As Syria’s war drags, more women take on waged labor
04 September 2022 | 3:02 pm
As a consequence of the 11-year war, twice as many women have waged jobs in Syria as before. Their employment is driven by courage and the need to feed their families.
DW correspondent Juri Rescheto brings us this story of a Russian teacher who has been suffering consequences for expressing her anti-war stance. She has refused to be silenced despite pressure.
In eastern Ukraine, Russia continues its push to control the entire Donbas region. The strategic towns of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut have all seen intense bombardment in recent days, leaving Ukrainian forces to shore up their lines of defence. Our reporters Luke Shrago, Taline Oundjian and Achraf Abid spent the night with some of those forces near the front, offering a glimpse into the life of a typical Ukrainian soldier at war.
More than five million Ukrainian refugees have fled the country since Russia's invasion, and many are seeking jobs in host countries throughout Europe. The Tent Partnership for Refugees has launched a new initiative, which aims to integrate displaced Ukrainian women into the workforce in the EU. Dozens of major European corporations have signed on to the Sunflower Project.
The Russian TV journalist who protested the war in Ukraine was briefly detained in Moscow. She had recently returned to Russia after working for German newspaper Die Welt.
Amnesty International says it has "credible information" that Myanmar's military deployed landmines in Kayah State. These mines have injured and even killed civilians.
Vladimir Putin works his Middle East connections. For his first international outing since the war in Ukraine, he went to Iran to meet with supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Iran and Russia are seeking closer ties in the face of Western sanctions. Also on the agenda: negotiations over blockaded imports of Ukrainian grain and the situation in Syria.
Japan's Defense Ministry has said Russia's invasion of Ukraine could encourage China to act against Taiwan. Meanwhile, South Korea will ramp up military drills with the US.
Sri Lanka is still struggling with the scars of its civil war. The conflict broke out in 1983 pitting government forces against Tamil militants. The LTTE were fighting for an independent state for the minority Tamils. They were defeated in 2009, but at a huge human cost. Today, at least 20,000 people remain missing. We go to northern Sri Lanka, where survivors continue to look for their families.
The dispute over millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine could finally be over after the country reached an agreement with Russia to resume exports. What does that mean for the world?
North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un said "nuclear war deterrence is also fully ready to mobilize" in the event of a war. He accused the United States of "gangster-like" behavior.
Platforms such as Instagram, Telegram and Youtube play a key role in documenting Russia's invasion and rallying international support for besieged Ukraine. But they are also used to obscure facts and spread fake news.
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