Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia launches widespread shelling Shelling hit chemical plant where civilians trapped Ukraine forces withdraw from Sievierodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases KYIV, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and north as well as a southern city as the biggest … Read more

A world apart, Lebanon and Sri Lanka share economic collapse

BEIRUT (AP)-Lebanon and Sri Lanka may be a world apart, but they share a history of political turmoil and violence that led to the collapse of once-prosperous economies bedeviled by corruption, patronage, nepotism and incompetence. The toxic combinations led to disaster for both: Currency collapse, shortages, triple-digit inflation and growing hunger. Snaking queues for gas. … Read more

Afghan earthquake survivors lack food, shelter as aid trickles in | Earthquakes News

Survivors of Afghanistan’s deadliest earthquake in more than two decades have been left without food, water, or shelter as they wait in devastated remote villages for aid. Wednesday’s magnitude 5.9 earthquake in the rugged eastern provinces – which killed at least 1,000 people and destroyed or damaged about 10,000 houses – has downed mobile phone … Read more

‘Bullet of hatred took him’: Father of teen shot by India police | Islamophobia News

Ranchi, India – When tens of thousands of parents in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand were celebrating the success of their children in the high school examination, there was a deafening silence in the house of Parwez Alam and Nikhat Perween. Their only son Mudassir Alam had passed the state board exams with flying … Read more

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake: ‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts

The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the humanitarian space, like Obaidullah Baheer, lecturer in Transitional Justice at the American University of Afghanistan. “This is a very patchwork, band-aid solution for a problem that we need to start thinking (about) mid to long term … what do … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake: ‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts

The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the humanitarian space, like Obaidullah Baheer, lecturer in Transitional Justice at the American University of Afghanistan. “This is a very patchwork, band-aid solution for a problem that we need to start thinking (about) mid to long term … what do … Read more

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas … Read more

Muslim teenager Mudassir Alam was killed at a protest in India. His family wants answers

New Delhi CNN – “They’re firing bullets, they’re firing bullets!” a voice yells on video over the sound of gunfire during clashes between police and Muslim protesters in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi. Footage posted to social media of the June 10 protest shows 15-year-old Mudassir Alam raising his fist in the air as … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region the toughest place, says Ukraine president Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark … Read more