Category: World News

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep with him, […]

Indian workers allege ‘shocking violations’ in building Hindu temple in New Jersey

Hundreds of marginalized workers from India were recruited to build a massive Hindu temple in New Jersey where they were forced to work long hours for low pay in violation of U.S. labor and immigration laws, according to lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The complaint, filed in U.S. District […]

Death toll rises in Gaza and Israel in most intense hostilities in years

Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning as the Islamist group Hamas and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages over the border at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba. At least 35 people have been killed in Gaza and five […]

100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

BANGKOK — After Myanmar’s military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, it couldn’t even make the trains run on time. State railway workers were among the earliest organized opponents of the February takeover, and they went on strike. Health workers who founded […]

PM: Israel will increase strikes against militants in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after meeting with senior defense officials that Israel will increase its strikes against militants in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu said Tuesday that Hamas will “receive blows now that it didn’t expect.” THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s […]

Hamas and Israel trade blows as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Militants in Gaza launched rocket barrages into Israel for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli planes fired missiles in the Palestinian territory, where the health ministry said the death toll rose to at least 26, including nine children. The most serious outbreak of fighting between armed factions in […]

EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

PORTO, Portugal — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternatives to China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke via videoconference to EU leaders attending a summit […]

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

WASHINGTON — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new 46-person federal scientific integrity task force with members […]

Violence flares at al-Aqsa mosque as Israel marks Jerusalem Day

Palestinian protesters threw rocks and Israeli police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in clashes outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Monday, as Israel marked the anniversary of its capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said more than […]

Pakistan’s army chief to meet Afghan president as violence surges -sources

Pakistan’s army chief visited Afghanistan on Monday to meet President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan government sources said, at a time of heightened uncertainty for the region as violence rises while the United States withdraws troops. Pakistani Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was meeting Ghani as well […]

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