Libyans Try to Move On From Conflict With Comedy and Burgers

After more than a decade of chaos and war, fed-up Libyans are clamoring for peace — and making clear they’ve had enough violence: “We want to taste life, not death.”

#libya, #men-and-boys, #misurata-libya, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #restaurants, #the-government-inspector-play, #theater, #tripoli-libya, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Naftali Bennett’s Exit Interview

Israel’s departing prime minister reflects on a government that tried to put pragmatism ahead of ideology. 

#bennett-naftali, #content-type-personal-profile, #international-relations, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘We Are Not Safe’: Ethiopians Flee Massacre that Killed Hundreds

The massacre in Oromia, the nation’s largest region, came as the country grappled with a grueling civil war and the worst drought in decades.

#ahmed-abiy, #amhara, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oromia-ethiopia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Are We Sure America Is Not at War in Ukraine?

If we have so far avoided calling it war, maybe that’s only because we’ve become so uncertain of the meaning of the word.

#russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-powers-act-1973

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #middle-east, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

#brussels-belgium, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dominika-lasota, #eastern-europe, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-council, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #metsola-roberta, #michel-charles-1975, #morawiecki-mateusz, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strasbourg-france, #thunberg-greta, #total-sa, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wiktoria-jedroszkowiak, #youth

U.S. and Allies Pledge Additional Arms for Ukraine, but Kyiv Wants More

Some NATO countries are wary of sending heavy weapons, hoping for a negotiated truce, but the alliance insists publicly that it is committed to helping Ukraine defeat Russia.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #weapons, #zelensky-volodymyr

Five Blunt Truths About the War in Ukraine

It’s time for Biden to take greater risks for victory.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

North of Kyiv, the Russians Retreated. But the War Never Left.

In the Ukrainian villages near the Russian border, shells still explode and checkpoints and trenches dot the landscape. And wary civilians live in fear the enemy will return.

#belarus, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #propaganda, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Moscow Court Brittney Griner Held in Jail for Another 18 Days

The American basketball star was arrested in February in a Russian airport amid tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and attempts to win her release have repeatedly failed.

#basketball, #griner-brittney, #moscow-russia, #phoenix-mercury, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Bosnia on the Brink

Caught up in a 21st-century stew of ethnonationalism and fake history, the country’s Serbs are now endangering its fragile peace.

#bosnia-and-herzegovina, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #serbia, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Anti-Ukraine War Russians Struggle With Regret

Some Russians who oppose the war in Ukraine are experiencing an existential crisis marked by sorrow and regret.

#politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-opinionvideo

As China Rattles Sabers, Taiwan Asks: Are We Ready for War?

Ukraine’s stubborn resistance to invasion, and the help that has poured in as a result, has both inspired Taiwan and made it rethink its own military strategy.

#arms-trade, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds

Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kyiv-ukraine, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yellen-janet-l

As the Russians close in, civilians in Lysychansk must decide whether to stay or go.

Volunteers are bringing food into the city and encouraging residents to leave, as Russian forces have captured most of the neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #lysychansk-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #volunteers-and-community-service, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Behind Enemy Lines, Scouts Help Ukrainians Execute Deadly Strikes

A nascent insurgency made up of civilians or former soldiers provided information that aided Ukraine’s attack on two Russian bases, according to a senior Ukrainian military official.

#kherson-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

From the Graveside to the Front, Ukrainians Tell of Grim Endurance

Ukraine’s casualties in the war against Russia are a closely guarded secret. But those who have been in the trenches along the front line know how relentless the fight has become.

#cemeteries, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Netanyahu’s Plan to Regain Power in Israel: Vote Against His Views

To topple Israel’s government, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, is voting down its initiatives — even if he agrees with them.

#bennett-naftali, #israeli-settlements, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Bad Is the Global Food Crisis Going to Get?

The world could experience the once-unthinkable: a true shortfall of food.

#food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukraine’s Dilemma: Fight to Hold a Ravaged City, or Pull Back

Sievierodonetsk, now site of the most intense combat, is “dead,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said, but letting it go might be worse than shedding blood to hold it.

#defense-and-military-forces, #donbas-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shoigu-sergei-k, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Kansas Woman Who Joined ISIS Left a ‘Trail of Betrayal’

Allison Fluke-Ekren, a Muslim convert from Kansas, rose through the ranks of the Islamic State in Syria, where she provided military training to women and girls, including her daughter.

#baghdadi-abu-bakr-al, #central-intelligence-agency, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fluke-ekren-allison, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #propaganda, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Potent Weapons Reach Ukraine Faster Than the Know-How to Use Them

Soldiers desperate for advanced arms to match their Russian enemies have resorted to Google Translate to decipher the instructions for their sophisticated new tools.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kherson-ukraine, #kramatorsk-ukraine, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar

A movement to restore democracy has evolved into deadly warfare between a ruthless military and a resistance force with limited weaponry.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #peoples-defense-force-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘We Have Not Forgotten Syria’: U.S. Envoy Vows to Protect Refugees

After 11 years of war, Syria has become a cautionary example of what can happen in a conflict with no end in sight, like the one that began 100 days ago in Ukraine.

#assad-bashar-al, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #turkey, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

100 Days of War in Ukraine: Death, Destruction and Loss

The grinding conflict in Ukraine has rocked the global order, wrought destruction that “defies comprehension” and shows little sign of ending soon.

#african-union, #food-insecurity, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sall-macky, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Who Killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?

An independent investigation is needed to determine who shot Ms. Abu Akleh and to establish whether she was a target because of her work.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #army-radio-galatz, #cnn, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #east-jerusalem, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #herzog-isaac, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

Ukraine Tells Story of War in Museum Show

The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.

#kyiv-ukraine, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Russia Is Down. But It’s Not Out.

Despite its failures in Ukraine, we shouldn’t write Russia off.

#north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukraine Faces Brutal Fight Against Russia in the East, Losing Men and Ground

The attention on Russia’s battle casualties have obscured the heavy losses of Ukraine’s fighters in Donbas — often ill-trained volunteers — who face severe shelling.

#defense-and-military-forces, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

The Race to Free Ukraine’s Stranded Grain

An operation to bring grain out from Ukraine through Lithuania, with considerable political hurdles, is just one option being considered amid warnings of mass starvation around the world.

#baltic-sea, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #food, #grain, #lithuania, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #lviv-ukraine, #odessa-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Two Telling Numbers

In Ukraine, Russia is both struggling and making progress.

#defense-and-military-forces, #internal-storyline-no, #palin-sarah, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Putin’s Ukraine War Woke Up Europe

Europe is more united than ever in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

#bucha-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #morawiecki-mateusz, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The War in Ukraine May Be Impossible to Stop. And the U.S. Deserves Much of the Blame.

A tragic, local and ambiguous conflict has been turned into a potential world conflagration.

#russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #france, #georgia-georgian-republic, #great-britain, #hungary, #italy, #kosovo, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moldova, #montenegro, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #serbia, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

No One Can Hide From This Weapon in the War in Ukraine

In Ukraine, drones that film and fight have been used to bring international audiences right up to the front lines.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For Russian-Speaking Ukrainians, Language Clubs Offer Way to Defy Invaders

Many Ukraine citizens speak Russian as their first language. Volunteer organizations are helping them improve their Ukrainian and abandon “the occupiers’ language.”

#education-k-12, #language-and-languages, #lviv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-language, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Diplomats Fear Russia May Use Syrian Aid as Bargaining Chip in Ukraine

Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.

#assad-bashar-al, #humanitarian-aid, #idlib-syria, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Russians Crowdsource Supplies for Their Army in Ukraine

A grass-roots movement to get basic supplies to soldiers fighting in Ukraine reflects the growing recognition among Russians that their military was unprepared for major conflict.

#crowdsourcing-internet, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden Vows to Defend Taiwan, But China Has The Upper Hand

Biden pledges to defend Taiwan against China but U.S. is outgunned

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #taiwan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist

The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #bullet-proof-clothing, #defense-and-military-forces, #funerals-and-memorials, #israel, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #ramallah-west-bank, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan’s Defenses to Deter China

The Biden administration is taking lessons from the war in Ukraine to turn Taiwan into a “porcupine” bristling with weapons that would inflict severe pain if attacked.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden’s Tough Words

Gaffe or not, President Biden’s latest remark on Taiwan is consistent with his administration’s new policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Ukraine’s Greatest Novelist Is Fighting for His Country

Andrey Kurkov has spent his life writing about realities so absurd they defy satire. It was perfect preparation for this moment.

#books-and-literature, #brodsky-joseph, #cold-war-era, #content-type-personal-profile, #grey-bees-book, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kurkov-andrey-1961, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-language, #solzhenitsyn-aleksandr-i, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #writing-and-writers

A Tactical Disaster for Russia’s Military

A failed crossing of the Donets River in eastern Ukraine led to heavy losses for Russian troops and rare criticism of the Kremlin’s war efforts.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-neutral-informative, #defense-and-military-forces, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘Such Bad Guys Will Come’: How One Russian Brigade Terrorized Bucha

A particularly fearsome unit of Moscow’s invading army arrived in the Kyiv suburb in mid-March. The soldiers’ reputation preceded them.

#defense-and-military-forces, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Invade Haiti, Wall Street Urged. The U.S. Obliged.

The long occupation of Haiti began with a drumbeat from the bank that became Citigroup, decades of diplomatic correspondence and other records show.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #citigroup-inc, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #farnham-roger-l, #france, #haiti, #national-city-bank, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

At Davos, a Referendum on the World Economic Forum

Many values espoused by the World Economic Forum — globalization, liberalism, free market capitalism, representative democracy — are under attack.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #davos-switzerland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-insecurity, #high-net-worth-individuals, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #schwab-klaus, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-economic-forum, #worldeconomicforum2022

Russia Hustles to Recruit Soldiers and Halts Gas Supplies to Finland

The war has evolved into something of a stalemate that has seriously depleted Russia’s conventional war capabilities, even as it has made some gains.

#draft-and-recruitment-military, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #gazprom, #group-of-seven, #kharkiv-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #rosneft, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Company Supplying Russian Military Seeks Exit, Caught Between Sanctions and Kremlin

Arconic runs a huge Russian metal plant, bought in an era of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Now it is struggling, after years of increasing Russian military aggression.

#alcoa-inc, #arconic-inc, #arms-trade, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #nationalization-of-industry, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts

How Russia Uses Show Trials to Punish Putin’s Enemies

Moscow may label the Azov fighters who defended the Mariupol steel plant as terrorists — raising the prospect of a high-profile trial. The Kremlin has a long tradition of using the courts for political goals.

#khodorkovsky-mikhail-b, #memorial, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sentsov-oleg, #supreme-court-of-russia, #terrorism, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #whelan-paul-n