” Lai said in his victory speech. “We are telling the international community that between democracy and authoritarianism, we will stand on the side of democracy.”

    In the run-up to the polls, China denounced Lai as a dangerous separatist, said he would be a threat to peace in the region if he won, and called the elections a choice between “peace and war”.

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    www.bbc.com Colombia landslide kills 23 including many sheltering in house

    Some 23 people are killed and the local mayor says more are still trapped by debris.

    Colombia landslide kills 23 including many sheltering in house

    A landslide in north-west Colombia has killed at least 23 people and injured around 30 more, local authorities say.

    The road connecting the cities of Medellín and Quibdo had been closed by several landslides, so many people stopped their cars to take shelter in a house near the community of Carmen de Atrato, a local official said.

    Another landslide then struck the road, burying them and some of the vehicles.

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    www.theguardian.com ‘We are at war’: Ecuador’s president vows to crack down on gangs behind week of violence

    After criminals storm TV station and take prison guards hostage, Daniel Noboa pledges to stop his country becoming a narco-state

    ‘We are at war’: Ecuador’s president vows to crack down on gangs behind week of violence

    Ecuador’s president, Daniel Noboa, has denied that his government is embarking on an indiscriminate campaign to hunt down and kill gang members, as the South American country continues to reel from a week of chaos and deadly violence that he has classified as a war.

    In his first interviews since the turmoil began last Monday, Ecuador’s 36-year-old leader said he was determined to stop his country becoming a “narco-state” and believed the only way to do so was with a hardline crackdown on the organised crime groups bringing “terror” to its prison system and streets.

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    apnews.com 4 Ukrainian citizens were among those captured when a helicopter went down in Somalia this week

    Ukraine’s foreign affairs ministry says that four of its citizens were among those captured by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Somalia after their helicopter that was contracted by the United Nations made an emergency landing in territory controlled by the militants earlier this week.

    4 Ukrainian citizens were among those captured when a helicopter went down in Somalia this week

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign affairs ministry says that four of its citizens were among those captured by al-Qaida-linked extremists in Somalia after their helicopter that was contracted by the United Nations made an emergency landing in territory controlled by the militants earlier this week.

    Officials say the helicopter went down on Wednesday because of engine failure and was then attacked by al-Shabab militants who killed one person and abducted the other passengers.

    “Our citizens were members of the helicopter crew of the United Nations Mission in Somalia that crashed,” said Oleh Nikolenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry said Friday in a Facebook post.

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    apnews.com French foreign minister visits Kyiv and pledges solidarity as Russia launches attacks

    France’s new Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to meet with his counterpart in a sign of support for Ukraine as Russia’s full-scale invasion nears its second anniversary.

    French foreign minister visits Kyiv and pledges solidarity as Russia launches attacks

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — France’s new foreign minister arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Saturday to meet with his counterpart in a sign of support for Ukraine as Russia’s full-scale invasion nears its second anniversary.

    Stéphane Séjourné noted that Ukraine was his first destination abroad since his nomination in a government reshuffle this week.

    “Ukraine is and will remain France’s priority,” Séjourné said. “The defense of the fundamental principles of international law is being played out in Ukraine.”

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    apnews.com Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria after 9 soldiers were killed

    Turkey's Defense Ministry says that the military has carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdish militants in neighboring Iraq and Syria.

    Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria after 9 soldiers were killed

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdish militants in neighboring Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. This comes a day after an attack on a Turkish military base in Iraq killed nine Turkish soldiers.

    Turkey often launches strikes against targets in Syria and Iraq it believes to be affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, a banned Kurdish separatist group that has waged insurgency against Turkey since the 1980s.

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    apnews.com Dozens of Kenyan lawyers protest what they say is judicial interference by President Ruto

    Dozens of Kenyan lawyers have demonstrated peacefully in Nairobi, protesting what they say is judicial interference by President William Ruto.

    Dozens of Kenyan lawyers protest what they say is judicial interference by President Ruto

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan lawyers Friday demonstrated peacefully in Nairobi against what they say is judicial interference by President William Ruto, who has said he will disregard court orders from allegedly corrupt judges blocking his key development projects.

    In recent days, Ruto has also repeatedly threatened to remove judges he accuses of teaming up with his political rivals to frustrate his attempts to address unemployment in Kenya and provide affordable housing and universal health care. But the head of state has not produced any evidence to back his claims that some judges are corrupt.

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    apnews.com Former Suriname dictator vanishes after being sentenced in killings of 15 political opponents

    Former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse, who was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison for the killings of 15 political opponents, has vanished after not turning himself in to authorities as planned.

    Former Suriname dictator vanishes after being sentenced in killings of 15 political opponents

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison last month for the 1982 killings of more than a dozen political opponents, has vanished after not turning himself in to authorities on Friday as planned.

    His wife, Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, told reporters that she did not know where he was and firmly stated, “He’s not going to jail!”

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    apnews.com Guatemalans hope for a peaceful transition of power with Bernardo Arévalo's upcoming inauguration

    Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo’s imminent inauguration and the unrelenting pursuit of him and his party by the Attorney General are recurring topics over dinner tables in this country, reflecting a political awakening in a population weary of corruption.

    Guatemalans hope for a peaceful transition of power with Bernardo Arévalo's upcoming inauguration

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo’s imminent inauguration and the unrelenting pursuit of him and his party by the attorney general are recurring topics over dinner tables in this country, reflecting a political awakening in a population weary of corruption and impunity.

    Despite Arévalo’s wide margin of victory in elections certified by Guatemalan authorities and declared fair by international observers, he has been a target of prosecutors since his surprise second-place showing in June’s first round of voting. His anti-corruption stance and outsider status are threats to deep-rooted interests in the Central American country, observers say.

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    apnews.com Germany's Scholz warns of extremists stoking rage as farmers protest and discontent is high

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is calling for calm and a readiness to accept compromises as the country faces protests by farmers angry about a plan to cut their fuel subsidies.

    Germany's Scholz warns of extremists stoking rage as farmers protest and discontent is high

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for calm and a readiness to accept compromises on Saturday as the country faces protests by farmers angry about a plan to cut their fuel subsidies. He warned of extremists stoking rage against a backdrop of wider discontent.

    Farmers have blocked major roads and snarled traffic across the country with their tractors as part of a week of protests against the plan to scrap tax breaks on diesel used in agriculture. They went ahead with the demonstrations although the government watered down its original plan, saying that a car tax exemption for farming vehicles would be retained and the cuts in the diesel tax breaks would be staggered over three years.

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    US Navy helicopter with 6 on board crashes into bay in Southern California
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