August 9, 2022
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Geneve hosts event on removing landmines in Azerbaijan

The Institute for Rights & Development – Geneva (IRDG) hosted a conference entitled: The path to eradicate landmines in Azerbaijan: an international challenge. The event was held on the 4th of April, commemorating the International Day for Mine Awareness, to raise awareness about the
Middle East

World Cup Qatar migrant workers reforms despite misleading reports

When Qatar won the bid to host the World Cup in 2010, the triumphant Gulf State unveiled plans to host what it promised would be the most spectacular of all World Cup tournaments and launched an ambitious construction venture to build state-of-the-art stadiums, luxury hotels and a sparkling new metro. Yet, over the next decade, […]
Europe

Biden offers further military support to Ukraine as Russian troops falter

Joe Biden has risked the wrath of Vladimir Putin by offering Ukraine extra military support as Russian troops appeared to struggle to hold even the territory it has secured since the invasion began. The US president’s pledge over “further defence cooperation” was said to have been made during a meeting with Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, in […]
Asia

Taal volcano: thousands flee after eruption in Philippines

Thousands of people fled their homes near a Philippine volcano after an eruption sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Taal volcano, which sits in a picturesque lake south of Manila, exploded with a “short-lived” burst at 7:22 am on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a statement. […]
Africa News

Number of people facing extreme hunger in Sudan predicted to double

The number of people who are severely hungry in Sudan could double by September as a result of poor harvests, economic crisis, internal conflict and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UN has warned. In a joint statement, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation said more than 18 million people could face extreme […]
Europe

Russia should fear a Soviet end

On 24 Feb 2022, Russia launched a second invasion of Ukraine, greatly intensifying the war that the Kremlin has been waging on the country since 2014. Neither Europe nor the world at large has witnessed a similar event since the end of the Second World War. While Ukrainians suffer, Moscow faces the prospect of domestic […]
Europe

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny calls on Russians to take to the streets

Jailed Kremlin critic and opposition figure Alexei Navalny today called on Russians to engage in daily protests against President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “We cannot wait even a day longer”, he said in a Twitter statement published by his spokesperson. “Wherever you are. In Russia, Belarus or on the other side of the planet. Go out […]
Europe

Germany plans to wean itself off Russian energy

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced plans to wean Germany off its dependence on Russian energy and to reshape its future energy mix, having pledged earlier at an extraordinary session of the lower house of parliament on Sunday that “we will change course to overcome our import dependence“, France24 reports. Germany has relied on Russia to cover most of […]