The international legal framework and tools are all there to protect civilians caught up in conflict, and now it’s time for governments and armed groups to apply them,
Israel and Hamas claim victory as fragile ceasefire holds
Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing the “V” sign for victory.
Ceasefire can’t hide scale of destruction in Gaza, UN warns
The humanitarian community has welcomed the ceasefire agreed in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel but warned that the destruction in Gaza will take years, if not decades, to fix.
US Casts 45 Vetoes – & Counting—In Protecting a Client State
The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.
Gaza attack: Dhaka seeks US’ proactive role
Bangladesh has urged the United States to take proactive role in stopping the bloodshed immediately amid Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
US Casts 45 Vetoes While Protecting a Client State
The UNSC, the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.
Putin, UN urge Israel, Palestinians to halt fighting
Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday jointly called for an end to fighting between Israel and Palestinians.
Refugee Kids Say How Education Helped Put Trauma Behind Them
Chuol is grateful that despite the trauma she has already experienced in her young life, she is able to continue her education in the refugee camp. Learning has given her a reason to wake up every day.
Reports: Myanmar airstrikes target ethnic forces on 2 fronts
Myanmar government forces launched airstrikes against ethnic minority guerrillas in two areas of the country on Wednesday, local reports said.
Call to Pope Francis: Resist East Jerusalem Ethnic Cleansing
An Urgent Call to His Holiness Pope Francis, the global ecumenical movement and World Council of Churches Join the Palestinian Christians: Resist the Ethnic Cleansing of East Jerusalem.
Myanmar junta cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt
Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta.
A Devastating Marriage of AI & Weapons of War
For me, sustainable peace is peace built on human security, not national security. We do not need more, “modernized” nuclear weapons.
20 injured as BNP, cops clash in Chattogram
At least 20 people, including policemen, were injured in a clash between BNP activists and law enforcers at Kazir Deuri area of Chattogram city on Monday.
Hartal: 30 hurt during clash with cops in Narayanganj
Narayanganj, Mar 28 : At least 30 people were injured including one with bullet in a clash between hartal supporters and members of law enforcement agencies in Mouchak area of Siddhirganj upazila in Narayanganj on Sunday.
Land office, 2 other buildings set on fire in Brahmanbaria, Train attacked
Brahmanbaria, Mar 28 : Hefazat-e-Islam activists set fire to three buildings including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila on Sunday during their countrywide hartal.
Uneasy calm at Hathazari after Friday’s mayhem
Traffic movement on Chattogram-Khagrachhari highway remained suspended since Saturday morning as a tense situation has been prevailing at Hathazari in Chattogram since Friday’s clash.
HRC wants cessation of Israeli settlement activities in OPT
The United Nations Human Rights Council on 24 March demanded that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
1 killed , 10 injured in Santhia clash over dominance
Pabna, Mar 26 : A person was killed and 10 others got injured in a clash between two rival parties over establishing dominance in Shanthia at Pabna. Five of them were admitted in hospital with severe injuries.
Two youths killed at village arbitration in Munshiganj
Munshiganj, Mar 25: Two youths were hacked to death allegedly by their rivals during a village arbitration over a trifling matter at Uttar Islampur in Munshiganj district town on Wednesday night.
Syria: The price of resistance
Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack.
Concerns Mount over Dramatic Deterioration in Yemen Conflict
The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen has warned that the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, is rapidly deteriorating as Yemenis, including women and children, face hunger, injury and death.
JCD activists clash with police in city
Some activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal locked into a clash with police in front the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday morning as police ‘obstructed them from holding a rally’.
Dhaka-Nay Pyi Taw talks on Rohingya repatriation deferred
Dhaka, Feb 4 – The long-awaited working committee meeting on Rohingya repatriation between Bangladesh and Myanmar has been deferred due to the changed situation in Myanmar.
Covid-19: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians
By Dr Ramzy Baroud Israel’s decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel’s poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the…
With Trump Gone, is the World Safe from Nuclear Brinkmanship?
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) – A war-mongering president, with his finger on the nuclear trigger— and who threatened to attack North Korea and Iran– was unceremoniously drummed out of office on January 20.
$1.3 bn sought to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan
12 January 2021 – United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners in Afghanistan are seeking $1.3 billion to assist almost 16 million people in need of life-saving assistance as a result of decades of conflict, recurrent natural disasters, and the added…
Unhinged with 5,800 Nuclear Warheads at his Fingertips
By Bishop Bill Swing and Jonathan Granoff NEW YORK, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) – Between now and January 20, 2021, the President of the United States has almost run out of arenas in which to impose his will. His reelection…
The Strategic Goal of Israeli Racism in Palestine
By Ramzy Baroud The discussion on institutional Israeli racism against its own Palestinian Arab population has all but ceased following the final approval of the discriminatory Nation-State Law in July 2018. Indeed, the latest addition to Israel’s Basic Law is…
Palestine—A Turning Point?
By Chandra Muzaffar An address to Pax Christi Victoria, via Zoom 18th October 2020. Before I attempt to show why Palestine is at a turning-point, let me underscore the significance of the Palestinian issue to the world. Why is the…
Is Iran closer to avenging murder of its two leaders?
By Askiah Adam Brigadier General Mohsen Fakhrizadeh of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Command (IRGC) and Iran’s most important nuclear scientist was assassinated not too far from Tehran recently. Iran immediately accused Israel, an allegation confirmed by a senior Washington official…