Monday, March 18 marks five years since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.  Western countries condemned the move and imposed economic sanctions against Moscow. Coinciding with the anniversary, the EU, the US and Canada have introduced some more. Yet, Putin remains defiant. He said he's not returning Crimea to Ukraine and has visited the…
Turkey and Iran have launched a joint military operation against Kurdish rebels along Turkey's eastern border, according to an official.   Suleyman Soylu, Turkey's interior minister, said the offensive on Monday targetted the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "As of 8:00 this morning we started an operation with Iran aimed at the PKK on our eastern border,"…
London, United Kingdom - Thousands of children with EU citizenship or those of European nationals could fall through the cracks of the UK's registration system after Brexit, according to a UK charity. The Coram Children's Legal Centre released a report on Monday pointing to issues that might arise for children and young people in relation…
London, United Kingdom - Last week's Brexit drama led to MPs opting to delay the European Union divorce at least until the end of June. However, the decision is not unilateral and any extension of Article 50 of the EU treaty - which allows members to leave the bloc - must be approved unanimously by…
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia - Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are suffering from a prolonged drought that is coinciding with the United States's proposal to slash funding for lifesaving food aid. Earlier this month, the White House, in the 2020 fiscal year budget submitted to Congress, called for a 24-percent cut in US foreign assistance.…
Chipinge, Zimbabwe - The death toll from Cyclone Idai continues to rise as southern African countries struggle to deal with the devastating aftermath of the torrential downpours. The powerful storm has killed at least 64 people in Zimbabwe in recent days, government officials say, while in neighbouring Mozambique the death toll has jumped to 48. Idai made landfall…
A US-backed militia in Syria said thousands of people are still believed to be inside the last ISIL enclave as it sought to flush out fighters with air strikes and shelling. Tens of thousands of dishevelled women, children and men have streamed out of a small pocket in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi…
Melbourne, Australia - The Australian man allegedly responsible for livestreaming a massacre of Muslims as they prayed in New Zealand mosques was previously not known to security agencies in Australia or New Zealand, authorities have said. Brenton Tarrant, 28, accused of carrying out attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday that resulted in the deaths…
Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand is preparing for its first election since 2014's military coup, but with a system designed to weaken political parties and ensure the military's continuing role, few expect the vote to resolve divisions that have plagued the country for two decades. Nearly 52 million Thais are eligible to vote in the March…
Glasgow, Scotland - Often dubbed an open-air prison on account of Israel's and Egypt's ongoing air, land and sea blockade of the coastal enclave, Gaza is, according to Amnesty International and several other rights groups, on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. In February, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, highlighted the crisis, saying that…
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