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  • Russian drone attack in Kharkiv kills at least seven people

    Russian drone attack in Kharkiv kills at least seven people

    Regional governor Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram that drones damaged civilian infrastructure in the Nemyshlianskyi district of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

  • Meta removes Instagram, Facebook accounts of Iran's supreme leader

    Meta removes Instagram, Facebook accounts of Iran's supreme leader

    Though Meta did not mention the Israel-Hamas war, the company has been under pressure to ban the leader ever since the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel.After the attack, Khamenei supported the bloody rampage by Hamas but denied any Iranian involvement.

  • Biden downplays disagreement with Netanyahu on Palestinian statehood

    Biden downplays disagreement with Netanyahu on Palestinian statehood

    Biden told reporters Friday at the White House he believed "there are a number of types of two-state solutions" and that Netanyahu may be open to one of them.Biden also dismissed the notion that a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians could not be reached with the current Israeli...

  • Gangs Attack Neighborhood in Haiti’s Capital; Siege in 4th Day

    Gangs Attack Neighborhood in Haiti’s Capital; Siege in 4th Day

    The pop of automatic weapons echoed throughout Solino on Thursday as thick columns of black smoke rose above the once-peaceful neighbourhood where frantic residents kept calling radio stations asking for help.

  • Israel defends itself at the UN's top court against Gaza genocide allegations

    Israel defends itself at the UN's top court against Gaza genocide allegations

    Israel described the allegations leveled by South Africa as hypocritical and said one of the biggest cases ever to come before an international court reflected a world turned upside down. Israeli leaders defend their air and ground offensive in Gaza as a legitimate response to Hamas' October 7 attac...

  • Journalist detained after criticizing minister

    Journalist detained after criticizing minister

    El-Heni will have his first court hearing on January 10 on the charge of "defaming others on social media," his lawyer Ayachi Hammami told reporters.Police first arrested him on Thursday after he made comments about the minister on local radio in an interview that was posted on Facebook....

  • UN human rights chief says Russia failing to protect civilians in Ukraine

    UN human rights chief says Russia failing to protect civilians in Ukraine

    Turk said his office had confirmed 10,000 civilian deaths since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, but that the true toll is likely far higher.He said most of the civilians were killed near the conflict’s front lines in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, bu...

  • Over 50 civilians killed in Ethiopia attacks

    Over 50 civilians killed in Ethiopia attacks

    The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission — an independent, state-affiliated body — said that fighters from the Oromo Liberation Army, or OLA, killed 17 people and burned down villages in Benishangul-Gumuz, which borders the Oromia region.

  • EU cancels Congo election observation mission

    EU cancels Congo election observation mission

    EU spokesperson Nabila Massrali told Reuters on Tuesday that election observers were already in Kinshasa and were supposed to be deployed across the country on Nov. 21, but that they were not able to go for security reasons.

  • WHO confirms first sexual spread of mpox in Congo amid record outbreak

    WHO confirms first sexual spread of mpox in Congo amid record outbreak

    Mpox has been endemic in parts of central and west Africa for decades, where it mostly jumped into humans from infected rodents and caused limited outbreaks. Last year, epidemics triggered mainly by sex among gay and bisexual men in Europe hit more than 100 countries.