Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens

In an executive order, President Biden targeted all sides of the widening conflict in Africa’s second most populous country, demanding an end to fighting and safe passage for aid.

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #obasanjo-olusegun, #politics-and-government, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For a Fractured Israel, a Film Offers Ominous Lessons From Ancient Past

An animated epic depicting a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago is being seen as a warning in a deeply divided country.

#bennett-naftali, #dar-gidi, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #legend-of-destruction-movie, #movies, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

The network’s chief international correspondent, one of the most visible reporters during the withdrawal of U.S. troops, decided to become a reporter after an epiphany on 9/11.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #cbs-news, #clarissa-ward, #cnn, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #taliban, #television, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Ethiopian Rebels Looted American Aid Stores, U.S. Official Says

The top American aid official in Ethiopia accused forces from Tigray of taking food supplies as Ethiopia’s ruinous civil war spills into new areas and a famine threatens.

#ethiopia, #humanitarian-aid, #power-samantha, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Why Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat Until Too Late

Twenty years later, the terrorism threat from Afghanistan hasn’t faded. And militant competition from ISIS-K has merely increased the stakes. 

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #drones-pilotless-planes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #pakistan, #south-asia, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat in Afghanistan Until Too Late

Twenty years later, the terrorism threat from Afghanistan hasn’t faded. And militant competition from ISIS-K has merely increased the stakes. 

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #drones-pilotless-planes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #pakistan, #south-asia, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

A New Breed of Crisis: War and Warming Collide in Afghanistan

Unrest and climate change are creating an agonizing feedback loop that punishes some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #humanitarian-aid, #politics-and-government, #poppies, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Giant Puppet of Syrian Refugee Angers Some on Walk Through Greece

“Little Amal” is on a 5,000-mile journey from Turkey to Britain to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees. But in Greece, some have objected to her presence, saying it could encourage more migrants.

#greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #turkey, #war-and-armed-conflicts

After Decades of War in Afghanistan, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc

The U.S. and its allies waged war for 20 years to try to defeat terrorists in Afghanistan. A double-suicide bombing demonstrated that they remain a threat.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bin-laden-osama, #civilian-casualties, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zawahri-ayman-al

Our ‘Broken Windows’ World

The end of Pax Americana is an invitation to chaos. 

#afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Deal Between UN and Qatar Provides Aid to Gazans, But Reconstruction is Elusive

Millions will be funneled to impoverished families under an agreement reached by the United Nations and Qatar, a step forward in firming up a cease-fire with Israel.

#gantz-benny, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘We’re Living in Hell’: Inside Fresnillo, Mexico’s Most Terrified City

Fresnillo feels to residents overrun by violence and paralyzed by fear, a testament to the failure of Mexico’s government to tackle organized crime.

#crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #jalisco-new-generation-cartel, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sinaloa-cartel, #war-and-armed-conflicts

A Rap Song Lays Bare Israel’s Jewish-Arab Fracture — and Goes Viral

A Jew and a Palestinian sling slurs at each other, giving voice to hidden prejudice with the aim of overcoming it.

#discrimination, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lucas-joyner-rapper, #music, #palestinians, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-wall-jerusalem

How Local Guerrilla Fighters Routed Ethiopia’s Powerful Army

A scrappy force of local Tigrayan recruits scored a cascade of battlefield victories against the Ethiopian military, one of Africa’s strongest. Times journalists witnessed the decisive week in an eight-month civil war.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

#abbas-mansour, #arabs, #darwish-abdullah-nimar-1948-2017, #hamas, #imams, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #melchior-michael-1954, #muslims-and-islam, #netanyahu-benjamin, #odeh-ayman-1975, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #rabbis, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Marched Through Tigray to Prison

The scale of the loss suffered by one of Africa’s most powerful armies was on vivid display on Friday as thousands of government troops were paraded through Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #mekelle-ethiopia, #prisoners-of-war, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-food-program

‘I Didn’t Expect to Make It Back Alive’: An Interview With Tigray’s Leader

The leader of the restive Ethiopian region presented the rebels’ side of a conflict that plunged the country into chaos after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed began a military operation there in November.

#content-type-personal-profile, #debretsion-gebremichael, #defense-and-military-forces, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia Leader, Stung by World Condemnation, Denies Troops Were Defeated

A day after his troops withdrew from the Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed defended the military campaign but said it was no longer bearable.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Jubilant Tigray Capital Greets Insurgents After Ethiopian Retreat

The capture of the capital, Mekelle, by Tigrayan forces was a major blow to Ethiopia’s leader, eight months into a war that has resulted in widespread famine and one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ethiopian Forces Retreat in Tigray, and Rebels Enter the Capital

After months of civil war and government occupation, Tigrayan rebels have pushed a counterattack that quickly brought them to Mekelle’s doorstep. Times journalists are there.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #mekelle-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Iraq Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on Iranian-Backed Militias

Baghdad said the attacks overnight were a violation of its sovereignty. One of the targeted militias threatened to wage “open war” on American interests in Iraq.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #iran, #iraq, #popular-mobilization-forces-iraq, #syria, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Armenia’s Governing Party Wins Election Seen as Vote on Peace Deal

The party of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a snap parliamentary election in which rivals had talked of renegotiating his unpopular settlement with Azerbaijan.

#armenia, #elections, #pashinyan-nikol, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #war-and-armed-conflicts

From Nobel Hero to Driver of War, Ethiopia’s Leader Faces Voters

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plunged Ethiopia into a war in the Tigray region that spawned atrocities and famine. On Monday, his country goes to the polls.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #coons-christopher-a, #ethiopia, #famine, #jeffrey-feltman, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Is Tearing the Country Apart

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is preparing to govern an Ethiopia neither respected nor whole.

#ahmed-abiy, #elections, #ethiopia, #oromia-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israel Strikes Gaza Again, After Militants Set Fires in Israel

The exchanges on Thursday and into Friday stopped short of a full-scale escalation, but they underscored the fragile nature of the cease-fire that ended last month’s war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Don’t Turn Away From These Images and These Crimes

Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia began with murder, rape and pillage, and now moves to mass starvation.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Mediators Push to Restore Cease-Fire in Gaza After Overnight Strikes

Foreign diplomats worked to calm tensions on Wednesday after the first armed exchange between Hamas and Israel since an 11-day air war in May.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The War in Tigray

Not long ago, Ethiopia’s leader was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he’s leading a military campaign that has killed thousands and displaced millions. How did the country get here?

#audio-neutral-informative, #elections, #ethiopia, #famine, #horn-of-africa, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

New Israeli Coalition Survives a Test From a Far-Right March

Israel’s government weathered its first potential crisis after a provocative Jewish procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem did not spark major violence.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Far-Right March Tests New Israeli Coalition, Amid Hamas Threats

Just two days after taking office, Israel’s new government is split about a decision to allow a procession through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.

#arab-israeli-war-1967, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Netanyahu’s Road Through Israel’s History, in Pictures

A photographic journey shows how ‘Bibi’ put his stamp on Israel — through his toughness and the search for security in an unstable region.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #elections, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #hezbollah, #international-relations, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #peace-process, #photography, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Ratko Mladic Loses Final Appeal in Genocide Conviction

The confirmation of the verdict against the Bosnian Serb former commander, convicted in 2017 of crimes against humanity for his role in the Balkan wars, closes a grim chapter in European history.

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #international-criminal-tribunal-for-the-former-yugoslavia, #mladic-ratko, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #serbia, #srebrenica-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?

The road to peace starts with the end of war crimes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

A 6-Year-Old Was Chained and Hungry in a Syrian Camp. Then She Died.

Nahla al-Othman lived in a tent camp for displaced Syrians where her father often chained her to stop her from wandering. She was malnourished and choked to death while eating too quickly.

#deaths-fatalities, #malnutrition, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

An Israeli Death and the Tangled Conflict Left Behind

A Palestinian rocket from Gaza strikes an Israeli apartment building, killing a resident. A Palestinian work crew from the West Bank cleans up the mess.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #gershon-franco, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Famine Looms in Ethiopia’s War-Ravaged Tigray Region, U.N. Says

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations warned that parts of Tigray are one step from famine, as the government hinders relief shipments.

#ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #famine, #humanitarian-aid, #power-samantha, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Blinken Meets Leaders of Egypt and Jordan on Rebuilding Gaza

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

#blinken-antony-j, #foreign-aid, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Militants Attacked a Key Town in Mozambique. Where Was the Government?

Insurgents who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State attacked the strategic town of Palma in March. We interviewed survivors and used videos, satellite imagery and ship-tracking data to show how Mozambique’s government failed to protect its civilians — leaving thousands to fend for themselves.

#defense-and-military-forces, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-visual-investigations

Why Hamas Keeps Fighting, and Losing

The recent 11-day war was the latest in a decades-long pattern in which the organization engages in battles it knows it can’t win.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Discrimination Palestinian Citizens of Israel Face

Palestinians live under a racist system whose laws enshrine their second-class status.

#defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #haifa-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #nazareth-israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In Israel, Blinken Pushes U.S. Support for Rebuilding Gaza

Standing beside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel vowed “a very powerful response” if Hamas were to break a fragile cease-fire.

#abbas-mahmoud, #blinken-antony-j, #hamas, #humanitarian-aid, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Attacks on Jews Over Israel Are a Gift to the Right

On the crisis of anti-Semitic violence.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #israel, #liberalism-us-politics, #palestinians, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zionism

Changing Tack, U.S. Sanctions Ethiopia Over Abuses in Tigray War

The measures signal a tougher American approach to a war in which Ethiopian forces are accused of atrocities. Ethiopia accused the U.S. of “meddling.”

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #horn-of-africa, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Joe Biden’s Sudden Opportunity to Make Peace

The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.

#arab-israeli-war-1973, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinians, #peace-process, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Iran, a Longtime Backer of Hamas, Cheers Attacks on Israel

Tehran jumped at the chance to portray militants’ barrages on Israel as revenge for Israeli attacks on Iran. But Israel says Tehran played no role in the latest conflict.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #khamenei-ali, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel’s Mixed Towns More Jewish

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank, #zionism

A Look Inside Israel’s ‘Fortress of Zion’ Military Command Beneath Tel Aviv

The country’s military and intelligence commanded the recent assault on Hamas in Gaza from an underground bunker made for high-tech air wars.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Conflict Strengthens Netanyahu, but the Price is High

The battle with Hamas may benefit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel politically in the short term, but it leaves his underlying problems unresolved.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #bennett-naftali, #civilian-casualties, #hamas, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Life Under Occupation: The Misery at the Heart of the Israel-Gaza Conflict

An eviction in East Jerusalem lies at the center of a conflict that led to war between Israel and Hamas. But for millions of Palestinians, the routine indignities of occupation are part of daily life.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #discrimination, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank