Zelenskyy urges G7 to provide anti-missile systems for Ukraine

ELMAU, Germany — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday urged G7 leaders to supply his country with sophisticated missile defense systems and additional aid that would tilt the war against Russia in Ukraine’s favor as quickly as possible. Zelenskyy also requested greater financial assistance for his war-ravaged country, as well as additional sanctions against Russia to … Read more

What’s behind the recent ethnic violence in Ethiopia?

Video Duration 25 minutes 10 seconds 25:10 From: Inside Story More than 200 Amhara people were killed in the Oromia region last weekend.  Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in Africa. It also has the second-largest population on the continent. But in recent years, the country has struggled with rising ethnic-based violence … Read more

UN expert calls for Myanmar action as death toll tops 2,000

A United Nations expert has called on the international community to do more to address the crisis in Myanmar triggered by last year’s coup as the number of people killed in the military’s crackdown on its opponents rose above 2,000. “Too much is at stake for Myanmar and its people to accept complacency and inaction … Read more

Key Ukrainian city under ‘massive’ Russian bombardment

“Massive” Russian bombardment of Ukraine’s battleground eastern Lugansk region and key city Severodonetsk has been “hell” for soldiers there, Kyiv said, while insisting that defenders would hold “as long as necessary”. Moscow’s troops have been pummelling eastern Ukraine for weeks and are slowly advancing, despite fierce resistance from the outgunned Ukrainian military. “The Russian army … Read more

‘Distraught’: Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner unable to talk to wife due to US embassy’s lack of staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on Saturday, but was unable to connect because the phone line at the embassy was reportedly not staffed.  Key points: The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since Brittney Griner’s arrest A statement … Read more

Leviathan: China’s new navy

The Chinese navy, under instruction from President Xi Jinping, has undergone a modernisation and expansion programme that is nothing short of spectacular. Friday’s launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials underscores just how far it has come, and how fast. The first two carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, … Read more

UN says civilians killed or maimed in Ukraine war exceeds 10,000

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has told an event in St Petersburg that the country has weathered economic sanctions imposed as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The European Union’s executive arm has backed Ukraine’s bid for EU candidacy status. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to Kyiv and offered to … Read more

EU backs Ukraine’s ‘European dream’ as Russia cuts gas supplies

Map of Ukraine showing position of military forces in Ukraine as of June 17, 0700 GMT Europe sent a powerful symbol of solidarity with Ukraine on Friday, when Brussels backed Kyiv’s bid for EU candidate status, even as Russia shelled frontline Ukrainian cities and cut back gas supplies to the West. Several European countries, including … Read more