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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that his cabinet had unanimously voted to shut down operations of Al Jazeera in Israel. Authorities started raiding the news organization’s offices soon after. Israel has long had a strained relationship with Al Jazeera, accusing it of anti-Israel bias and collaborating with Hamas. The decision was enabled by [...]

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The US unveiled nearly 300 new sanctions on Wednesday, including sanctions that target entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong Kong for their support for Russia in its war with Ukraine. The sanctions were implemented following persistent warnings from US officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. [...]

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Dr. Ganna Yudkivska is a force to be reckoned with in the world of international law and human rights. Her impressive career trajectory originated in a newly independent Ukraine and has since spanned continents and venerable institutions. She is a partner at Equity Law Firm, Vice-Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, [...]

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On April 14, Iran delivered a calculated response to Israel’s recent attacks, marking the first time the Islamic Republic has struck Israel from its own territory some 1,900 kilometers away. In the 13 days that have passed since Israel’s assault on the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus, tensions in the Middle [...]

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Without irony, Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen (WCK) accused Israel of a “crime against humanity” in the recent accidental deaths of seven WCK volunteers by an Israeli air strike in Gaza. His accusation has generated a furious, and troubling discussion — focused on Israel’s culpability. US President Joe Biden claimed Israel has not [...]

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Rafael Grossi, Director General of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), condemned on Sunday a drone strike on one of the six nuclear reactors at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine, warning against the risk of a major nuclear accident. According to Grossi, the IAEA has confirmed at least three direct [...]

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The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Saturday for an investigation into a drone strike in Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region. The ministry condemned the strike as a a “yet another provocation” to the region. The kamikaze attack targeted a Transnistrian defense ministry unit on Friday, resulting in damage to a radar station. The attacked facility was [...]

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According to a report from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Friday, two officers, a reserve colonel (the brigade chief of staff) and an active commander (the brigade fire support commander), are to be dismissed due to Israel’s “accidental” attack on seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) international aid workers. Several other top commanders (the brigade commander, [...]

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