UN says Russia, China sent deadly aid to Myanmar’s military
18 May 2023 | 1:43 pm
Since seizing power in a 2021 coup, the junta has used the imported weapons "to commit atrocities" against civilians, a United Nations expert said in a report.
The UN refugee agency has advised governments not to return people to Sudan amid an ongoing conflict there. Meanwhile, Arab ministers will meet in Cairo this weekend to discuss the fighting.
Two women, a director and a playwright, face charges of justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women recruited to marry radical Islamists in Syria. The charges sparked outrage amid a Russian crackdown on dissent.
We take a look at papers' hopes for the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey. We also discuss cartoonists' takes on the coronation of King Charles III, as well as a "bitter pill to swallow" in Syria, and how the growing use of artificial intelligence is already hurting people in Kenya. Le Monde dives into fake protests orchestrated by Russian intelligence agencies.
U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths met on Wednesday (May 3) with acting mayor of Sudan’s Red Sea State, Fathallah al-Haj Ahmed, during his brief visit to Port Sudan where he urged the country’s warring parties to secure the safe delivery of aid.
More than 1 million polio vaccines intended for children have been destroyed as a resulting of looting in Sudan, the U.N.'s children's agency UNICEF said on Friday
In an eleventh round of sanctions on Russia, Brussels is hoping to crack down on the evasion of existing trade restrictions, particularly when it comes to the re-exportation of sensitive technology that can be used on the battlefield in Ukraine. On Monday, the European Commission proposed curbing exports to nations it accuses of helping Moscow get around trade sanctions, as well as blacklisting several Chinese companies that sell equipment that can be used in weapons.
Beijing-Ottawa relations have come to a head after a report, last week, revealed that Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei intimidated a Canadian lawmaker and his family.
President Vladimir Putin told Russians the world was at a key turning point and they were engaged in a patriotic struggle for the future of their country.
EU member states are discussing a new sanctions package against Russia over its war in Ukraine. The latest measures will be focused on tackling the issue of "third" countries circumventing existing sanctions. For the first time, they could include measures targeted at firms from other countries, including China and Iran. We also get the latest in the stalled talks over the US debt ceiling. Plus we look at how Tesla is taking advantage of electric car subsidies in France.
The UN human rights commissioner has slammed the Iranian regime's 'abominable' record on capital punishment.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said civilian deaths were "unacceptable." He also condemned the indiscriminate launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel.
A new opinion poll has found that over half of the Japanese population is of the opinion that the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) should not become involved in fighting if China invades Taiwan.
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