The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.
At least 50 captured fighters died in a blast at a prison in eastern Ukraine, with no clarity on exactly what happened and each country blaming the other.
The grinding conflict in Ukraine has rocked the global order, wrought destruction that “defies comprehension” and shows little sign of ending soon.
Nearly 130 people reached relative safety after sheltering for weeks in dark bunkers under the Azovstal plant, under constant bombardment, with dwindling food.
The strikes, which also knocked out the country’s internet, came after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the U.A.E., a key partner in the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting in Yemen for years.
Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.
The president reversed Obama-era policies on detainees, leaving in limbo five prisoners who had been judged eligible for transfer to other countries. Their fate could rest on the 2020 election.
The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.
Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters.